Little Rascals on the run

editorial image

THE youngsters are aiming to get in on the action when their dads and guardians line up to pound the pavements during the Men’s 10k, this year.

Some 250 boys and girls — ranging in age from toddlers to 14-year-olds — will line up in the southside’s Rascal Run, a 1k run around Bellahouston Park on June 16.

The race costs £3 per child (or £5 on the day) and in return you will be given a race number medal and water for all the finishers. There is no charge for accompanying adults.

The Rascal Run is set to take place before the main event and those going for the 10k can take part and view the mini run as a form of warm-up.

It should prove to be a fun day out as there are a range of activities planned for the event involving a range of organisations and partners.

A spokesperson for the Men’s 10k said: “There are just over two weeks to go and more than 2,500 men have already signed up, as well as 250 Rascals.

“We’re delighted to be holding the Rascal Run for the first time ever this year.

“It’s going to be a truly special event — the perfect way to inspire your dad or guardian to go the distance.

“It chimes perfectly with the aims of the Men’s 10k — to promote health and fitness in a fun, inclusive atmosphere.

“It’s not about who comes first — it’s about setting yourself a goal and seeing it through, with the support of your friends and family.

“And who knows? Perhaps the Rascals who take part will be inspired and one day take part in a 10k themselves.”

Set4Sport will be on hand with fun activities and games for children aged three to eight and their parents and guardians.

The organisation can also provide activities to help children improve co-ordination, balance and agility through games.

Designed by Scotland’s most famous sports mum, Judy Murray, Set4Sport is a free tool kit bursting with activities that kids can play anywhere.

It showcases games Judy played with her sons, Andy and Jamie, when they were children 20 years ago.

Mum of Britain’s number one tennis champ, Judy said: “I played ball games with Jamie and Andy almost as soon as they could walk.

“We didn’t know it then, but we were also taking part in the most basic of coaching sessions.

“Not only was it great fun, but it also helped them develop the co-ordination skills that would allow them to play any sport competently in later life.”