Wine being offered instead of water at Glasgow 10k rest stops

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It will definitely be a 10k like no other in Glasgow - with wine being offered at rest stops instead of water!

The city is set to host a new charity race later and organisers hope that a tipple or two every couple of miles will entice entrants.

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The route of the “Great Glasgow Wineathlon” is still to be finalised but hundreds of people have already signed up for the race on September 24.

On their website, organisers TeamOA have pledged to “put the fun back into run” and say their version of energy drinks come in “red, white and rose”.

The run has been described as an “easy trail” with each of the two-mile stops based around a different wine region of the world.

According to TeamOA, who also run a “chocolat-on” for people with a sweet tooth, every bottle of wine will cost a minimum of £7.50 and will also be available to buy at the end of the race.

The event has been previously been held down south, with 3000 people enjoying a tipple in Yorkshire and Huddersfield.

Managing Director of TeamOA Wane Law said: “We want to put the fun back into running and prove that you don’t have to be an elite race snake.

“We’ve run previous events and the people who are doing the races are not diehard runners, it’s people bringing picnic blankets and making a day of it.

“We are capping entries at 600 this year to ensure we can run a safe event and it means people will be desperate to take part next year.”

A local charity will be chosen to benefit for the event and runners are being encouraged to raise as much as possible, while prizes will be offered for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and best fancy dress.

The event is only open to people over the age of 18, due to the availability of alcohol and organisers said ID may be requested. Entrants must sign a disclaimer before taking part.