POLAROID EYEWEAR CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF THE 10K ROAD RACE SERIES
Join thousands running the Polaroid Eyewear 10k Series through the beautiful Scottish town and countryside routes this summer and receive a pair of special 25th anniversary sports sunglasses from Polaroid
Since the first race back in 1987 which attracted around 100 runners, the Polaroid Eyewear 10k Series has grown to become one of the key events in the Scottish running calendar. Over 4,000 runners took part in 2010 and even more are expected in this special anniversary year!
As usual, the Series will be run in May and June, around Helensburgh, Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven – all sites local to Polaroid Eyewear’s Global Manufacturing and Distribution Centre.
“At Polaroid Eyewear we are committed to producing high quality performance sports sunglasses and that is reflected in our long term commitment to innovative running events such as our 10K Series here in Scotland” said Rebecca Harwood Lincoln, Sales Manager UK & Ireland for Polaroid Eyewear. “With these races we aim to provide running events that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy. There are the four 10k Road Races for competition runners plus our Fun Run Festival that is open to everyone who wants to run, jog or even toddle! And all our local communities benefit directly from these events – to date local schools have received around £25,000 to support sports activities and local athletics organisations have received over £150,000. In this, our 25th anniversary year we are aiming to do even more to help encourage athletics at the grass roots level.”
Special 25th Anniversary Extras
This year, everyone who pre-enters all four races in the 10k Road Race Series by the 16 May will receive a pair of special commemorative 25th Anniversary Polaroid sports sunglasses. These stylish black wraparounds have cobalt blue inlays and rubber arm fittings for a comfortable secure fit over even the roughest terrain. The superb Polaroid UltraSight™ lenses give 100% UV400 protection, eliminate glare and feature a neat special edition printed lens – a lasting reminder of a special event.
Entrants will also receive a moisture-wicking technical performance t-shirt and an exclusive 20% discount on any additional pairs of Polaroid sunglasses they buy from the 2011 Collection at www.polaroidsunglasses.co.uk. Every Road Race finisher receives an exclusively commissioned medal and an ASICS race goody bag too.
Road Race Series
Event dates and entry details for the 2011 Polaroid Eyewear 10k Road Race Series are given below. Races are open to all runners aged 15 years on the day of their race. Entry fees are £12 for SAL affiliates and £14 for non-affiliates with over 20% discount if you enter all four races by 16 May 2011.
|19 May 2011||Hermitage Academy, Helensburgh||16th May 2011||Helensburgh AAC|
|26 May 2011||Clydebank Playdrome, Clydebank||23rd May 2011||Clydesdale Harriers|
|2 June 2011||Dumbarton Academy, Dumbarton||30th May 2011||Dumbarton AAC|
|12 June 2011||Loch Lomond Shores, Vale of Leven||8th June 2011||Polaroid Eyewear|
Chip technology provides runners with their race stats within minutes after each race finishes. They just need to register their mobile number when completing their entry form and their finishing time will be sent by text when the race is completed.
Fun Run Festival
For non-competitive runners of all ages, there is the Polaroid Eyewear Fun Run Festival at the Vale of Leven 10k event. There is a 5k Fun Run; a Senior Schools Challenge; a special Primary Schools Fun Run and a PolaToddle. For details of all the fun runs, call 01389 714465 or visit www.polaroid-10k.co.uk
Polaroid 2011 Sports Sunglasses Collection
To browse and buy from the complete Polaroid 2011 Sports Sunglasses range, part of the Polaroid 2011 Collection featuring sunglasses for men, women and children as well as special ranges including clip-ons and suncovers, go to www.polaroidsunglasses.co.uk. Prices online start from £50.00.
Stockists include high street sports retailers including Cotswold and Nevisports and independent sports shops and outdoor shops nationwide. Or buy Polaroid’s fashion sunglasses from John Lewis, Fenwick, Specsavers, Optical Express, Asda Opticians and independent opticians. And if you are heading off on an activity holiday, see the range at UK Center Parcs and in UK airports. Or buy on board cruise ships including Thomson, P&O Cruises, and Fred Olsen; also on selected airlines.