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Organiser's Description

Race

There is 5k and 10k options.

Both races start at 10am. The route is multi-terrain and includes both tarmac and trail sections.

The race will start and finish adjacent to Pollok House.

Registration will be from 8.45am. This is opposite Pollok House.

The What3Words address for registration is ///snail.stale.gallons

Remember there is plenty parking provision within the park which is pay and display. The nearest train station to registration and start/finish is Corkerhill or Pollokshaws West.

Whats included:

*An amazing route showcasing one of Glasgow's famous dear green places
*Chip timing
*Amazing race support
*Qualified first aid
*Water station
*Finishers goody bag
*Finish line snacks and refreshments
*Prizes for winners
*Spot prizes
*Free mud

Pollok Country Park

The land now occupied by Pollok Country Park was first widely known as ‘Nether Pollok’. It was originally part of the Barony of Mearns in Renfrewshire. ‘Nether’ means ‘lower’ and ‘Pollok’ is thought to derive from the Gaelic word, ‘pollag’, which means ‘small pond’. 

Some fantastic detail on the park, it's history and it future can be found at:
https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=35711&p=0

The route

The route consists of a 5k (ish) loop, twice for 10k participants. It's a trail race....that's an 'ish'. Bit of mud - hopefully. Some incline. Some decline. And some faster paved bits. There will be a couple of marshalled road crossings within the park. 

The route will cover a large area of the park and is definitely multi-terrain. Weather conditions between now and then will define what shoe type will be best on the day!

Entry

Entry cost is £12 for the 5k for affliated runners. An additional £2 for non affliated runners.

For the 10k entry is £17 for affliated runners. An additional £2 for non affliated runners is applicable.

T-shirts will be available on signup. Items are made to order. These will be available to collect at race registration. Event goody bags will be isused once you cross the finish line along with refreshments.

Entry is limited to 200 10km and 100 5km runners. 

Finish line and timing

For the first time Pollok Park Trail Race will be fully chip timed. However it still helps to 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.

Prizes

There will be prizes for the winners. There will also be a couple of spot prizes available.

Race Brief

A race brief will be emailed out before the event. Please take the time to read this. Many of the conditions of our race (and possible future events) rely on you the runner heeding the regulations that are in place for you and everyone elses safety.

Can't wait to see you on the day…

 

Friends of Pollok Park

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

Part of your entry fee is donated to their work. There will also be the option on sign up to top-up that donation.

Find out more about their work at https://www.friendsofpollokpark.com/

Prices

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

ACORN Pollok Park Trail Race 10km
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29 Feb 2024 23:59£17.00£19.00

*Discounted for members of any of ARC SA ARC

ACORN Pollok Park Trail Race 5km
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29 Feb 2024 23:59£12.00£14.00

*Discounted for members of any of ARC SA ARC

Dates and Status

Date: 10 Mar 2024

Closing Date: 29 Feb 2024 23:59

Status: Open

EventAvailable/Total
ACORN Pollok Park Trail Race 10km??/200
ACORN Pollok Park Trail Race 5km??/100

Organiser

Alex Osborne