The Killearn 10k is a popular community run annual trail race. The event launches to entries in December and the race is held on the first Saturday of June. The popularity of the race is such that it typically sells out within 6 weeks of launch. We offer 250 entries and these are usually taken up by people living in G63 and central Scotland, but our reach is such that we have return visitors from further afield in Scotland and international runners.
The Killearn 10k committee oversees the annual Killearn Mile. This is an event for all with the majority of the 150 entrants being local families. It takes place one hour before the start of the Killearn 10k. The event is usually on the same day as the Killearn Beer Festival and there is considerable crossover in attendance.
The Killearn 10k and Killearn Mile are support by over 50 local volunteers who help with duties such as marshalling and first aid.
The Killearn 10k is a not-for-profit event and the organising committee are volunteers. The event can only be delivered with the support of sponsorship and donations. Without this support the event would cease.
The benefits to those who provide sponsorship and donations are multiple. The local community and the 10k entrants have high regard for companies and individuals who support the Killearn 10k because it is a valued local event.
The Killearn 10k committee work to ensure that our sponsors/donators are promoted in multiple ways. For example, in 2022:
- sponsor logos were added to the race t-shirts/vests and these have considerable endurance, regularly on display around the village and beyond
- sponsors were promoted in articles in the Killearn Courier, negating associated advertising costs
- significant sponsors were promoted in articles in the Stirling Observer and the Daily Record
- sponsors were promoted on Killearn 10k information leaflets distributed to the majority of houses in Killearn (copy available on request)
- the Killearn 10k Facebook page reached more than 14,000 users, sponsors regularly feature in the posts, negating Facebook advertising costs