27 Feb

Rainbow Run Brightens Up Glasgow

Rainbow RunRows of brightly-dressed runners added some much-needed colour to a dreary Glasgow day last Sunday (22 February) as they took part in the fourth annual Rainbow Run. The event saw participants dressed in all colours of the rainbow as they ran along Speirs Wharf Canal to celebrate LGBT History Month.

Despite the inclement weather, over 80 people took part to mark the history of gay rights and the civil rights movement.  The event was organised by Glasgow Frontunners - an inclusive community-based road running group with links to Glasgow’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.

The club meet at The Arc every Thursday evening at 18:15 and Sunday morning at 10:30, offering a wide range of runs suitable for absolute beginners to marathon runners. The club is currently participating in several major running events this year including London Marathon, Paris Marathon, Edinburgh Marathon Hairy Haggis Team Relay, and the Great Scottish Run. A large number of members are actively training for Barcelona Marathon in March, where a large contingent of Frontrunners clubs from across the UK are expected to take part.  The impressive turnout will be the largest UK representation from Frontrunners at a European race so far.

Club president, Eric Baster, said: "The LGBT community is traditionally under-represented in sports, so this is a great way to combat homophobia and transphobia, both in sport and the community."

For more information, visit the Glasgow Frontrunners website.