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This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

Welcome to the Inaugural Scurry Around The Helix 10km and 1.5km Fun Run.

The Scurry Around the Helix 10km is a mainly tarmac or hard packed and relatively flat (only 75ft of ascent and descent) 10km, starting in the Helix Park and passing the Kelpies before winding around a circuit of the Cobblebrae community woodland and skirting along the River Carron to return to the Finish on the Helix Great Lawn.

10k - min. age 15yrs on the day of the run. Limited entries - year 1.

The Scurry Around the Helix 1.5km Fun Run starts on the great lawn then follows a clockwise circuit around the Helix Lawn and Helix Lagoon.

1.5km - no age restrictions - adults must accompany young children around the event - adults are free and don't need to sign up. Older children can run ahead of parents but a parent or guardian must be happy for them to do so and meet them at the finish.

Venue - Helix Park, Falkirk

Timinngs - Pre-race information including a race briefing will be emailed the week before the event and you can see any race updates or posts on or 

Itinerary (provisional times - subject to change)

Saturday 20th April

Registration 08.30 to 09.30 am - Helix Great Lawn – orange gazebos 

10km Race Starts 9.45am / 10km Prize Giving 11-11.10 am / 1.5km Fun Run Race Start 11.20 am

All 10km runners will receive a race medal; a race memento (likely to be a new for the season Scurry Buff); a tribe bar and there will be Active Root and water at the finish plus race commentary throughout. The 10km will be chip timed.

All 1.5km Fun Run kids will receice a fun run medal, race memento and snacks at the finish. The fun run will not be timed.

Parking / Toilets – There will be plenty of free parking available within or around a 1 km walk of the start/ finish area depending on where you choose. The Kelpies car park is free for those parking before 10 am with toilet opening TBC, and we have arranged for further parking at the Falkirk College (again with toilet opening TBC ). There will also be toilets at the start/finish. We will pass on more information on the toilets and car parking locations nearer the time.

General information -  Your vehicle and belongings are your own responsibility and the organisers accept no liability for loss, damage, or theft.

Race Numbers will be issued at registration.

We reserve the right to start the prize giving once 80% of competitors complete the course.

We aim to pass on the fun run proceedings to a local community charity - TBC.

Health and Safety All routes are extensively signposted with marshals at key junctions. Safety is paramount and we expect runners to follow the advice of marshals at all times & take all reasonable precautions.

Please be courteous towards public dog walkers and other path users as they have equal rights and access to trails and paths.

This course is not suitable for Canicross runners - please no dogs. Run Buggies are allowed in the 10km but we may ask you to start near the back and keep to the LHS of paths to allow easy overtaking. Note there are a few short steps onto the canal path and a couple of narrower sections in the woods.

Pushchairs, baby prams, or run buggies are fine on the fun run. To ensure safety the wearing of earphones is strictly prohibited.

Every competitor is asked to confirm their safe arrival back at the finish desk even if they have not been able to complete the course.

First Aid / Injuries These events can be strenuous, and the organisers cannot accept responsibility for any accidents or injuries. A First-aid team will be available at the Start and Finish areas. 

Emergency Contacts Please ensure you write your emergency contact details on the reverse of your race number.

You are responsible for your own kit and valuables. If necessary, there will be a small  bag tent by the finish line to leave kit for after the race. The organisers accept no responsibility for loss of clothing or equipment.

Prizes Prizes will be awarded in the 10km only - to the first 3 male and female runners and the first O40 male and female - unless in the top 3 overall and then a roll down applies. No fun run prizes awarded.

Results Competitors' places and times will be posted near the finish area a short while after the runners complete the course. The full official results will be put onto the event's web-site and facebook links provided ASAP and emailed to competitors. The fun run will not be timed.

We hope you enjoy the inaugural Scurry Around the Helix 10km and 1.5km Fun Run event

Cancellation In the event of extreme weather, the race may be cancelled and re-arranged for a later date. In the event of this race being cancelled your entry will be automatically transferred to a rescheduled date. This date will be decided by Scurry Events (most likely the following week). If you are unable to make this date then a 25% refund can be made.

In the event of abandonment, postponement, or cancellation of the event, we will have no responsibility for any costs incurred because of cancellation, including travel or accommodation costs.

Participant withdrawal / Refund Policy If for any reason after registration, you wish to withdraw from the event: Any time up until 30 days from the date of the event you can log in to Entry Central and organise a transfer with someone you know or email for a 50% refund. Between 30 days and 14 days from the event you can log in to Entry Central and organise a transfer with someone you know or email for a 25% refund. No refunds will be given within 14 days. Participants who do not attend the event will not receive any form of refund/credit. During the event: no refunds will be given


To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Scurry Around the Helix 10km
20 Jan 2024£21.00
20 Feb 2024£22.00
18 Apr 2024 18:00£23.50
Scurry Around the Helix 1.5km Fun Run
20 Jan 2024£6.50
20 Feb 2024£7.00
18 Apr 2024 18:00£7.50

Dates and Status

Date: 20 Apr 2024

Closing Date: 18 Apr 2024 18:00

Status: Closed

Scurry Around the Helix 10km??/302
Scurry Around the Helix 1.5km Fun Run??/40


Peter Ness