Runners won’t have to feel self conscious about their weight at a new 5k in Edinburgh this autumn. The Sumo Run will see participants bounce around The Meadows in an inflatable sumo suit on Sunday 4 October 2015, all in the name of charity.
Sumo Run Comes to Scotland
Hundreds of runners will run, jog, walk or wobble the flat 5k course. The event has previously set a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people running in sumo suits and has become a stand out race on London’s calendar. Entrants should expect to look silly and laugh a lot, and in doing so, raise money for Link Community Development!
Jake Laws, fundraising officer at Link says: After succesffully running the Sumo Run in Battersea Park, London for a few years, we thought it was about time we brought the Sumo Run north of the border! We are excited to be bringing the Sumo Run to the beautiful city of Edinburgh this October. We are really looking forward to seeing the participants running in their giant sumo suits, for what I feel sure will be an exciting morning! Every year it brings smiles to our faces!”
Link Community Development International is a charity that works to improve the quality of education for children in sub-Saharan Africa.
Registration for the race is £25 per person – which includes your sumo suit! The minimum fundraising amount is £50. To register, go to the Sumo Run website.