OLYMPIC running star Callum Hawkins got off his marks yesterday, Monday 25 February, to launch this year’s Paisley 10k Race and Fun Run. And he’s urging people to sign up for the popular event, sponsored by sports and outdoors retailer Decathlon, which takes place on Sunday, 18 August 2019.
Last year, 2018, almost 3,500 people took part in both the Paisley 10k and shorter Fun Run through the streets of the town.
Many of the runners took part in the event to raise tens of thousands of pounds for their favourite charities and good causes.
Callum Hawkins, who represented Great Britain running the 2016 Rio Olympics marathon said: “I’ve competed in and won the Paisley 10k in the past and it’s a great race to be involved in whether you’re a serious athlete or a fun runner.”
I’d encourage everyone, no matter how experienced they are as a runner to get their trainers on and take part in the race. There’s always a good turnout of spectators along the route cheering on the runners.”
Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes, chairperson of the organiser, Renfrewshire Leisure said: “The Paisley 10k and Fun Run is a great event for those taking part and the hundreds of people who come along to watch the races.
There’s lots of fun and if past races have been a anything to go by the runners and the crowds who turn out to watch give the day a carnival atmosphere.
Taking part and being sponsored to complete the course is also a great way to raise money for local groups, sports clubs, charities and local good causes.”
You can register for the race by logging on to www.renfrewshireleisure.com or by calling 0300 300 1362 or picking up an entry form from any Renfrewshire Leisure venue.
These include The Lagoon, Paisley; Ralston Sports Centre; Seedhill Sports Ground, Paisley; Johnstone Town Hall, Renfrew Leisure Centre, Renfrew Victory Baths, Park Mains Sports Complex, Erskine; Erskine Swimming Pool; Erskine Sports Centre; ON-X Linwood; Johnstone Sports Hub;