Runners wanted for Scottish charity events

A charity fundraiser to help raise awareness of men’s health issues and to raise vital funds for the Movember Foundation is coming to Scotland.

MoRunning have announced they will host MoRuns at 22 different locations across the UK and Ireland throughout the month of Movember, including in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow.

The Edinburgh MoRun will take place on 10 November and will see runners go through Holyrood Park and past Holyrood Palace and Abbey.  The Aberdeen event is on 3 November, which will see runners go through Hazelhead Park,  and in Glasgow on 11 November, through Glasgow Green.

MoRunning events are suited to runners of all abilities and of all ages, with a 5k option for the fun runners and a 10k option for those looking for a challenge. There is also a 1.5k Mini Mo run for children aged between three and 12 years.

In addition, for the first-time this year, runners can also take part in a ‘virtual MoRun’ with runners encouraged to upload a screenshot of their result onto the website, which means that MoRuns can take place anywhere in the world! There, they will be placed onto the virtual MoRunning leader board and they will receive a medal and headband.

Now in its ninth year, 20,000 male and female runners are expected to take part in the MoRuns taking place up and down the country.

Runners are encouraged to don moustaches and run in fancy dress to raise vital funds for men’s health through the Movember Foundation with special ‘Mo medals’ issued for the best dressed MoRunners at each location.

Dave Krangel, founder of MoRunning, said: ‘To be a MoRunner means you are part of something bigger than yourself, you’re part of a community, a family and a team.

‘We encourage all of our participants to have fun during their run because that’s what it’s about; dressing up, enjoying yourself and crossing the finishing line with a smile on your face.

‘There’s also a serious message though, the runs will be great fun for all the family, but we will be raising plenty of money and awareness of men’ health issues at the same time.’

Runners can either run solo or enter as part of a team. Early bird prices start from £10 for the Mini Mo Run for children; £12 for the virtual MoRun; £16 for the 5k option and £19 for the 10k option.

Early bird tickets are now available HERE.