Success on the menu as Men’s 10k unveil plans for 2014

Men's Health Forum Scotland's 10k for Men

Men's Health Forum Scotland's 10k for Men

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VIPs will be making strides for Glasgow as the charity behind one of the city’s greatest physical activity events holds a special get-together to plan next year’s extravaganza.

The 10k for Men attracted more than 3,100 runners on Father’s Day 2013 – with over 500 youngsters taking part in the Rascal Run.

Men's Health Forum Scotland's 10k for Men

Men's Health Forum Scotland's 10k for Men

It was a fantastic success – with phenomenal feedback from participants, spectators, supporters and partner organisations.

However, now the organisers at Men’s Health Forum Scotland (MHFS) face the challenge of staging next year’s event – making it even bigger and better despite severe financial pressures.

A special networking breakfast is being held on November 13 in Glasgow as a thank-you to all the key players from partner/stakeholder groups.

The aim is to share plans for next year and to rally as much financial support as possible behind the event – a firm favourite with families throughout the West of Scotland and beyond since 2006.

Attendees will get the chance to:

* Hear plans for the 2014 event and EXPO

* Ask any questions directly of the organisers

* Network with other sponsors/ possible event partners

* Talk about how successful the event has been for them/ their organisation

* Have a chance to make suggestions about how their involvement could work better

* Sign up for any of the excellent branding/ sponsorship/ promotional opportunities available for 2014 and beyond

* Introduce other business contacts who may have an interest in being involved in the event

* Have a nice, healthy breakfast in a lovely venue

Event manager Sarah McMillan said: “We look forward to welcoming key players from a host of organisations to the event. It’s a wonderful chance to meet old friends and new.

“We have some incredibly exciting plans for 2014 and we can’t wait to share them with everyone.

“It’s going to be a real challenge to ensure the Men’s 10k takes place again next year, but we are determined it will go ahead – particularly given the awe-inspiring enthusiasm of everyone involved in 2013.

“And with that challenge comes opportunities - for both private and public sector organisations to get involved.

“There are some terrific ways in which our partners can contribute and benefit – securing the future of a much-loved community event, while also realising their own aspirations. We hope to encourage these key representatives to sign their organisations up for sponsorship and/or promotional opportunities at the breakfast.

“The 2013 event was the best yet and we have exciting plans to provide so much more for the men (and kids) taking part in 2014, as well as a real showcase for any company involved – but we need support to do it.”

The networking breakfast will be hosted at the MHFS offices; if your organisation or company would like to be involved, please e-mail Sarah McMillan on sarah@mhfs.org.uk for a personal invitation.

The MHFS 10k for Men took place on Father’s Day, June 16, in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park.

As well as the Men’s 10k there was a 1km Rascal Run for boys and girls aged up to 14, as well as a host of entertainment, activities and more for all the family.

More information can be found at www.mens10k.com

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