OUTrun is a 5-mile, timed running event around Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park and along the Kelvin Walkway on 18th August 2018. 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.
OUTrun’s underlying aim is to promote participation in sport by holding a fun and inclusive sporting event open to all. OUTrun is organised by Glasgow FrontRunners, a Commonwealth Legacy 2014 partner and Scotland’s largest LGBT+ sports clubs with over 170 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, SAMH and Tea and Coffee for purchase will be available after the runThe Run – Start time: 9.30am
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.
This year we are raising money for Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH). We wish to raise awareness that LGBT people are far more likely to suffer from mental ill health, including depression, anxiety, eating disorder, self-harm and suicide ideation. We are proud to be raising money for SAMH because of the wonderful work they do in supporting all people suffering from mental ill health. We will raise money through voluntary donations on the day of the run and the GFR justgiving page.
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.
Our social programme is:
|Friday 17th August|
|Welcome Drinks at the Gallery Bar||From 8pm||A welcome reception for all our visiting frontrunner friends at the Gallery Bar
Free glass of Fizz to the first 50!
|Saturday 18th August|
|OUTrun||9.30am||Glasgow’s most inclusive running event.
Meeting point at the Kelvingrove Bandstand on Kelvin Way.
Bib collection from 8:30am
|OUTrun Dinner||16.45 – 22.00||Join us for the FrontRunner evening meal at Café Source which is situated in the same building as the ceilidh. A deposit is required to secure your place at the meal. Payable HERE
|FrontRunner Ceilidh||20.OO – 23.30||Frontrunner Ceilidh & Charity Raffle at St. Andrews in the Square
Bring your kilt and dancing shoes!
|Late night dancing||23.30 till late||Glasgow has a number of fantastic late night clubs.
|Sunday 19th August|
|GFR Club Run||11 am||Join us for our regular GFR Sunday run with 5, 7.5 and 10k distances available. ARC: Health and Fitness
|Sunday Brunch||12.30 – 2pm||Join GFR for Sunday Brunch at Brown’s on George Square.
Glasgow FrontRunners are throwing a celidih to celebrate OUTrun & the club’s 8th 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.
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) (Free entry + 80p towel hire). 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: