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Specsavers stores unite for Giffnock North Running Festival

18 May, 2016
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Specsavers Glasgow is an official sponsor of the local Giffnock North Running Festival 10k event for the fourth year consecutive year – investing cash and goods worth more than £3000 into the event this year.

Specsavers stores unite

A total of nine Specsavers stores from across Glasgow have joined forces to provide sponsorship for the featured event, the Specsavers 10K, which will see a large number of runners take part in the event around Rouken Glen Park this June.

The investment from the city’s stores will be used to provide race participants with finishers t-shirts, branded water bottles, clear specs cases as well as discount voucher for glasses and a free contact lense trial which will be handed out to all participants.

Calling all runners

Charlie McKie, race director for the Giffnock North Festival of Running, said: ‘The investment from local businesses is instrumental in making the event possible. We are thrilled to secure a substantial investment from Specsavers for yet another year in a row and look forward to welcoming the runners to the event.’

In a bid to inspire Glasgow locals to take part, staff from the nine stores will also put their best foot forward and join the thousands of runners who plan of taking part on Thursday 9th June, as they form a ‘Specsavers Superteam.’

Many of those who take part will be raising funds for their favourite charities, and the Specsavers team is no exception, with stores set to nominate their chosen charity ahead of the event. The Giffnock 10K competition is open to individuals of all sporting abilities.

As well as encouraging individuals to participate, organisers encourage local businesses to enter teams of three as part of a business fundraising challenge.

Proud sponsors

Ruth Lalor, director of Specsavers Newlands, said: ‘All nine stores are delighted to be sponsoring the Giffnock North Running Festival for the fourth year running.

‘The Glasgow stores hopes the partnership will help inspire locals to take part in the popular summer event. We hope to see Specsavers staff and budding runners from across Glasgow get behind this local event and we look forward to finishing the event as a Specsavers team.’

The stores behind the sponsorship are Specsavers Barrhead, Byres Road, Clydebank, Glasgow Fort, Forge, Newlands, Paisley, Trongate and Sauchiehall Street.

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