Michael Goodfellow, who won silver in the curling at this year’s Sochi Winter Olympics, will start the races and present the prizes at the inaugural Bannockburn 700 10K on 22 June. The event is being held to mark 700 years since the Battle of Bannockburn, taking place the day before the anniversary.
Organisers expect at least 700 runners to take part in the event with a limit of 1000 places. In addition to the 10k, there are children’s and school races on the day, including an under 15s 3k and a 1k round the trotting circuit for younger children. So far around 550 runners have entered. If successful, it is hoped the event will become an annual occurrence.
The race takes place near the battlefield where Robert the Bruce claimed victory over the English King Edward II’s army in 1314.
Organisers say of the race: “It's going to be a fab day out for the family! There are a couple of challenging hills but the views of Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument will make it all worthwhile. We can’t guarantee the sun but we guarantee you a scenic run!”
For more information, visit the Bannockburn 700 10K website.