Youngsters in Glasgow will have the chance to impress their dads this Father's Day as the Men's 10K in Bellahouston Park and Pollok Park will include a junior event for the first time. The Rascal Run is 1km long, open to kids of all ages from toddlers to 14-year-olds, and unlike the senior event, is not restricted to males.
The run will take place before the Men's 10K and can be treated as a warm-up for some of the dads/guardians taking part in the main event. There will still be a regular warm-up for those men not taking part in the Rascal Run, however.
A host of family entertainment is planned on the day, involving a range of organisations and partners. The event will also include Set4Sport - a programme set up by Judy Murray (mother of tennis star Andy Murray) to provide fun activities and games for children aged three to eight. It is intended to help improve children's coordination, balance and agility through playing games.
Judy spoke about how she came up with the idea: "I played ball games with Jamie and Andy almost as soon as they could walk. We didn't know it then, but we were all taking part in the most basic of coaching sessions. Not only was it great fun, but it also helped them develop the co-ordination skills that would allow them to play any sport competently in later life."
The Rascal Run costs £3 per child (£5 on the day), which includes a race number, medal and water for all finishers. There is no charge for accompanying adults. Registration for the main event closes at 9 am on Monday. For more information, visit the event website.