Glack At­tack launches mini run

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - NEWS -

An an­nual char­ity fun run through the muddy hills of Aberdeen­shire will in­vite young­sters to muck in for the first time this year.

The Glack At­tack race which takes place on Glack Hill, near Dunecht, raises thou­sands of pounds every year in sup­port of cancer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies at the An­chor Unit at Aberdeen Royal In­fir­mary.

The gru­elling 5k event chal­lenges in­trepid run­ners to wade through pools of mud, clam­ber over tyres, crawl un­der nets and more.

But this year, a smaller, pur­pose-built course for chil­dren – aged be­tween three and 10 – has been in­tro­duced, so that the whole fam­ily can get

“Will in­vite young­sters to muck in for the first time”

down and dirty for char­ity.

Al­most 600 run­ners have al­ready signed up to take on the Glack At­tack course at the Rat­cliffe fam­ily farm on Oc­to­ber 7.

Race or­gan­iser Stephen Rat­cliffe said: “For a long time, we’ve been look­ing to give the young­sters a chance to take part in the muddy mad­ness of Glack At­tack, so we’re de­lighted to of­fi­cially launch the mini run this year.

“Our whole fam­ily have worked hard build­ing Glack At­tack into the event it is today, and now that our fam­ily has grown with my par­ents be­com­ing grand­par­ents to six grand­chil­dren from one to five years of age, it’s their first chance to take part in all the fun the event has to of­fer.”

Carly David­son from Friends of An­chor, the char­ity which sup­ports the An­chor unit, said: “The work we do is only made pos­si­ble thanks to the re­mark­able gen­eros­ity of part­ner­ships like the one we have with Glack At­tack and all those fundrais­ing for the cause.”

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