20 Feb

Moray Marathon Set To End

Moray Marathon runners

The oldest marathon in Scotland is under threat of ending if new organisers aren’t found soon. Moray Marathon, which includes a marathon, half marathon and 10k, has been held in Elgin for the last 32 years, but following the event committee’s decision to step down last year, looks set to end.

Moray’s Walk Jog Run co-ordinator, Gareth Jenkins, said: “The end of the Moray Marathons after 32 years has saddened the local running committee. The current committee announced their intention to stand down last year but no fresh blood has emerged to take it on.”

Gareth remained upbeat about the lasting impact the marathon will have on the region: “The real legacy of 32 years of Moray Marathons is there for all to see – 22 walking, jogging and running (athletics) groups working together within the Walk Jog Run Moray Partnership, inspiring others to become more active, engendering true spirit within communities and providing volunteering opportunities to enhance personal and professional skills whilst helping others.

“The calendar for 2014 remains jam-packed with events for all abilities ranging from health walks, forest runs and road races to a walking festival, 6 Hills Challenge and 95 Mile Relay around the Moray Way.”

Anyone interested in helping with the organisation of the Moray event should email Nicky Nash (nicky.nash@moray.gov.uk).

Comments

  1. Jim Thyne said...

    This would be a great pity as the Moray Marathon is my favourite and I have ran it every year for about 10 years or more! Well-organised and a great course. I do hope it can be saved.

    Jim Thyne HBT