Under starter’s orders for Balfron 10k charity race

Balfron 10K
Balfron 10K

Runners only have a few weeks to go to limber up for this year’s Mulberry Bush Montessori Balfron 10k on Sunday, April 26.

The much anticipated annual race will see athletes from all over central Scotland and further afield tackle the spectacular route while raising funds for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.

Now in its ninth year, this scenic road course in the shadow of the Campsie Hills is proving as popular as ever with more than 600 runners expected.

It is consistently voted the number one 10k in Scotland by the readers of a national running magazine and has so far raised more than £55,000, with funds split between Balfron Primary School, Balfron High School and nominated charities.

Scotland Rugby Sevens captain and former Balfron High School pupil Colin Gregor will start the race.

He said: “I’m delighted to be supporting this great community event which not only raises funds for the local schools but also encourages participation in sport for all ages and abilities.”

This year a portion of the 10k proceeds will benefit Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) which operates a fully-equipped medical helicopter that can be deployed to incidents across the length and breadth of Scotland. Costing £1.5 million a year to run, the charity depends on donations for it to keep going.