10 Jan

Charities launch campaign for Run Garioch 2019

Run Garioch’s six charity partners were all in the frame yesterday (Wednesday, 9 January) as they urged runners to help them raise much needed funds by taking part in the popular running event, held each year in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire.

The RG2019 charities – CLAN, the Gathimba Edwards Foundation, Inspire, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, Friends of the Neo-Natal Unit and Charlie House – all featured in a short video released at the launch. 

The video, produced by event patrons Urbane Media, outlines the importance of Run Garioch to the charities, as well as the essential roles the charities have on the day. It also features the charity representatives being put through their paces by GB international and Run Garioch training partner, Kyle Greig. 

Greig, along with personal trainer Stuart Amory – who ran from Surrey to Aberdeenshire last year to raise funds for mental health charity MIND – will be providing tips and training advice to runners of all standards in the ten weeks up to the 24 March event.

Race director Graham Morrison told runABC Scotland online: “We are delighted to be working with six very special charities this year, and are very grateful for the support they give us. From marshalling out on the roads, to assisting with the junior events and the bag drop, our charity partners help make Run Garioch a success year after year.”

He added: “Even if you have already entered Run Garioch, you can still raise funds for one of our charity partners. Full contact details are available on our website, or through RGHQ. Every one of them would be grateful for your support, and will provide you with support for your training and fundraising in return.”

Entries to Run Garioch close on Sunday, 24 February, 2019, or when standard entries sell out.  After that time, entries will only be available through Run Garioch’s charity partners.

For more information or to enter, see the Run Garioch website