A RUNNING club in Clackmannanshire is gearing up for a race at the picturesque Gartmorn Dam.

Wee County Harriers will be hosting the Gartmorn 6 Race on Sunday, March 26.

Always popular with the racing community, the race will showcase excellent walking and running routes in the Wee County with a chance to promote health and wellbeing in the area.

The Harriers are hoping to involve as many Clacks residents as possible in what is the first opportunity to hold a race since 2019.

Indeed, Covid restrictions and Storm Arwen threw the wrench in the works in past years, but the Harriers are expecting in excess of 200 runners as the event returns for 2023.

Registration will be completed before 9.30am on the day with the senior race, covering six miles, starting at 10am.

The junior race, covering around two miles, will take place from 10.15am.

Iain Barclay, club secretary, spoke of the senior course, starting and finishing at Carsebridge.

He said: "The route follows the Brothie Burn then circuits the Gartmorn Dam then returns to Carsebridge on the same route.

"It's a mixed terrain route including metalled roads, trail, world famous Clacks mud and several bridge crossings.

"The junior race, which has a distance of 3k and starts at 10.15am, has the same starting location but loops back before the dam returning to the start point via Jellyholm Road."

The race is licensed under UK Athletic Rules and Scottish Athletics.

Iain added: "There will be prizes galore for male and female runners at various age categories.

"Everyone receives a bespoke race souvenir.

"There will be refreshments provided at Race HQ located in the Sauchie Hall afterwards."

Wee County Harriers gave thanks to Diageo, Cambus Bowling Club, Clacks Council and local land owners for their support.

Visit entrycentral.com/Gartmorn6 to enter.