Come and Try Championships

As Glasgow welcomes Europe’s sporting elite, Forest Enterprise Scotland is inviting the public along to the ‘Come and Try Championships’ at Cuningar Loop this weekend!

Come and Try Championships

About Come and Try Championships

Taking place on Saturday from 11am to 3pm, the fun, free sporting event will give adults and children the opportunity to compete against athletes across the Clyde.

Experts will be on hand to help participants increase their sporting skills and techniques or try out something new; from cycling, climbing and orienteering to Tai Chi and woodland workouts.

Cuningar Loop boasts Scotland’s first outdoor boulder park, where the climbing will take place. Orienteering will make use of the 2.5 kilometres of accessible mixed paths the park has to offer, whilst budding cyclists can have a go on the bike track. Participants will also be given the chance to relax and unwind on the grass by the River Clyde as they learn all about Tai Chi.

Bridget Holtom, community ranger at Forest Enterprise Scotland, said: “This month is an exciting time for Glasgow as we welcome professional athletes from across Europe. It is also an inspiring time for youngsters to watch and learn about sport and the perfect time to give them the chance to take part in their own version of the championships.

“Cuningar Loop is a Legacy 2014 project and is designed to encourage children to seek new adventures, challenge themselves, learn and most importantly have lots of fun outdoors. It’s an ideal location to host the Come and Try Championships.”


To be staged every four years starting in August 2018, the European Championships is an exciting new multi-sport event, bringing together some of the continent’s leading sports including the existing European Championships for Athletics, Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon, with new Golf Team Championships.

Cuningar Loop is located in Rutherglen, public transport is encouraged as there is limited parking. Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up at the registration tent on the day and book your slot.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Come and Try Championships are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Days Out Events you might like...

September Weekend Activities at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
September Weekend Activities at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
21st Sep 2018 - 24th Sep 2018
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell
Visit North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre over the September weekend and enjoy a variety of family activities to keep your little ones occupied!
September Weekend at Summerlee
September Weekend at Summerlee
23rd Sep 2018 - 24th Sep 2018
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge
Summerlee Museum are holding a range of family activities over the September Weekend as part of the First World War centenary commemorations.
Harvest Weekend
Harvest Weekend
29th Sep 2018 - 30th Sep 2018
National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride
Help us celebrate the harvest this autumn at the award-winning National Museum of Rural Life's Harvest Weekend!
Find Days Out events in Lanarkshire

Active Events you might like...

Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks
Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks
20th September 2018
Various Locations Lanarkshire
Join Get Walking Lanarkshire for their health walks! Enjoy the fresh air, meet new people and have a good blether!
Mini Flippers
Mini Flippers
20th September 2018
Flip Out Glasgow, Rutherglen
Kids under 5 can enjoy unlimited jumps along with their grown ups at Flip Out Glasgow's Mini Flipper sessions!
Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks
Get Walking Lanarkshire Health Walks
21st September 2018
Various Locations Lanarkshire
Join Get Walking Lanarkshire for their health walks! Enjoy the fresh air, meet new people and have a good blether!
Find Active events in Lanarkshire

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Night Walk Around Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve
Night Walk Around Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve
20th September 2018
Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve, Gartcosh
Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve is home to many creatures that come out under the cover of darkness, join this night walk and see what you can spot!
M&D’s After School Event
M&D’s After School Event
20th September 2018
M&Ds Scotlands Theme Park, Motherwell
Head along to M&D's Theme Park after school and enjoy Krazy Congo Soft Play or Amazonia for only £1 each!
Mini Flippers
Mini Flippers
20th September 2018
Flip Out Glasgow, Rutherglen
Kids under 5 can enjoy unlimited jumps along with their grown ups at Flip Out Glasgow's Mini Flipper sessions!
Find Family and Kids events in Lanarkshire

Sport Events you might like...

Seniors 5-A-Side Football
Seniors 5-A-Side Football
21st September 2018
South Lanarkshire Lifestyle Centre Eastfield, Rutherglen
Over 55 and looking to get back into football or take it up? Come along to Eastfield Lifestyle Sports Complex in Rutherglen for weekly fives!
Seniors 5-A-Side Football
Seniors 5-A-Side Football
28th September 2018
South Lanarkshire Lifestyle Centre Eastfield, Rutherglen
Over 55 and looking to get back into football or take it up? Come along to Eastfield Lifestyle Sports Complex in Rutherglen for weekly fives!
Source Wrestling - Live in Burnside
Source Wrestling - Live in Burnside
29th September 2018
Burnside Scout Hall, Rutherglen
Source Wrestling are back in Burnside with another evening of family friendly wrestling entertainment on Saturday 29th September!
Find Sport events in Lanarkshire

Summer Holiday Events you might like...

Find Summer Holiday events in Lanarkshire

Find other events in Lanarkshire

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Blood Brothers
Bill Kenwright's multi-award winning production Blood Brothers comes to The Town House, Hamilton in November!
Lanark Market Car Boot Sale
An undercover car boot sale is held at Lanark Agricultural Market every Sunday throughout the year from 8am to 2pm!
Aladdin
This year's family pantomime at Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre is firm favourite, Aladdin, starring Ian ‘Sheepie’ Smith!
Motherwell Beer Festival
North Lanarkshire's favourite Beer Festival makes a welcome return to Motherwell for the September weekend!
September Weekend Activities at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Visit North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre over the September weekend and enjoy a variety of family activities to keep your little ones occupied!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »