FITNESS fanatics are being given the chance to take part in a gruelling race this week, as part of a wider tour.

One of the five races in the Tour of Clydeside, the Dumbarton Dream is set to take over Levengrove Park tomorrow (Wednesday, August 14).

Other runs are also being held in Lochwinnoch, Queen's Park and Maryhill in Glasgow and Clarkston this week.

Racers can decide if they'd like to take part in the series as a whole, or just the Levengrove Park race individually.

Dubbed the Dumbarton Dream by organisers, the mainly off road track will start and finish at the vaunted war memorial in the park.

The approximate length for the race, due to start at 7.30pm is around 8 km.

A statement from organisers said: "The Dumbarton Dream race is held in the scenic Levengrove Park, Dumbarton and offers an opportunity to experience running in a setting overlooking the River Clyde.

"The course is mainly off road but includes a section on a quiet road.

"The start and finish is at the War Memorial near the park entrance. The race is approximately 8k."

Organisers say that water will be provided free of charge, but runners should bring their own cup or bottle.

Tickets are available at, but must be purchased today (Tuesday, August 13), no entries will be taken on the night.

Entries are priced at £9 for the Dumbarton leg of the tour.