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ACORN Linn Park Centenary Trail Race

04 Jul 2021

ACORN Linn Park Centenary Trail Race has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

Linn Park

Linn Park opened in Glasgow on 2nd July 1921.

One hundred years later, we're here to celebrate with our Centenary Trail Race.

This was due to be a three race series, culminating in this event... No further explanation is required really.

We have an event, and we can't wait to showcase the park.

 

Race

The race will start and finish at the Halfpenny Bridge, also known locally as 'the white bridge'.

Race start will be 9.30am

Registration will be from 8.45am

 

The bridge was built in 1811 and is the oldest single-span cast iron bridge in Glasgow.

 

For those up-to-date folk, the What3Words address for the start is........///making.royal.magic

 

The route

It's roughly 8km or 5 miles in old money. It's a trail race....that's an 'ish'. Couple of hills, it'll feel like 10k!

 

The route will showcase the brand new Centenary Trail created by the Friends of Linn Park. Information boards along the Trail give information about the history of the park. Mid race may not be an ideal time to stop and read these! Perfect for the warm-up and cool down though!

 

There is some nice undulations on the route! But we're avoiding the steps side of the White Cart Walkway. Too narrow in the current climate.

 

Due to the mostly dry weather recently, the route will take a small diversion and include the lesser known Castlemilk Woodlands. Always a bit of mud to be found here!

 

There will be ups, there will be downs, and there will be mud. Even if i need to get a hose pipe out and create some!

 

Entry

It's a bargain.. Just £5 for affiliated runners. £7 isn't alot either eh?

 

Merch extras will be available on signup. These will be posted direct to you after the event. Reduces the gathering at the finish line, which is in line with our covid risk assessment.

 

Entry is limited to 90 runners. We're hoping this will be a 'mass start' event. You will however be asked for an estimated 5k/parkrun time on signup. This will be used to seed the waves if we're required to start in this manner.

 

Friends of Linn Park

This volunteer group support the park in fantastic ways. Path improvements, wildlife trails, bat and butterfly encouragement just the tip of the iceberg.

 

They are even providing marshals on the day to support the event.

 

And they're giving every participant a free gift!

 

You can donate towards their work at signup. And we'd love you to do so.

 

Finish line

Manually timed, so keep your race bib pinned in a nice clear place. Shirt or shorts is fine as long as we can see it on your front.

 

Once you finsh please clear away from the finish line. We're not allowed gatherings and crowds, please disperse in the interest of us being able to host future events.

 

Prizes

We have a few good things to give away on the day. The more entries we get, the better the prize pot will be. We're not making promises on all age categories etc

 

.. Unless you all want to pay more!?

Every runner will receive a free gift from FoLP

 

Can't wait to see you on the day…

 

Prices

UntilDiscounted*Standard
02 Jul 2021 23:59£5.00£7.00

*Discounted for members of Scottish Athletics

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

Dates and Status

Date: 04/07/2021

Status: Closed

Total Places: 90

Places Available: ??

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Organiser

Alex Osborne