6 Sep

October date for Moira's Run

runners take a selfie at Moira's Run

Organisers of the popular autumn parkland event that celebrates the life of Moira Jones, and has been a key fundraiser for the charity established in her memory, have set the date for their 2019 run.

Moira's Run was created following the death of the woman whose murder in Queen's Park in Glasgow in May 2008 shocked the whole of Scotland. It is now a fixture on the running calendar and will return in 2019 on Sunday, 27 October.

A 400 strong field are expected for the annual memorial run and they will enjoy the famous Southside park in its full autumn glory. Organisers say: "Queens Park is a lovely park and we wish to hold this event not only to commemorate Moira and raise money but to also to provide the opportunity for the people of Glasgow to enjoy the park in a fun and active event."

They are encouraging previous runners to return and: "to spread the word to family, friends, colleagues and neighbours to help raise awareness, and make this event as successful as previous years."

Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome while participants in fancy dress are always given an extra cheer from the supporters around the route.

The Moira Fund, which provides support to families who have lost a loved one through murder or manslaughter, would like to hear from anyone interested in fundraising for the charity.

The event programme starts with a warm-up at 10.15am ahead of the scheduled start at 10.30am. Race numbers will be issued between 9am and 10am at race registration on the day of the event.

Organiser June Hepburn highlighted Moira's Run's unique quality: "There is always a wonderful, warm, friendly atmosphere in beautiful Queen’s Park when folks gather for this fun 5k event. The annual run is enjoyed by serious and first-time runners, fun-lovers, fancy-dressers and the local  community making it a great day for all-comers.

All runners will receive a medal, a goody bag and a bottle of water at the finish line.

Further details on entry and registration can be found at the Entry Central website.