OutRun is a 5-mile, timed running event around Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park and along the Kelvin Walkway on 17th August 2019. 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.
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) and Tea and Coffee for purchase will be available after the run.
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 and register with their club name. Alternatively, if runners are running for charity they are welcome to wear t-shirts/vests to promote their chosen charity.
This year we are pleased to announce we have agreed LGBT Youth Scotland as our amazing charity partner. Young LGBTQ+ people can, despite progress in the last 20 years, still face alienation amongst their peers as well as verbal, physical and mental abuse. LGBT Youth Scotland provide advice and support services for young people, schools and parents to help tackle these problems and let young LGBTQ+ people know they have a place in the world.
We are now looking to recruit volunteers to help us on the day. As a race volunteer you play an important part in ensuring the safety of our runners and others using the course. If you would like to help out, or know someone who could, then please contact the OUTrun volunteer coordinator.
GFR is very excited to be welcoming runners from many other FrontRunner groups. We are arranging our social events programme and will communicate this to the club presidents in due course and update our page when this is finalised.
We are delighted to confirm our ongoing sponsorship from Leap Sports Scotland and Queens Cross Housing Association for OutRun 2019. Glasgow FrontRunners want to extend our thanks and gratitude for their ongoing and generous support of our race.
Race Information Pack: Available Soon
Enter here: OutRun Race Entry
Entry Fee: £14.50/12.50 (plus 75p admin fee)
Registration Deadline: 1st August 2019
Places Available: 500
Venue: Kelvingrove Park
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. 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.