4 Sep

Men’s 10K Cancelled

Men's 10K startline

The 2015 Men's 10K has been cancelled due to organisers being unable to secure funding for the event. The race has been held in Bellahouston and Pollok Parks since 2006 but was under threat due to increasing uncertainty over sponsorship.

Event manager, Sarah McMillan added: “I feel so grateful to all the men, event partners and volunteers who have been a part of our journey over the last 10 years. From an initial idea to ‘get a couple of hundred men running round a park’ to celebrate Men’s Health Week, to an event which has had coverage all over and attracts men from all backgrounds, of all abilities and of all ages.

"We really regret that the project is shutting down, not just because of the positive difference it makes to so many lives, but for the charities whose fundraisers raise hundreds of thousands of pounds each year as well as all the wonderful local businesses who supply the event weekend.”

This year's event attracted 3000 runners and incorporated a 1K for children under 14 and a 'Rascal Run' for toddlers. For more information, visit the Men’s 10K website.

Comments

  1. Iain Boyce said...

    Really sad to see this event cancelled. This event has a unique atmosphere and having done all nine events I have seen the event develop year by year. Surely a big name sponsor could step up and save this event?

  2. Damian Taylor said...

    This is not acceptable for this event to be cancelled. This is not just a 10k race, it's one of the few in SCOTLAND, which is just for men and more importantly raises awareness of the issue of mental health. The legacy of Glasgow Commonwealth Games! The Scottish Government, (cashback funding?), Glasgow City Council, the NHS, the mental health charities, local businesses and Sarah McMillan need to agree a future partnership for this annual event. Ran it this year and last, great atmosphere and this race helps to make positive changes to peoples lives.

  3. Liz Pitcairn said...

    Very sad to hear this event will no longer be taking place. Glasgow people men and women alike will miss this event. I have been to watch my brother-in-law take part in this popular run and I know he too is gutted. I feel sad too for my good friend Iain Boyce and his brother Andrew who enjoyed this run also.

    Liz Pitcairn

  4. Brian Hughes said...

    Very disappointing to lose such a great race. Especially as the race ethos was very much focussed on promoting awareness of mens health issues. If there is to be a genuine Commonwealth Games legacy then events such as this need to be supported. I suggest that anyone who feels strongly about this should make their opinion known to the Scottish government and Glasgow City Council.