Glack Attack launches mini run
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.”