14 Jan

Darius Leads Mens 10k Charge

Darius Campbell promoting the race launch running in a kilt

Organisers of the Men's Health Forum Scotland 10k are hoping that their event scheduled for Father's Day - Sunday, June 19 - will be bigger and better in 2011. They anticipate a record turnout of 5,000 participants for the men-only run that hopes one day to rival the iconic Glasgow Women's 10k in popularity. Promotion of this year's event go off to a flying start when singer Darius Campbell called on his fellow Scotsmen to put their best foot forward in 2011 by taking part in the Men's Health Forum Scotland 10k.

Darius Campbell said: "This is a fantastic event for guys, whatever your age or what shape you are in. Making the commitment to take part in the Men's 10k is a positive start to the new year. Getting fitter, having a laugh and maybe even raising funds for worthwhile charities, it's all good.

Darius added "There are plenty of female only 5k and 10k events out there so this really is one for the boys. For those celebrating Father's Day, what better way to mark the occasion than with a big hug and proud smile of your loved ones at the finish line?"

Tim Street, Chair of Men's Health Forum Scotland added: "This is a 10k for every man, from first timers to experienced runners. Everyone takes part at their own pace and for their own personal reason. That might be to see how fast they can do it, or as the target for increasing their fitness levels through the year, to raise money for charity or just as a fun thing to do with their male relatives or mates. It doesn't matter what brings them to the event, once over that start line they become part of the movement along one route that will hopefully leave a lasting impact on men's health in Scotland long after the last person has crossed the finish line."

Event sponsors include 'see me'; Real Radio; Achilles Heel; Brooks Sports; Glasgow City Council; A G Barr; Cystic Fibrosis Trust: The Stroke Association: Yorkhill Children's Foundation and Breast Cancer Care, Breathing Space and jogscotland.

To register for the 2011 Men's Health Forum Scotland 10k for Men visit the event website.