15 Apr

Run 5K the virtual way with jogscotland

jogscotland has just launched their first ever virtual run. The new jogscotland Wellbeing 5K gives all runners a chance to earn a specially designed medal featuring their mascot, Jog Scotty.

To enter, runners must first register online, then complete the 5K however they like: walking, jogging or running. Runners can complete their kilometres as fast or as slow as they like. They can take the dog with them, or, better still, encourage friends and family to join in the challenge. The distance can also be completed in stages, if preferred.  

When completed, runners are invited to share pictures of their efforts on jogscotland’s social media, using the hashtag #jogscotland5k and tagging jogscotland’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts. Images don’t have to be selfies. For camera-shy runners a capture from a running app or a GPS tracker will do nicely.

The jogscotland Wellbeing 5K is open to everyone: runners don’t have to be jogscotland members to take part. Medals will be posted out approximately four weeks after registration. If runners haven’t completed their 5k within the four weeks, they shouldn’t panic. jogscotland knows life sometimes gets in the way.

As they explained to runABC Scotland online: “The support runners show jogscotland means a lot to us. You’ll be sent your medal even if you don’t complete the challenge within four weeks – but don’t forget to do it!”

Runners can also take on the challenge as part of a group of five or 10. All medals will be sent together to the group leader to distribute.

The entry fee to the jogscotland Wellbeing 5K is £12.99 and all money raised will be ploughed back into jogscotland’s good work: helping more people improve their physical and mental health by getting active, and supporting the jog leaders who make it all happen.