Runners get ready for canal run fun in Bishopbriggs this weekend

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A SPRING will be well and truly in the step of runners who will descend on Bishopbriggs this Saturday, April 20, as Deafblind Scotland hosts its annual Canal Run.

Around 200 runners of all standards are expected to enjoy the 10k race and 5k fun run, which both start and finish close to Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome.

Previous runs have attracted runners from all corners of the country and raised thousands of pounds for the charity’s work in supporting adults who live with dual sensory impairment.

As in previous years local running clubs Springburn Harriers and Kirkintilloch Olympians will play a major part in ensuring a good race is had by all.

Registration for the 5K fun run opens at 12.45pm, with the run starting at 1.15pm. Entry costs from £6 to £8. Registration for the 10K opens at 1pm, with the start gun sounding at 2pm. Entry is £8 or £10.

Ruth Dorman, Deafblind Scotland chief executive, is inviting runners of all ages and ability to go along and enjoy a healthy, fun afternoon.

She said: “We are really excited about this year’s run as the last few years have been so successful.

“The best thing about the event is that it is fun for everyone, no matter if you are a Mo Farrah wannabe, or a grandparent looking to share the 5k with the grandchildren.

“There are still spaces left so anyone interested should get in touch.”

All proceeds will support Deafblind Scotland’s vital work with Deafblind adults.

You can secure your place in the “Booking an Event” section of www.deafblindscotland.org.uk For more information e-mail events@deafblindscotland.org.uk or call 0141 777 5823.

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