It's not long until the big day and Team Beatson are incredibly excited about celebrating the 5th year of Off The Beatson Track!
This year’s event is set to be the biggest, best and most yellow yet and we can’t wait to see you in your yellow, customised 'OTBT' t-shirts. As always fancy dress costumes are actively encouraged - the bolder, the better! Bring your friends, colleagues, kids and little four legged friends as we turn the west end of Glasgow yellow in support of Beatson patients and their families.
If you have friends, family or colleagues that have yet to sign up then don’t panic.
You can still register in the following ways:
- Calling – 0141 212 0505 (Deadline Friday 24th August)
- On the day - registration is available on the day from 10.00am at the Riverside Museum. (We highly recommend you sign up pre-event)
To register on the day come to our charity marquee where our friendly team will be able to sign you up. If you have yet to receive your wristband or t-shirt then worry not. These items will be available for you in our marquee.
If you have already registered for the event you do not need to register on the day.
timings for the day
STV’s Laura Boyd & David Farrell will be leading the festivities throughout the day. At 10.30am there will be a fun filled warm up from Glasgow’s Zumba Sisters to get you ready to go on your 10k Off The Beatson Track adventure.
At 11.00am the first wave (gold wristbands) of participants will be heading off on the route. With the second wave (purple wristbands) leaving at 11.15am and the third wave (yellow wristbands) at 11.30am.
*To ensure that Off The Beatson Track is a fun and safe event please make sure that you leave with your allocated wave group. It is not a race!
As always Off The Beatson Track will feature lots of attractions to keep you entertained before, during and after the walk so make sure to come back to the Riverside after you’ve completed the route.
Don’t forget to take pictures and share these throughout the day and share on Twitter and Instagram using #OffTheBeatsonTrack. Follow us too: Beatson Cancer Charity on Facebook, @Beatson_Charity on Twitter and @beatsoncharity on Instagram
plan your journey
We would strongly recommend you to take public transport on Sunday. Partick Train Station is just a short walk from The Riverside Museum and there are also frequent buses to Partick.
Car parking at the Riverside Museum will be extremely limited on the day and will be available on a first come first served basis. Due to new parking rules at the Riverside Museum, please purchase a ticket at the pay and display machines for 1 hour. Then come to the registration stand and ask for a Beatson Cancer Charity parking pass. Only this pass will allow you to park for the 4 hour allocated time, whilst only paying for 1 hour. We strongly recommend taking public transport, as this car park is extremely busy and we have to be mindful that the Riverside Museum is still open to the public.
The route is the same as all other years - please see the map:
- Toilets will be available to all participants at The Riverside Museum. These can be found on the ground floor of the museum. There will also be portable toilets along the route including the canal path just off Dorchester Ave.
- The walk goes past the Beatson cafe, which will be open for refreshments and a toilet stop.
- We will have a dog station at the Riverside Museum, filled with water and treats for your pooches! Please keep your furry friends on a lead throughout the walk, and clean up after them.
- Please bring weather appropriate clothing and footwear, we want you to enjoy the day as much as possible.
- We will have photographers and videographers on the day. Please let them know if you don't want your photo taken.
- If you have one, please bring along your water bottle, and we can fill it for you…alternatively you can buy one of ours on the day!
- The route is pushchair and wheelchair accessible
Please have a read of the water safety guide here: water_safety_guidance.docx
Please pay close attention to all safety messages on the day. For your safety, our bright yellow event marshals will be placed along the route and at the Riverside Museum.
It is incredibly important that you follow instructions from the marshals along the route and be particularly careful where there is open water.
The route that we use is extremely popular so please be aware of pedestrians, runners and cyclists who will also be using the route and stick to one side of narrow paths.
If you have any queries about the event, including the accessibility of the route, call us on 0141 212 0505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t wait to see you next Sunday!