Feature Charity

Riya

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Riyaz Assrafally is one Roy’s Runner who has taken fundraising to the limit.  The dedicated fundraiser is aiming to complete a grand total of 13 challenges in 2014, and is already well on his way to that total.  So far Riyaz has completed the Virgin London Marathon, the Brooklands Half Marathon and three 10K runs, including The Tower of London 10K, the Great Manchester 10K and the Asics London 10K. 
 
Riyaz tells us: “I discovered the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation when my uncle was diagnosed with lung cancer.  Since then the Foundation has become a major part of my life and I willingly push myself to take on more challenging activities to raise as much awareness as possible for such a worthy cause. 
 
“The staff at the Foundation are fantastic and it’s a real pleasure to work with them - they’re part of the reason that I keep going.”
   
Riyaz continues: “As the challenges get harder, the memory of my uncle keeps me going. Fitting in training around work commitments is difficult, but at some point things just seem to click together and it feels great.  The race days are nothing short of inspirational, with so many people doing so much for their chosen charities, you just can’t help but feel motivated to get involved.  It makes it all worthwhile.  I couldn’t be more proud to be a Roy’s Runner!”
 
If you would like to take on a challenge and raise funds for a worthwhile cause at the same time Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation could have just the event for you as they offer places in a huge range of running events, including many of the most famous runs throughout Scotland.  Here we take a look at some of the events coming up over the coming months. 

Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run
Sign up for Glasgow’s Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run and you can choose the distance you run, with a choice of either a 10k or half-marathon course.  Both routes take you past some of Glasgow’s most iconic landmarks, with live music at the 
finish line to spur you on. 
 
Scottish Half Marathon
For those looking for a new challenge there’s an exciting opportunity this year to take part in Scotland’s first ever Scottish Half Marathon.  Starting just outside the stunning city of Edinburgh, you’ll run along the spectacular East Lothian golf coast and finish at Scotland’s oldest racecourse Musselburgh Racecourse.  This is a flat and fast route, perfect for first time half marathon runners or seasoned runners looking for a Personal Best.  
 
Baxters Loch Ness Marathon
The Scottish Half Marathon is also the perfect warm up for Baxters Loch Ness Marathon. With the route taking you around the shores of the iconic Loch Ness and then on into the city of Inverness, this is surely one of the most beautiful marathon routes in the UK. This is a great chance to achieve something memorable in one of the most famous parts of the world.   
 
jogscotland’s One Big Weekend 2015
For a running experience the whole family can take part in try jogscotland’s One Big Weekend.  This fun and accessible event is a series of 5k runs in a choice of locations, including Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth.  This is a great way for the whole family to get active and raise funds for lung cancer research at the same time.

For full details on the events open to Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation fundraisers visit their website