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3 Oct

Shortlist Unveiled For Jog Scotland Awards

The contenders for this year’s Jog Scotland awards have been unveiled following an incredible 276 nominations across four categories. The awards are in four categories – Group of the Year, Achiever of the Year, Leader of the Year and SAMH Mental Wellbeing Award.

Organisers say the challenge of drawing up the shortlists was even tougher than usual this year, but feel they have identified the groups and individuals who particularly exemplify what makes jogscotland such an extraordinary network.

The SAMH Mental Wellbeing Award, has been established for the first time this year as part of Jog Scotland’s partnership with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health). The award recognises people and/or groups who have used jogging to improve their own or others’ mental wellbeing.

Head of Development Colin Hutchison said: “Huge congratulations to everyone shortlisted, and indeed to all those who were nominated. Every single nomination we received carried a wonderful story demonstrating how jogscotland members, leaders and groups have changed lives for the better this year.

“We look forward to celebrating with our nominees and award winners in Glasgow on 4 November.”

The jogscotland awards will be presented as part of the Jog Scotland and Scottish Athletics  Annual Awards Dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on Saturday 4 November. Special guests on the night will be Jenny Meadows and Kelly Sotherton.

A full list of nominees for the Jog Scotland Awards 2017 is available here