South By Five is a series of six 5k races inspired by the iconic Southside Six race. That 16-mile race visited King’s Park, Linn Park, Rouken Glen, Pollok Park, Bellahouston Park and Queen’s Park.
South By Five will host a 5k event in each of the six parks. The series offers a good selection of multi-terrain surfaces, and some original Southside Six race features
KIT 4 KENYA (in association with Colin Thomas and Migo Sports)
We will have a collection of your preloved gear (shorts, tees, trackies and shoes that are in decent condition please) at registration – if you could tie the shoes together with the laces and put a note inside them confirming the size that would help the grateful recipients to sort these easily.
CANINE CAMPUS PET RESCUE FOODBANK
One of the charities we’re supporting this year – they are a small Scottish based charity (SCO479545) run entirely by volunteers who rehabilitate and rehome dogs.
We’ll be taking donations of dog food – sealed not half used. Open bags have storage issues
FRIENDS OF KINGS PARK
Friends of Kings Park are a volunteer group who operate within the park, helping to improve the aesthetics and promote the park. Check them out on Facebook.
They are also conducting a litter pick within the park on December 7th at 12.00noon. Feel free to join them. Also don’t undo their hard work during the race! Take your litter home or use a bin!
They will also be about on the race day, marshalling and promoting their work. Say “hi” and “thank you” 😊
Time: Sunday 8th December, 10:00am
From: King’s Park, Carmunnock Road entrance adjacent to the Coop. (What3Words ref ///invest.jump.school)
Registration: from 09:00am until 09.45am at the start area
Race brief: 09:50am at start line
Timing: Electronic timing from ProTay
Numbers: Allocated on arrival. Race series numbers are to be returned to race control at the finish. They will be re-issued at each event.
Mostly run on the park’s tarmac paths, these can be slippery in places with water run-off, and autumn leaves. There maybe some mud through the Sensory Garden. If it rains, you’ll get wet feet!
The route consists of one small lap and three larger loops. It’s not flat 😊
There’s a small road through the park used by the residents and the council depot. Listen to instructions from marshals where required.
MARKING AND MARSHALLS
The course will be marked but we cannot vouch for numpties tampering with the markings, or fuds who can’t follow directions!
There will be marshals dotted at key points, wearing hi-vis vests because they are heroes! Listen to them, follow their instructions, say “hi” and say “thanks” – they are all volunteers there for your benefit.
If, in the unfortunate event, you need to drop out please (if able) return to race control. No-where on the course is too far away from the start/finish. If you are unable to return to race control – inform the next passing runner and/or nearest marshal immediately.
First aid will be provided by Ambulance Scotland and will be present on the course.
There is no water stop on the course. Water will be available at the finish. In an effort to reduce plastic waste, the water will be supplied from expandable water carriers. Please bring your own bottle/cup
RESULTS – PRIZES – MEMENTO
Timing for the event is electronic and provided by ProTay Timing & Events. Provisional results will be available after the race. Once verified they will be published to Scottish Athletics and other relevant results services.
There are no prizes for the individual events. Individual event entrants will be offered goodies and a race memento at the finish. Series runners will be offered their mementos on 16th February. We say “offered” not “given” – if you don’t want it, don’t take it! Let’s not waste stuff!
Series prize giving will take place in Queen’s Park Bowling Club following the final race on February 16th. There will be hot soup and roll available for participants of the QP race. Everyone else can make a donation to the club for theirs! Series prizes will be based on your best 5 race positions from the 6 races – if you miss a race no worries!
There are no facilities available in King’s Park. Please arrive ready to run. We shouldn’t really need to say this but…… PLEASE DO NOT USE THE PARK AS A TOILET!
TRANSPORT AND PARKING
There are numerous local bus routes which serve the park. Check the operator websites for details.
Nearest train station is King’s Park, which is only a short walk from the park – although the opposite side to race registration/start area.
There is no public parking within the park. The large house in the centre is residential – please respect the residents, and don’t use their driveway as a car park! There may be some parking in the local streets. Again, please respect the residents. Parking at the Co-operative is for customers only
Bags/jackets can be left at the registration at your own risk.
RULES – short and sweet:
1. Respect the marshals. They give their time so you can run!
2. Always follow the marshal’s instructions, especially at road crossings. Failure to do so could result in being disqualified
3. Running under a false name/number will result in immediate disqualification from this and all future races. If you are also a member of a running club or SAL, we reserve the right to inform them too.
4. Don’t litter. Anyone caught littering will be banned from future races and disqualified on the day.
5. The park is shared with others. Respect them and they will respect you. Smile, say hello and remember you are doing something great!
6. No dogs. The race is under SAL permit
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