About the MHFS 10k for Men
The 10K for Men, an annual event organised by Men's Health Forum Scotland (MHFS) takes place on the last day of National Men's Health Week, which is also Fathers Day.
The first MHFS 10K for Men was held in June 2006. The 2013 event takes place on Sunday 16th June at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, 10am!
MHFS 10k for Men aims to:
- raise the profile of men's health in Scotland
- engage men of all ages and abilities in healthy activity
- raise awareness of Men's Health Forum Scotland
The Men's 10k was established as a way to engage men in Scotland in healthy physical activity and promoting health and wellbeing all year round. MHFS a registered charity, aims to raise awareness of men’s health issues in Scotland. The 10k for Men has proven to be an excellent fundraising vessel for local, national and international charities, with an estimated £400,000 raised through the event in 2011.
The event continues to grow and has become a major event on both running and health events calendars, now attracting 4000 men and growing each year!
Consistently, each year, around 40% of the men taking part have NEVER entered ANY 10k before, we intentionally promote the event to men who are new to physical activity or have been inactive for a while. At the same time, the event attracts all levels of runners and other sportsmen who enjoy participating in a men only event. Please note the MHFS 10k for Men is not a race.
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“A really inspiring event to be part of, with trained athletes running alongside first-time joggers.”
“Running with men for men was quite a profound experience.”
“Very well organised. The best day myself and my friends have had in a long time. The whole event was first class”
“Fantastic atmosphere, great support from onlookers and good for your health - what else do you need?”
“Every man should experience this event at least once in their life. It's an incredible achievement and so much fun.”
Statistical breakdown of participants:
• 66% men from Glasgow
• 45% men aged 25 to 39
• 44% men aged 40 to 59
• 40% first time running any 10k
• 12.6% from the15% most deprived areas in Scotland
• Estimated amount raised for charity - £400,000
• 120 volunteers
• Quickest finish time: 30:47 Last finish time: 3 hours 19 Average finish time: 50 – 54 minutes