CLAN Set To Run Balmoral

A leading north-east cancer support charity is appealing for willing runners to take part in next year’s Run Balmoral road race after online entries opened this week.

CLAN Cancer Support is once again a nominated charity for the popular north-east event and has a number of places available for various races over the weekend.

The event this year takes place over the weekend of April 23-24, with the race programme including children’s races, the ConocoPhillips 5K and the Stena Drilling Tartan 10K run. A duathlon, 15 mile trail race and three mile trail run is also part of next year’s line-up.

The Run Balmoral launch follows the opening of early bird entries for next year’s Baker Hughes 10K race of which CLAN has been involved with for a number of years. The 2015 Baker Hughes event saw over 115 individuals lace up their running shoes to raise thousands of pounds on behalf of the charity.

Susan Crighton, CLAN’s fundraising manager, said: “Both Run Balmoral and Baker Hughes have well and truly established themselves as two of the most popular races in the north-east running calendar and CLAN has had a proud association with them both for a number of years.

“Run Balmoral takes place in April next year and we’re looking for participants to run in either the 5K, 10L, duathlon or 15 mile trail races on our behalf. We’ve had hundreds of runners in the past take part to raise thousands of pounds for CLAN and it is this level of support that makes such a big difference to the lives of many affected by cancer throughout the north and north-east of Scotland.”

Those interested in running either race on behalf of CLAN Cancer Support are asked to contact the charity’s Darren Hill on 01224 647000 or email for further details.

CLAN Cancer Support is an independent charity which provides comfort support and information, free of charge, for anyone, of any age, affected by any type of cancer. CLAN aims to support people to reduce anxiety, stress and to increase their ability to cope with the effects of a serious illness.

Based in Aberdeen, the charity covers the whole of north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. CLAN has a presence in Ballater, Banchory, Elgin, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Stonehaven, Kirkwall and Lerwick.

For further information about CLAN Cancer Support please call (01224) 647 000 or visit

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