Stirling University 11am 20 October 2013
- Oct 20 2013 Fun Run day
Organised by the Rotary Club of Bridge of Allan and Dunblane
The Beat Beethoven Fun Run is a fun fund-raising event for runners, joggers and walkers, adults and children and relay teams. It's being held in the delightful setting at the University of Stirling, and is particularly suitable for families. Entrants in fancy-dress will be specially welcome.
The challenge of this event is to run 5K or walk 2.7K in the time it takes to play Beethoven's Fifth Symphony – about 34 minutes. It's not too difficult a target: most entrants should be able to beat the maestro. All entrants will receive a medal, and a commemorative certificate.
And why should you do this? Well, the objective is for you to have a fun, enjoyable day, and to raise money for two very deserving charities – Children's Hospice Association for Scotland (CHAS) and Parkinson's UK. You can find more details about these charities in the relevant page.
Not able to participate in the Fun Run? You can still support the charities. Click on the Beethoven's Backers tab to make a donation.
All five will be taking part in the Beat Beethoven Fun Run. Bid declares 'We are very excited about the event and have mentioned it to so many friends who we hope will take part too'.
- Only on-line registration can be accepted
On the day
- There is adequate parking in the University grounds.
- Toilets, changing rooms and catering will be available.
- Buggies welcome, but participation will require determination.
- Dogs must be on leads.
- Warm-up exercises at 10.45.
- A first-aid team will be on hand.
- The start, at 11.00 am, will be signalled by the first notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
- Marshals will be positioned around the entire course.
- The course will have course indicators where necessary.
- All entrants will receive a medal, a commerative certificate and water.
All entrants are required to register prior to the event. Click the "Registration" tab above to get started.
Fee for Entrance
The fee for entering the event is £10 for individuals or £20 for families (each family group must include at least one adult).
Please help our two charities by raising sponsorship. Please download our sponsorship form (PDF).
The course takes advantage of the beautiful Stirling University campus, judged to be in the top three most attractive university locations in the UK.
The map below indicates the routes to be taken by the runners (Red) and the walkers (Blue).
For walkers the distance is 2.75 kilometres (1.71 miles). For the runners there is further to go, a distance of 5.5 Kilometres (3.42 miles).
Initially the runs and walkers follow the same route (though the runners will be ahead of the walkers). Then the walkers turn right to follow the path round the loch, while the runners continue up the hill past the residences before returning to the loch side and following the loch path round to the finish.
Both runners and walkers will finish at the same point.
The terrain for walkers is mainly level, with about 50 per cent on paved paths. On the two occasions where these paths cross campus roads, there will be a marshal to ensure safety. The remainder of the walking route is on unmade paths beside the loch. These are firm and level with some slight undulations. They should not present any major difficulty for walkers with buggies, but care would have to be exercised.
For the runners, the route is largely as for the walkers. The exception is a loop which takes them uphill on grass to a circuit of playing fields, and then downhill to rejoin the walkers' path round the loch. If the grass is wet, appropriate footwear may be necessary to help avoid slipping.
Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS)
CHAS is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. As well as providing families with an opportunity to share their concerns and worries, staff and volunteers at CHAS's two hospices, Rachael House in Kinross, and Robin House in Balloch, help them live life to the full during their stay.
"CHAS makes us realize that we are not alone, we can share our experiences and fears with others who care and understand".
"...I believe, when you have a child with a life-limiting condition, all you can do is live for today, and tomorrow will take care of itself."
One person in 500 has Parkinson's. Every hour, someone in the UK is diagnosed with the disease. It is a progressive neuralgic condition, currently with no cure. There is, however, a range of medicines and treatments available to manage the symptoms.
Parkinson's UK is leading the research work to find a cure, and is closer than ever. Specialist nurses, supporters and staff provide information and training on every aspect of Parkinson's.
"I do the things I can. The things I can't ....well, someone else can do. Don't hide away. You must keep going. Take one day at a time and smile."
Sincere thanks to all those who took part in 2012. Your efforts raised the magnificent sum of over £9,000 for CHAS and Parkinson's
The event takes place at the University of Stirling on Sunday 20 October 2013, starting at 11 am.
Information before you start:
- £10 per individual
- £20 for a family group (must include one adult)
Your entrant number will be sent by post in mid-October.
Diamonds are forever
…and so is the difference Beethoven's Backers have made to our two charities.
Rainbow Room International Stirling
Park Avenue Medical Centre
Bridge of Allan Dental Care
Riverside Dental Practice Stirling
WS Dunsire & Sons
Dunblane Medical Practice
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