Resolution running comes to Edinburgh next weekend (Sunday, March 4) when Cramond Foreshore is the venue for the popular Stroke Association 5K event. The charity introduced the Resolution Run 5K last year in Glasgow at Bellahouston Park and its success encouraged organisers to make it a 2012 'spring double'; the Glasgow event is on Sunday, March 11.
There are 15 Resolution Run 5Ks taking place throughout the UK in March and April and they have been designed to help you turn your New Year's resolution into a reality. The events are a fun approach to achieving your goals, whatever they are! The scenic courses at Cramond and Bellahouston Park are perfect for novices to try running, walking or jogging, or for a seasoned runner to warm up for longer distances later in the year.
By signing up - it's £10 to enter with no set minimum sponsorship - participants will be taking regular exercise and leading a healthier lifestyle which will reduce the chances of a stroke in the future. Kirsty Scott, Regional Fundraiser for the charity, said: "Resolution Run is open to everyone of all abilities and is the perfect chance for friends and family to get active together whilst raising vital funds for the charity at the same time. Over £5,000 was raised at the inaugural race at Bellahouston in 2011 and our supporters are well on their way to smashing that total this year."
Places in the runs are still available and online registration will remain open until the Thursday before each event. Runners can sign up on the day where the registration fee will be £15. For more information call 0131 555 7245, email firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up online at the Stroke Association website.
A stroke is a brain attack which occurs because of a clot or a bleed in the brain, causing brain cells to die. One person has a stroke every five minutes in the UK. For further information about stroke or The Stroke Association visit the Stroke Association website.