Registration now OPEN
OUTrun is a 5-mile, timed running event around Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park and along the Kelvin Walkway on 19th August 2017. The course is a mixture of flat paths with some hills and will be suitable for most runners. More importantly the race is open to everyone.
Taking place the same weekend as Glasgow Pride, OUTrun’s underlying aim is to raise awareness of LGBT+ participation in sport. The event has been organised by Glasgow FrontRunners, a Commonwealth Legacy 2014 partner and one of Scotland’s largest LGBT+ friendly sports clubs with over 160 members. With the right environment and support sport is great fun whatever your experience or capability, and regular exercise is hugely important for health and wellbeing. Currently there’s a lack of visibility of LGBT+ people in sport, and often people from the LGBT+ community feel sport is not for them. Glasgow FrontRunners are proud to be part of an effort to make a worthwhile change in these areas, and we have organised OUTrun to raise awareness of these issues.
There will be prizes for:
All runners will receive a goody bag and a technical OUTrun t-shirt.
Prize Giving will take place at 10.45 am in the Kelvingrove Bandstand. All runners and their supporters are encouraged to relax after the race in the Bandstand arena and join us for the prize-giving ceremony. Free cakes and treats (with a voluntary donation to our charity partner, Terence Higgins Trust Scotland) and Tea and Coffee for purchase will be available after the run.
Registration for Trans / Non-Binary: Currently registration for this event requires entrants to register their gender identity as either male or female. This is because OUTrun operates under UK Athletics/Scottish Athletics rules (UKA/SA). We must do this so that the event can receive a UKA/SA permit and so be fully insured. However, GFR has been working with SA along with Edinburgh FrontRunners and LEAP Sports Scotland with the aim of recognising broader diversity. Recent changes at SA has been that registration details will soon permit greater diversity in gender recognition. In addition, we hope that this will soon extend to events such as OUTrun. Prize giving is similarly constrained by UKA/SA rules, and so OUTrun will be awarding a mix of gender, age, and non-gender based prizes to runners.
The Start and Finish location is in Kelvingrove Park, on the Prince of Wales Bridge. The Congregation Point is in front of the Thomas Carlyle statue. These are best accessed from the north end of Kelvin Way.
We recommend that people come changed ready for the race. A dedicated Bag Drop will be available on the day next to the bib number and Timing Chip collection point. All bags should be labelled with the name and bib number of the runner. Labels will be available on the day. Please note that baggage is left at the owners risk. While we will do everything to ensure that bags remain safe, Glasgow FrontRunners will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage.
The course has been officially measured at 5 miles/8.05km and recognised by Scottish Athletics (Official Certificate); timings and results will be provided by StuWeb. Race Numbers and Timing Chips can be picked up on the day of the race between 8.45am-9.30am from a stall next to the congregation point – which can be accessed from Kelvin Way (upper entrance).
We encourage you to bring friends and family to support runners on the day.
Runners who belong to clubs are encouraged to wear their club colours. Alternatively, if runners are running for charity they are welcome to wear t-shirts/vests to promote their chosen charity.
Glasgow FrontRunners is delighted to be raising money for LGBT Health and Amnesty.
LGBT Health and Wellbeing is a unique organisation set up in 2003 to promote the health, wellbeing, and equality of the entire diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, intersx, asexual communities and allies in Scotland. They provide support, services and information to improve health and wellbeing, reduce social isolation and stimulate community development and volunteering.
Amnesty International believes we all have the right to be treated as equals, regardless of our gender identity or sexuality.
But being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual or intersex is a crime in many countries around the world. From the UK to Uganda, we take action to challenge discrimination targeted at people for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Our LGBTI network is open to all and is free to join. The network is a group of activists based all over the UK who organise and attend events like Pride, talks and film screenings. One of our most recent high-profile campaigns was on behalf of more than 100 gay men in Chechnya abducted, abused and even killed for their sexuality, and the Russian journalists in fear of their lives for reporting the persecution. We are calling on Russian authorities to protect the journalists, and their freedom to report human rights abuses. Together, we’re working for a world where no one faces discrimination for their sexual orientation or gender identity. For more information: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/join-lgbti-activist-network @AmnestyUK_LGBTI
We require a large number of volunteers to help marshal the race on the day and ensure that the course is safe for all of our runners. We are grateful to those individuals who have already agreed to volunteer, however we still need more. If you can’t run or would just like to help out or have a family member or friend who was planning to come along to support you but who can also help us ensure that the course is safe for our runners, then please contact the OUTrun volunteer coordinator.
GFR is very excited to be welcoming runners from many other FrontRunner groups. In honour of this, we have a whole programme of social events planned for our FrontRunner friends. For those travelling to Glasgow and looking for advice on accomodation and things to do we’ve produced this OUTrun FrontRunner Social Events.
Our social programme is (some details, e.g. parade timings will be updated when we have more information):
|Welcome drinks||Friday 18thfrom 8 pm||Gallery Bar
|OutRun||Saturday 19th at 9:30am
(Registration from 8.45am)
|Kelvingrove Park||5 miles running in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove park
|Pride Parade||time to be confirmed||Glasgow Green
||Parade through the city centre – all frontrunner groups together. Bring your banners & flags!
||Glasgow Green||Party on the Green! Ticketed event – details below
|Dinner||5 pm – 9pm||Café Source||Join us for an evening meal|
|The FrontRunner Ceilidh||8.30 – 10 pm||St Andrews in the Square||Make sure you pack your dancing shoes!|
|Club Run||Sunday 2oth at 11am||Glasgow Caledonian Arc (see GFR website for details)||Join us for our usual Sunday club run|
|GFR Brunch||12.30pm||tbc||Join GFR for Sunday Brunch|
Glasgow FrontRunners are throwing a celidih to celebrate OUTrun & the club’s 7th birthday. The ceilidh starts at 8.30pm and we are excited that GFR’s own Jill Leavey’s ceilidh band, the Sleekit Foxes, will be performing! We hope that members from all Frontrunner clubs and the wider running community, including other JogScotland and Scottish Athletics clubs and running groups, will come along and help us celebrate . Venue: St Andrews in the Square. All are Welcome.
Updates will be posted on our Facebook page.
The race takes place on the same day as the beginning of the Pride Glasgow festival weekend. The main Pride events will be held on Glasgow Green in the city centre where the celebrations continue all weekend. The Pride parade will leave the Green at 1pm for its march through the city. Glasgow Frontrunners will be participating in the parade and if you would like to participate please meet at the parade start point at Glasgow Green (details will be updated closer to the time). It would be great to see as many of our runners participating in the parade. See http://pride.scot/ for more information.
Race Information Pack: Available Soon
Register Online: Here
Entry Fee: £14.50/12.50 (plus 75p admin fee)
Places Available: 500
Venue: Kelvingrove Park MAP
Start Time: 9.30 am
Race Route: ROUTE
Results: Available Post Race from the registration website
Facilities: We recommend that you come ready to run. There are post-race changing and shower facilities available at the University of Glasgow’s Stevenson Building, 77 Oakfield Avenue, G12 8LT (5 mins walk from start line) (£3 entry + locker & towel). Toilets are available from the park toilet block next to the Bandstand a short distance from the Congregation Point. The bag-drop is at the Congregation Point.
Travel Information: Kelvingrove Park is easily accessible by public transport with numerous buses running past the park (Sauchiehall Street or Gibson Street). Kelvinbridge Subway is a 5 minute walk and Charing Cross railway station is 10 minutes walk from the park. You can also walk to the park from the city centre in around 20 minutes. Metered car parking is available on Kelvin Way, and in the carparks at the Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery or Kelvin Hall (Bunhouse Road). For a personalised public transport plan please visit Traveline Scotland.
We would like to thank the following companies and organizations for their support: