Saturday, 20 August 2011

Peterhead Running Festival & Fun Day

I am really excited how Peterhead's First Running Festival is taking shape. We have had so much support, enthusiasm and help organise this major event for Peterhead it just fantastic. On the day we now have planned (and we are still adding bits and pieces). At 10am we have the Shell School Funs Run(free event) on the track at Catto Park, this fun event hopes to encourage the kids to get active takes place from 10am, Primary's 1 to 3 One lap of track 400 metres, Primary's 4-6 two laps of track 800 metres , Primary 7 and 1/2 years of Secondary School 3 laps of track 1200 metres. Each child taking part will get a medal and goody bag, and certificates will be given for the first 3 pupils in each fun run, also the school with most pupils taking part per head of school role gets £200 to spend on sport equipment for their school.Please come along and cheer the kids on!!!!At 11.15am starting on the Buchan line across from Catto Park we have the Peterhead Half Marathon (to see all photos from last year event simply click here, costing £12 only all those taking part will get a beautiful medal courtesy the Rotary Club in Peterhead, and Goody bag, Cups will be present to the winners courtesy of the Scottish Building Society, along with some prize money. At 11.30am we have the Shell 5km Run, Jog or Walk, again starting on the Buchan line and finish on the track at Catto Park this event is for all levels of abilities, costing £6 only all those taking receives a goody bag and a medal courtesy of Shell. Both the Peterhead Half Marathon and the Shell 5km are chipped timed, so please get your entry form in as quick as possible or enter online here As well as the running events we have the Health and Activity Fair in a large marquee across from the Football Staduim, giving you vital health and activity information for all the family to get you active and hopefully keep you healthy. Everyone attending the Health and Activity Fair has a free entry into prize draw for a Bicycle courtsey of Halfords. Upstairs in the Football club its great to have Connies Craft Stalls, so come along a pick a bargain on the day, and if you need some refreshments teas and coffees will be served, and bar will be open, thanks to Peterhead Football Club and Mary for organising this for us. In front of Running Track we have also a Children Activity Fun Area which will have Bouncy castles/ slides etc etc costing only £1.50 to entry this area all money raised will go to our brillant Peterhead Seacadets. After the Shell School Fun Runs we also in the centre of the Running track "Come and try field sports" for kids to try on the day which should good fun, so please encourage the kids to join in. At 12 noon Suzie Crane is organising a Nordic Walk demonstration( more information on Nordic Walking can be found here,), if you would like to try out Nordic Walking Demonstration see Suzie at the Health and Activity Fair and book your place. I have tried Nordic Walking and Suzie its great fun and you get a good work out at the same time!! As well as teas up in the Football club down beside the Running Track we have the Starlight Parade Marquee which will hav teas/coffee and lots to eats all in aid of Scottish Spina Bifida Assocation. Run4it Peterhead Jogscotland main sponsors will also be along to offer advice on running shoes, wear etc etc and will have some special bargains on the day, if you are taking part in any of the runs you will also have a 15% discount voucher in our goody bag which can spent on the day, or at their shop in Holburn Street Aberdeen. At 1.30pm we are also looking to have Zumba in the Park with Steph, this free session will be great fun for all the family. The Peterhead Running Festival is a joint partnership between Peterhead Jogscotland, Aberdeenshire Council (Active Schools Aberdeenshire and Leisure & Recreation Department, and the Starlight Parade Committee. It would be impossible to have a large event like this without the financial help of our main sponsors Shell and Eventscotland and an our other partner sponsors Scottish Building Society, Peterhead Jogscotland, Bright Beginning Nursery, Thistle Group, Quantum Data Solutions, Robert Emslie Jewellers, Peterhead Rotary, Waves Fm, Northern Platforms & Staging, Finnie Motors, TSL Training Services and the Buchan Observer we are really grateful to each of them for their help and support. The Peterhead Running Festival is not just an event for runners but for all the family, please please encourage your family, friends and work colleagues to come along and support this great event. All profits from the day will go to Scottish Spina Bidifa Association