18 Jul

Leg-A-See Run For Commonwealth Games Insight

Veggie Runner Jayne prepares for Leg-A-See Run

Have you missed out on tickets for the big Commonwealth Games dates? There's no need to feel glum you can still be part of the action on the Leg-a-See Run - a 7k adventure that explores the legacy of the Commonwealth Games.

The Leg-a-See Run is a fun, friendly, guided run between Glasgow 2014 venues and legacy projects around the East End of the city. On the run you'll learn about the architecture, urban design and regeneration of east Glasgow while stretching your legs. The run – which will be roughly 7k – will introduce you to quirky stories and 'I never knew that!' experiences along the route.

The Leg-A-See Run is a joint venture between Architecture and Design Scotland and Veggie Runners, and part of GREEN2014 – a programme of exhibitions and events organised by Architecture and Design Scotland to showcase the environmental legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games.

Speaking ahead of the Leg-A-See run Lori McElroy of Architecture and Design Scotland said “Over 6,000 people have already visited the GREEN2014 exhibition learning about the various venues and legacy projects – however since part of the legacy is to help Scotland become more active we wanted to challenge our visitors to a fun run!”

“Working with the Veggie Runners we’ve devised a route which will give both visitors and residents a new view of Glasgow, taking in key architecture and urban design landmarks and learning more about the regeneration of the East End of Glasgow.”

Jayne Rodgers from the Veggie Runners said: “Like other guided runs we've led, the LegASee Run is a tour, an educational outing, a new way to socialise and a unique way to see your surroundings. It's not a race - we'll be stopping at various points along with way to fill you with fascinating facts and get our breath back - so don't put your racing spikes on. This is a friendly run suitable for all runners who can do 5k or more. From parkrunners to marathon stalwarts, this is a great run for everyone."

The inaugural Leg-A-See Run will take place on 2 August, starting at The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow. Registration includes a great goody bag and fully guided tour of regeneration venues.  Sign up today at the event website.

Photo courtesy Lenny Warren