Aileen Campbell, MSP for Clydesdale is putting her trainers on to take part in Carluke on the Run.

Carluke on the Run is a 10k race taking place on Sunday 21st May 2017. Runners, joggers and walkers can tackle the 10k route themselves or split it up as part of relay teams of two. The race starts and finishes at the John Cumming Stadium. Carluke Development Trust is organising the race as the official charity partner of 'Beatson Cancer Charity'.  The fundraising from this event will directly benefit the new Lanarkshire Beatson which opened its doors in December 2015.

The Lanarkshire Beatson is a satellite facility for the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre and is equipped with advanced technology to deliver the same world-class treatment provided at the Glasgow centre. The new £22 million satellite radiotherapy centre, which was funded by the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorate, includes two state-of-the-art linear accelerators. This enables around 80 patient treatments a day for people who require radiotherapy for lung, breast, prostate and rectal cancers. The centre also has a CT simulator to help plan radiotherapy treatment.

Commenting, Aileen said:


“I’m excited to put my trainers on to support the town and the brilliant work at Lanarkshire Beatson.  


“Carluke on the Run is a fantastic community event open to runners, joggers and walkers of all fitness levels. As someone new to jogging, I’m teaming up with my friend Margaret-Ann Todd from Law to do the 5k relay.  This fun-run offers a fantastic chance to get active and is open to all abilities.


“There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the race and get active – it’s a great chance to achieve fitness goals or have a fun day out with family and friends. 


“Well done to organisers at the Development Trust who have made this opportunity for the community and also put Carluke on the running map.”


Tom Sneddon from Carluke Development Trust added:


“This event has grown and grown over the years and it is great to see people sign up to take part.  I would encourage everyone to consider it – they can walk or jog the 10k or 5k routes and everyone who completes the course will get a bespoke medal to recognise their achievement. 


“So do sign-up and take part in an event that supports our town, and also supports a fantastic charity – visit our facebook page for more info.”



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