Entries open for Tom's Cairn 10k and 5k

The third Tom’s Cairn 10k, 5k and primary kids races will be held in Finzean on Sunday September 9

The third Tom’s Cairn 10k, 5k and primary kids races will be held in Finzean on Sunday September 9

This year's race will be staged on September 9

Entries for the annual Tom’s Cairn 10k Trail Race and 5k open on Friday June 1 at www.tomscairntrailrace.com.

Now in its third year, the 10k trail race proved so popular that a 5k event, open to all including under-16s, was added in 2017. A fundraiser organised by the Parent Council for Finzean School and Ballogie Nursery, the trail race will start at Birse and Feughside Parish Church at 2.30pm on Sunday September 9, while the 5k race and an additional primary kids race, will start shortly afterwards.

Race organiser and school parent Andrew Douglas said: “All three races were a great success last year and we’re hoping to see a similar turnout again in 2018. Stunning scenery and a lively community spirit are a given, and adding a 5k race has allowed us to cater for a larger audience and the growing number of secondary school-aged runners throughout Deeside and beyond who are not old enough for the 10k race. 

“The 10k trail race follows a hilly course, on tracks and woodland trails around Finzean Estate. It’s certainly an event for all abilities though, and we encourage entries from those wishing to walk or jog the route. Enter online at www.tomscairntrailrace.com - entry for the 10k and 5k is £10, or £13 on the day if numbers allow. The 10k race is open to those aged 16 and over. There will be some great prizes, as well as free tea and cake for every competitor at the finish.”

The 5k race and primary kids races will set off just after the Tom’s Cairn 10k Trail Race, from a location near the church which will be signposted on the day. Dogs will be allowed but must be kept on leads at all times, and the organisers ask that dogs are kept well away from race competitors. Parking and toilet facilities will be available at the start, within the church grounds. 

All enquiries regarding entries to Andrew Douglas, email andrew.douglas@uglifruits.co.uk