Glasgow students Run for Fun

Over 200 students and staff from the University of Glasgow are taking part in the Run for Fun this Saturday (8 March).

To raise funds for Yorkhill Children’s Foundation, participants will run either a 5k or 10k race around the Garscube Sports Complex.

The event, which has more than doubled in participants since last year, is part of the University’s recreational sports programme which aims to encourage staff and students to get involved in sport and recreation.

Event organiser, David Watt, said: “It’s been great to be part of this and see the event grow from a small one-off event last year into such a big event this year. It is a good fun race where the participants are encouraged to enjoy the run around the University grounds and raise funds for our chosen charity, Yorkhill Children’s Foundation. The race has proven so popular amongst our staff and students that we decided to introduce a 10k this year as well as the 5k. Keep an eye out for an even bigger and better race next year.”

Entry has now closed but spectators are welcome to come along and support the runners on the day. The event will take place at the Garscube Sports Complex, West of Scotland Science Park, Maryhill at 11am on Saturday 8 March. All monies raised will be donated to Yorkhill Children’s Foundation.

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For more information contact David Watt at the University of Glasgow’s Sport and Recreation Services on 0141 330 8483 or email

First published: 7 March 2008

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