On marks for Road Running Festival

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ORGANISERS of this year’s Glenrothes Road Running Festival have been busy buffing up the shining trophies which will be awarded to the winners of the region’s longest-running event of its kind.

And this year the cost of entering the events aimed specifically at younger participants have been significantly reduced to encourage even more children and teenagers to take part.

To many runners from the town and elsewhere the annual festival is about bettering their best, or simply just making sure they finish.

Hundreds of others will be taking part on Sunday, June 26 hoping to raise money for a variety of charities and organisations.

As always, as well as the racing opportunities, the day will be centred around Fife Institute in Viewfield Road, Glenrothes and will feature a variety of entertainment and attractions for all the family.

The programme will kick-off with a two kilometre Fun Run at 9.45am with entrants welcome to walk, jog or run the distance.

This will be followed by the traditional Junior Track Jog for pre-school children, which will start at 10.15am and the 300m run round the Institute track will cost entrants just £1 on the day.

The 10k Road Race will start at 10.30am and is open to everyone aged 15 and over.

This year’s 4k Fun Run, starting at 10.50am, will again be open to runners of all ages. The ever-popular Biathlons are expected to attract even more entries this year.

For administration purposes, closing date for all biathlon entries will be Wednesday, June 22.

Entry forms for the Festival are available by writing (enclosing a stamped-addressed envelope) to the Institute (telephone 01592 583305).

Anyone wanting entry forms or more information on events and prices can also contact the Festival organisers online via www.fifeleisure.org.uk.