9 May

Ready, Steady, Glow!

Speed of LightA new 5K is set to light up Falkirk on 7 November. The Speed of Light 5K will be held at dusk in Helix Park, The Kelpies with participants and spectators alike encouraged to don fluorescent clothing for the event. 

Organisers, GSi, say: "Everything looks a little different in the dark. With interestingly lit features and lovely sounds accompanying you around the route, a Speed of Light 5K is a very special experience. A timed 5k with a twist, we want everyone who takes part to enjoy the experience and wear a lovely big grin when crossing the finish line."
 
The race gives participants a chance to explore the home of the two 30-metre  kelpies designed by Andy Scott. Each runner will receive an LED head torch to wear during the race and then take home, as well as accurate chip timing, a training plan, medal, race recovery pack, and results posted on their My Details account within 48 hours.
 
To celebrate the event's launch, organisers are giving away five discounted individual entries every 15 minutes on Friday 8 May. For more information go to the event website