16 Jun

Marvellous Mascots Set For Great Scottish Run

Super SaturdayAn array of charity mascots gathered in Glasgow yesterday to launch the Great Scottish Run’s ‘Super Saturday’ family events. The all-inclusive weekend of running takes place on Saturday 3 October and will for the first time include a dedicated mascots race.

Events on the Saturday include the 100m Toddler Dash, Family Mile (for children aged 3-8 years), 2.5k Junior Run (for participants aged 9–15 years). The mascot race will see Pudsey Bear and Blush representing the Bank of Scotland’s Charity of the Year – BBC Children in Need, with Harvey the Heart representing the event’s local charity – The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice. 
Mascots from throughout Scotland are being encouraged to participate in the race to see who can earn the prestigious fastest mascot title. The Super Saturday entertainment includes music and free giveaways. 
Andy Mitchelmore from event organiser The Great Run Company said: “Super Saturday is a great way for children to associate running with fun, for toddlers right through to teens to lace up their trainers and be inspired to get active.  It’s also a great way to bring the whole family together; for parents, grandparents, friends and families to cheer their little stars on as they dash to that finish line.
“This year the mascot race will add a real fun element to the weekend’s events and we look forward to seeing George Square thriving on the day!”
Super Saturday will be followed by Sunday’s 10K and Half Marathon. For more information and to enter, visit the Great Scottish Run website