Men's 10k Glasgow

On the go since 2004, the Men’s 10K Glasgow has firmly set itself as THE run for men in the west. The life expectancy of a man in Scotland is, shockingly, still the lowest in Europe and three years less than in England and Wales. Suicide, in addition to other mental health problems, continues to be an issue of high significance to men in Scotland. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people (18-34) in Scotland and almost three out of four suicides are by men. Our aim is to help change this, little by little – and the Men’s 10K is how we are doing it!

Athletes running the Men's 10k Glasgow
Cost:£ 20.50 - £24.50
Event Time:11:00 am
Event Date:30 August 2020
Event Distance:10 KM

Running Events

History | Getting Started | Top Events


Running events are some of the most popular types of fitness events out there – and are one of the easiest to get in to, whilst being very tricky to master. Because of this, it is a great place to start when you want to get in to a fitness regime – but there is a lot more to it than simply placing one foot in front of the other!

Runners taking part in a running event


Brief History of Running

Competitive races are thought to have at first started (as with many sports) with the Ancient Greeks, though many other traces link it to the Egyptians, parts of Asia and many other parts of Africa. One of the earliest recorded event is from 1829 BCE at an Irish festival honouring the goddess Tailtiu in a series of sporting events known as the Tailteann Games. A thousand years later in 776 BCE, we have the first record of the Olympics in Greece, and this is likely where many forms of runs and marathons have their origins.

Since then many different type of events have come about – through the Olympic Games are still probably the most famous. Throughout the world events are held all the time from simple small 5k runs to enormous 26 mile sprints like the London Marathon.


How to get started in running events

Luckily it is one of the easiest sports to get in to – you just need to start moving! Starting off with small jogs and sprints is the best way to get started and then you can slowly start to increase distance to build yourself up to bigger and better runs. I’d suggest started off with something like a 5K as this is not too challenging but long enough for you to get a real sense for what is involved in the sport. You can read our article here all about how to prepare for your first 5K which will give you some more insight on how to get your training started.

Once you get started you will quickly see there is a lot more to taking on a run than simply getting out there and jogging. If you are looking to get serious then you may want to start investing in some good gear – a good pair of running trainers is the best place to start. You can also invest in a lot of other running specific clothing too though be warned things can start to get expensive.


Running Races Near Me

There are quite a lot of different runs to choose from depending on what kind of experience you are looking for, we list some of the best running events in the UK, if you know what type of event you want you can click one of the links below to find out more;

 

Fun Runs  | 5K Runs  | 10K Runs  | Half Marathons  | Marathons

 


Top Running Events in 2020

We have picked out the best events taking place in 2020. We have lots more listings available, just click on the 'Running Events' tab at the top of this page to find them.

Bournemouth Marathon

Although we have picked this particular event, there are actually 4 different events taking place at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival so you really do have the widest choice available to suit your ability. Not only does it have great options but also stunning scenery, it takes place along the coastline and also the iconic Bournemouth pier. We have been to the Half Marathon event before so check out our review here.

Find out more about the 2020 Bournemouth Marathon

 


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The Men's 10k Glasgow Course

MEN’S 10K GLASGOW ROUTE

The Men’s 10K in Glasgow starts at the spectacular setting of the Riverside Transport Museum. The route heads East along the River Clyde and takes in the scenic views. Iconic buildings to look out for include the Glasgow Science Centre, The Armadillo, The SECC and the SSE Hydro and all within the first 2KM. The route then heads around Finnieston and up and over the Kingston Bridge. From the top of the bridge, those with a keen eye may be able to spot Celtic Park to their left, Hampden Park straight ahead and Ibrox Stadium to their right.Once across the Clyde, the route swings east and back across, then on to Argyle Street, Buchanan Street and along the south side of George Square, by which point you are over the half way mark and enjoying city centre crowds cheering you on. The route continues down Saltmarket and across the Clyde for the third time, through the Gorbals at the 8KM mark, before crossing back over the Clyde for the final time. Runners enter Glasgow Green with just over a kilometre to go, where cheering crowds await to help you in one last effort to cross the finish line where you’ll receive your well earned medal, water and goodybag.

 

ENTRY BENEFITS

  • Wicking finisher’s T-shirt
  • Accurate chip timing
  • Training plan
  • Great finisher’s medal
  • Race recovery pack
  • Fantastic running experience
Event Location : Glasgow, Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Rd, G3 8RS

55.8651338, -4.3063185

Charities & Sponsors

Target Ovarian Cancer

Email Address: fundraising@targetovariancancer.org.uk
Phone Number: 020 7923 5474

Prostate Cancer UK

Email Address: Not Provided
Phone Number: 020 3310 7000

MS Society

Email Address: helpline@mssociety.org.uk
Phone Number: 0808 800 8000

CLIC Sargent

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Phone Number: 0845 120 4442

Barnardo's

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Phone Number: 0800 008 7005