Crombie Country Park 10K
23 Aug 17
The Race is a fundraiser for Special Olympics Tayside to support athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities to attend the Special Olympics GB 2017 National Summer Games in Sheffield 7-12 August 2017. This is one of the Athletics Squad's fundraising activities. You must be age 18+ on the day of the event to sign up.
The entry fee is £11.00 - the fee reflects the number of people in the Athletics Squad (8 athletes and 3 coaches). £2 of your entry fee will go to ANGUSalive towards the upkeep of this beautiful country park. This is not a Scottish Athletics permit event and there are no discounts for SAF members. This is a fundraising event and there will be no refunds, deferrals or transfers.
The Race takes place in the grounds of Crombie Country Park which are simply stunning! This route is two laps following a variety of trails around Crombie Loch - you will not be disappointed with the beautiful surroundings and running round twice gives you ample opportunity to look out for the red squirrels, woodpeckers, roe deer, heron and a variety of waterfowl. The route is all trail apart from the tarmac start/finish - there are some tree roots to look out for but all very runnable with just one section, which if wet, which may get a bit muddy.
The Race will start and finish at the Rangers Visitor Centre. At the start, you will run down the main drive and turn right onto the Peddieston Trail (red) and follow this round back past the house and onto the Discovery Trail (yellow) briefly. You will then take the Fallows Trail the longest way around (blue trail), joining back onto the Discovery Trail and around the other side of Crombie Loch. You will then run the Birchwood Trail (orange) before crossing over the main drive and completing a second lap. After running the Birchwood Trail for the second time, you will run back up the main drive to finish at the Rangers Visitor Centre.
The event is not chip-timed.
Crombie Country Park
For further information about Crombie Country Park and how to get there, please visit the website
There is a small carpark with limited parking and an overflow carpark field so please carshare where possible. You will still have to pay the normal carparking fee of £2.70 so please remember your coins! There are two small toilet blocks with a larger accessible cubicle at the carpark and Visitor Centre. There is also a very rustic one near the playpark!
The Race will start at 7.15pm and registration opens at 6pm in the Visitor Centre. Registration closes at 7pm
There won't be any water on the route but all runners will receive water at the end of the race
Everyone who completes the race will be given an Award Ribbon similar to the ones presented to athletes at the Games and it will have the Special Olympics Tayside logo on it. At Special Olympics, Award Ribbons are presented to finishers in 4th-8th place. It is a fundamental principle of Special Olympics Award Ceremonies that no competitor is given more recognition than another and that as much significance is placed on the individual receiving the 8th placed ribbon as on the gold medallist.
The fundamental difference that sets Special Olympics competitions apart from those of other sporting organisations is that athletes of all ability levels are encouraged to participate and every athlete is recognised for his or her performance. Competitions are structured so that athletes compete with other athletes of similar ability in equitable divisions of between 3-8 athletes. So for the purposes of our Race, we will award a small prize to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female to cross the finish line and to the 8th finisher, and every 8th runner home thereafter - so even if you are not one of the faster runners, you still have a great chance of winning a prize!
Where does your money go?
It will go towards the costs for 84 athletes from Special Olympics Tayside plus volunteer coaches and helpers of the Tayside Delegation from Dundee, Perth and Angus to attend the Special Olympics GB 2017 National Summer Games in Sheffield 7-12 August. To send the whole team costs around £90,000 and every person in the team has to contribute to fundraising and this is just one of many fundraisers. You will be helping us to reach that total!
Huge Thanks to Lisa and Ben at Crombie Country Park for supporting Special Olympics Tayside!