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6 Sep

Property Professionals Get Running

Property professionals from all over the UK will come under starters orders from Scottish rugby legend Gavin Hastings when they make tracks for Edinburgh to run in the Aberdeen Asset Management Property 5K Charity Race. More than 250 property experts are due to pull on their running shoes this afternoon (6 September) to compete in the 5k event.

Those taking part will be raising funds for the Wooden Spoon charity of which Hastings is honorary president in Scotland. The charity funds life-changing projects to support disadvantaged and disabled children across the UK and Ireland. Race organisers from Aberdeen Standard Investments property team are pinning their hopes on the fun run smashing £10,000, pushing the collective total raised over the race’s three-year history through the £30,000 barrier.

The route takes runners-up and around Arthur’s Seat with fantastic views over Edinburgh Castle, the River Forth and Holyrood Palace.

Aberdeen Standard Investments colleagues Laura Hughes and Elaine McCann organise the race in Scotland’s capital, bringing staff from more than 40 different companies together in friendly rivalry, and adding to the charity pot of £19,000 raised from the past two races.

The race is exclusively for property professionals and once again competitors are being encouraged to run in fancy dress, while there are awards for the fastest male, female, fastest over 45 and first team of four.

Further information can be found here.