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Friday 19th of December 2014
Car Hire Glasgow Airport are delighted that the race has been saved as a couple of the team are already in training for the event next year.
The men’s 10k run in Glasgow which has been held annually for a number of years was in serious jeopardy after organisers Men’s Health Forum announced there was a lack of funding for the event.
However the team behind the Edinburgh Marathon, GSi Events Ltd, has now announced it will take over the event, which is held annually on Father’s Day.
The race, which raises thousands of pounds each year for charity, had been under threat for some time due to increasing uncertainty over sponsorship. GSi also runs a number of other successful running events including Jogscotland’s One Big Weekend and Kilomathon Scotland.
Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the race, which takes in Bellahouston and Pollok Parks.
Neil Kilgour, new race director said “We’re absolutely delighted to be taking over the Men’s 10K for 2015 and beyond. It’s an absolutely fantastic event which has touched the lives of thousands of men in Glasgow, as well as the rest of Scotland. 2015 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Men’s 10k and we can’t wait to make it happen, 9 years of history was simply too much to cast aside. We’ll work really hard to give the event the TLC and respect it deserves, whilst endeavouring to make it even more special.”
The race has struggled to attract more participants from across Scotland – about 65% are from Glasgow. Judy Murray, mother of tennis ace Andy, and rugby star Scott Hastings were among the high profile supporters of the event.