THE entry list for the 2024 Babcock 10K Series has topped 600 runners - with more than three months still to go until a starting gun is fired.

The three-race series begins with the Shettleston 10K on Glasgow Green on Sunday, May 12, to be followed by the Dumbarton 10K on Thursday, May 23 and the Helensburgh 10K - changed this year to be the last event in the series, rather than the first as in the past - on the evening of Thursday, May 30.

As reported by the Advertiser earlier this month, the Helensburgh 10K this year will incorporate the Scottish Athletics West District Championships, with the medals to be presented by Gerry Gaffney, winner of the first men’s race way back in 1983, and Elaine Mackay of Shettleston Harriers, who won the ladies’ race several times in the 1980s.

Meanwhile, the Dumbarton event will include the Dunbartonshire AAA 10K Championships, with medals for individuals, teams and age groups.

Last year’s Dumbarton winner, Taha Ghafari, the Iranian Kurdish refugee who ran in the World Cross-Country Championships, is expected to line up in Dumbarton and Helensburgh, while Calum Johnson from Gateshead Harriers, who set a new course record in the Glasgow race last year is expected to head north again for the Helensburgh event.

Runners can benefit from an extension to the ‘Early Bird’ discount which will save them £5.00 from the series entry, available until midnight on Wednesday, January 31.

More than £6,000 in cash and Start Fitness running equipment vouchers are on offer for individuals, age groups and teams. Every finisher will receive a unique commemorative medal and item of Start Fitness running merchandise.

All series entrants will receive a free limited edition, Babcock 10k Series long-sleeved More Mile running top.

You can enter the series, or individual races, now at the dedicated event page on the website, or find out more information at