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Rainbow Run 2016

February 5th, 2016

GFR Rainbow Run to celebrate LGBT History Month

When:  Sunday 21st Feb, gather from 10:30am ready for 11am start.

Where: The ARC Gym, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens  Rd

How much: £1 if using changing facilities

To help celebrate this year’s LGBT History Month, Glasgow FrontRunners are hosting their fifth annual Rainbow Run on Sunday 21st February at 10:30am from GCU Arc Gym. Every year the Rainbow Run has got bigger and bigger, and we’d love this trend to continue!

The event is an “open day” for the club, especially intended for friends, new runners, beginners  – everyone is welcome. As a Games Legacy for Glasgow Partner we want to make getting involved in sport a real possibility for Glaswegians – and convince ‘non-runners’ that it’s really not as bad as you may think!

We will have trained Jog Leaders on duty to guide you safely along our trusted 5km, 7.5km and 10km canal running routes – you can decide which to do on the day. This isn’t a timed event – you set your own pace, but it will generally be pretty relaxed. There will be many new runners on the 5k route switching between jogging and walking – if you just want to walk that’s fine!

To create the Rainbow, we ask everyone to wear a suitably coloured top. The colours are allocated according to your month of birth. If you were born in:

·     January or February: RED

·     March or April: ORANGE

·     May or June: YELLOW

·     July or August: GREEN

·     September or October: BLUE

·     November or December: PURPLE/INDIGO

To complete the day, we invite members to bring along your best home baking for a post-run social. Cakes are free, but there will be a fundraising bucket for Terence Higgins Trust if you can afford to donate any money it will be gratefully received.

As with our normal Sunday and Thursday runs, we start off from The Arc sports centre at Glasgow Caledonian University. Male and Female Changing Rooms and showering facilities with individual cubicles are available for a nominal £1 charge.

Come along and be part of this visually stunning community event organised by Glasgow’s LGBT Running Club, Glasgow FrontRunners. This is going to be a feast for the eyes, as all the colours of the rainbow travel along the canal set against the spectacular backdrop of the Glasgow skyline. You can choose whether to walk, jog or run along the 5k, 7.5k or 10k routes. All that we ask is that we stay in colour order long enough for a good photograph!