PODFather Stirling 10k with 3.5k and 2k fun runs
10 Sep 2023
PODFATHER STIRLING 10K WITH 3.5K AND 2K FUN RUNS
Central AC are delighted to welcome you to the 22nd running of the PODFather Stirling 10k, now with two fun run events, a 2k for ages 5-9 year olds and a 3.5k for ages 10-14 year olds.
2k and 3.5k fun runs- 9:20am
Run on our traditional course, our super fast route offers fantastic views of Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument and the Ochil Hills. Each year we see a large number of finishers running their personal bests and that makes the race very attractive to runners from all over Scotland! Despite the super fast times recorded each year our race is not only for the speedy runners! It doesn’t matter if you run 30mins or 1h30mins, everyone is welcome and the last finisher will get just as big a cheer as the first finisher! Our aim is to give all runners the chance of doing their best time but enjoying it whilst they do so.
We had a fantastic event in 2022 where we introduced a whole range of new race day improvements for our runners, we received great feedback after the event, so we have brought them back again this year! Some features for 2023 include:
- Pacers to 40,50 and 60mins - easily identifiable by carrying a flag with target time.
- A piper at the most scenic part of the course as you approach Wallace Monument.
- Stirling University Cheerleading Squad suppporting our runners at 1.5k and 8.5k.
- Music on the course.
- FREE pre and post race physio thanks to Life Fit Wellness.
- All entrants will be given the option of a race tshirt, or if you would prefer, thanks to us working with Trees not Tees, we can plant a tree in your name with certification, location and picture emailed to you.
- Ladies fit T-shirt available (if opted for).
- Clock at half-way for 5k split time.
- Goody bag to all finishers.
- All participants receive a 15% discount voucher on full price running shoes and gear, valid in-store or online from our event retail partner Run4It Bridge of Allan.
- Drone footage by the fabulous Drone Scotland. See if you can spot yourself!
We have an extensive prize list with over £2000 worth of prizes.
Top 5 male and female finishers- £250, £150, £100, £50 and £25.
Course Record bonus - £250 (28:53 and 33:33).
Age group prizes. U20, V40, V50, V60 and V70.
First male and female teams.
2K AND 3.5K FUN RUNS
Our 2k fun run is for ages 5 to 9 and will start at 9:20am. The fun run is an out and back and follows the 10k route to the 1k mark where runners turn and head back in to the finish.
New for 2023 is our 3.5k fun run for ages 10 to 14. This also follows the 10k route to the 1km marker where runners will be directed straight on at the mini roundabout along Forthside Way to the next mini roundabout. Runners turn right for a short section then turn right on to the river path which joins back on to the 1k to go marker and back to the finish line.
Adults are more than welcome to run with youngsters on the day, just no dipping at the finish line! There is no need for adults to sign up.
All finishers will receive a goody bag.
2k and 3.5k - £5
10k - First 300 entries are £20 for SA members and £22 for non members.
After the first 300 entries, entry fees are £23 for SA members and £25 for non-members.
Race numbers will be posted to you in advance of race day.
ALL ENTRIES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.
We have introduced a Pregnancy and Postpartum policy for 2023. Anyone who falls pregnant after signing up or anyone who has signed up and was hoping to be back competing postpartum but feel they are not quite ready can transfer their entry until 2024.
ENTRIES CLOSE SUNDAY 27TH AUGUST FOR 10K AND SUNDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER FOR 2K AND 3.5K.
ONLY BONE CONDUCTING HEADPHONES ARE PERMITTED. Anyone found ignoring this rule will be disqualified.
There is ample parking at Forthbank Stadium and traffic marshals will be in attendance to direct you.
There are a number of electric charging points close by at Forthbank Stadium and at both Stirling Retail Park park and ride (800m from start/finish) and a large number at The Cinema just after the 1km mark
Please use designated parking area. Runners are advised not to use Morrison’s supermarket car park and should not park on the clear way at The Peak.
Perfect chip timing will be in attendance and will post race results on their website www.perfecttiming scotland.co.uk You will also receive a free text message within seconds of you crossing the line with your finishing time.
We look forward to welcoming you to our 2023 event!
PODFather Stirling 10k
|First 300 places||£20.00||£22.00|
|27 Aug 2023 08:30||£23.00||£25.00|
*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA
PODFather Stirling 3.5k fun run (10-14 year olds)
|03 Sep 2023 23:59||£5.00|
PODFather Stirling 2k fun run (5-9 year olds)
|05 Sep 2023 23:59||£5.00|
Dates and Status
Date: 10 Sep 2023
|PODFather Stirling 10k||??/1250||27 Aug 2023 08:30|
|PODFather Stirling 3.5k fun run (10-14 year olds)||??/200||03 Sep 2023 23:59|
|PODFather Stirling 2k fun run (5-9 year olds)||??/200||05 Sep 2023 23:59|