Run Loch Lomond consists of the Loch Lomond 10K and fun run that is organised by West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust (WDLT). The events are a continuation of the highly popular Vale of Leven 10K and fun run, that have been held over the last thirty two years. WDLT is proud to be in a position to maintain the event and continue to further develop it in the future.

The event will take place on Saturday 22nd June starting in the Moss O’ Balloch site and will include the much loved school and pre-school aged fun run which is open to all. Our Gold Sponsor is CPR Resurfacing.  The event starts at 10am and is ideal for people who are doing their first ever 10k as well as providing a competitive setting for experienced runners.

Online Entry & Race Packs

Online entry closes at 10am on Thursday 20th June however to receive your race packs by post you need to enter by 10am on Monday 10th June.

The race packs will be sent out after this date. If you don’t enter in time or don’t receive your race packs for some reason then we will sort this out for you when you arrive at the venue. Please report to the large marquee and speak to one of our volunteers at the desk.

We pride ourselves in delivering a fun, high quality, safe and well organised experience for all participants and hope that you will come and join us this year. We have a scenic route that takes you through Balloch Castle Country Park (providing the stunning backdrop of Loch Lomond) and along the River Leven. In addition, we are providing every runner with a high quality:

•           Technical event t-shirt

•           Bespoke race medal

•           Goodie bag with gifts, water, snacks and discount vouchers for local services and attractions

•           Prize list for individual winners and teams as well as spot prizes

We look forward to seeing you

Come & join in the run!

West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust (WDLT)

WDLT is a charitable trust that has the responsibility to deliver leisure and sport services on behalf of West Dunbartonshire Council. Our Sports Development team has organised and delivered the Children’s Fun run for the last nineteen years with over six hundred children and their parents and grandparents enjoying running the route and finishing through the 10K inflatable gantry.

History and Background

Vale of Leven winners over the years have included John Hanratty 1987, Peter Fleming 1990, Nat Muir 1991, Chris Robison 1993/94, Keith Anderson 1997/98, Kenyans Benson Masya 1999 & Stephen Ariga 2001. In 2000 local athlete Glen Stewart took the honours.

The first female winner in 1987 was Melissa Wylie, other winners have included local athlete Janet McColl 1988/89, Sandra Branney has four wins under her belt in 1990/91/92 and 1996 as well as a 1st lady veteran in 1993 and 2000, English internationalist Heather Heasman won in 1997 with Scotland’s own Yvonne Murray-Mooney was successful in 1998.

Current course records include Keith Anderson’s 29:31 in 1997, Yvonne Murray-Mooney holds the ladies record with 34.04 in 1998. The men’s veteran record of 30:54 is held by Brian Kirkwood from 1995, however Tommy Murray was only 5 seconds outside it in 2001! The female veteran’s record is held by Sandra Branney in a time of 35:08 in 1993.

“See you at the races.”

Polaroid Eyewear 10K– a great running tradition

The Polaroid Eyewear 10K Series had grown since its first race in 1987 with around 100 runners, to up to 1,000 runners taking part in each race. Following the decision to close Polaroid Eyewear, West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust stepped in to lead on the delivery of our Vale of Leven 10K. The race is about participation – recreational and competitive runners enjoying a well organised and friendly event.