Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, Mr G’s MND 5K Fun Run will return to Fife on 4 September. The event was launched by 15-year-old Brynja Duthie from Cupar after her maths teacher Donald Grewar was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.
Brynja said: “I’ve always known Mr Grewar as someone who is very fit and loves running until he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND/ALS) in February last year. Motor Neurone Disease is a horrible disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord but this hasn’t stopped Mr Grewar remaining positive, being an amazing teacher who cares and is still very dedicated, giving me and my school mates 100% support whenever we need it sometimes just by allowing us to pop in for a chat at break or lunch and having a laugh with him.
“Mr Grewar has always been there for me and now I really want to be there for him. This race is my chance to give him something back and, for me and others, to show him that we really care about him and also for me to demonstrate how much I appreciate all he has done for me and others through the years. He is an amazing person and teacher who I want to support.”
The race includes a 1k for children aged 11 and under starting at 11.00am and a 5k for anyone over 11 years of age starting at 11.30am. The entry fee is £5 to those 11 and under, and £10 to everyone else. There will be refreshments after the race in the Cricket Pavilion, University of St Andrews playing fields.
For more information visit Entry Central.