Volunteers wanted for BHGE 10K Running Festival team

Participants at last year's event

Race organisers are asking challenge seekers of all ages and abilities to come forward for the chance to be part of a team for the BHGE 10K Running Festival.

Sport Aberdeen is on the lookout for 10 people to join their #naeexcuses team.

The chosen ambassadors will be selected by a Sport Aberdeen panel and will be given free entry to the race alongside ongoing advice and support from the charity’s health and wellness team including a 10 weeks to 10K training plan.

Jill Franks, Sport Aberdeen’s business development director, said: “Sport Aberdeen is calling on real people who want to set themselves a goal, whether that is beating a personal best or taking part in any of our races for the very first time. The #naeexcuses team will bring together ambassadors of all ages and abilities to take on in Aberdeen’s longest-standing running event.

“Each year we are overwhelmed by the support given to the event from the community. It’s an important part of Sport Aberdeen’s commitment to creating opportunities and changing lives through sport and physical activity and this year we want to inspire you to take on a new challenge.”

Alongside the 10K and children’s 2K challenges, the running festival, at the city’s Beach Boulevard on May 20, is the only event in Aberdeen to offer wheelchair road races, allowing people of all abilities to come together and take part in physical activity.

The BHGE 10K Running Festival is the North-east’s longest-running road race and each year attracts thousands of participants from all over the country while raising money for deserving charities.