ATHLETIC star Callum Hawkins got his marks yesterday to launch this year’s Paisley 10k Race and Fun Run.
Urging people to sign up for the popular road race and fun run event – sponsored by sports and outdoors retailer Decathlon for the second year and taking place on Sunday, August 18.
Last year, almost 3500 people took part in both the Paisley 10k and shorter Fun Run, organised by Renfrewshire Leisure through the streets of the town.
Many of the runners were taking part to raise tens of thousands of pounds for their favourite charities and good causes.
This year, there is more than £2000 in prize money up for grabs in the 10k race and trophies for the both boys and girls fun runners who are aged seven and under, eight to 12 years old and 12 to 15 year olds.
Callum represented Great Britain running the marathon, in the 2016 Rio Olympics and represented Scotland at the last Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.
Callum said: “I’ve competed in and won the Paisley 10k in the past and it’s a great race to be involved in whether you’re a serious athlete or a fun runner.”
Councillor Hughes said: “The Paisley 10k and Fun Run is a great event for those taking part and the hundreds of people who come along to watch the races.
“There’s lots of fun and if past races have been a anything to go by the runners and the crowds who turn out to watch give the day a carnival atmosphere.
“Taking part and being sponsored to complete the course is also a great way to raise money for local groups, sports clubs, charities and local good causes.”
You can register for the race online here: www.renfrewshireleisure.com/paisley10k/ or by telephoning 0300 300 1362 or picking up an entry form from any Renfrewshire Leisure venue.