26 Jul

Run For Romania

Children involved in the Talita Kum project

Runners will head to Drymen in Stirlingshire on 25 August for a charity race aiming to help schoolchildren in one of Romania's poorest regions. Drymen Run For Romania 10K, now in its 7th year, includes both road and forest sections and takes in fantastic views of Loch Lomond. Starting near Drymen primary school on Old Gartmore Road, it heads towards Milton of Buchanan then up through the Garadhban Forest and along woodland paths, joining the West Highland Way briefly before coming back on to the road for the final stretch back to Drymen primary.

There is no minimum sponsorship fee but participants are encouraged to donate to Blythswood Care's Talita Kum project. Talita Kum is an after-school programme that provides financial support for schools in the Jimbolia region of Romania, allowing impoverished children to take part in extra-curricular activities.

The Blythswood Care website said: "Talita Kum provides a six-hour programme, five days a week for 40 children from some of the poorest households in the region. The children also have the opportunity to go to camps in the long summer holidays. They enjoy fresh air, games, good food and comfortable living conditions in contrast to their usual lives."

There is also a junior mile race for children aged 8 to 15.

For information on how to enter the event visit the Blythswood Care website