Last year we transformed our annual MND Fun Run into a national relay race across Scotland, from John O’Groats to Gretna, and this year we need your help to go the extra mile!
Mum runners, dad runners, kid runners, “running’s not really my thing” runners, and “I’ll just walk the dog and pretend I ran” runners. If you’re able to go the distance (any distance!) for motor neurone disease, then we need you to step up on Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd May.
Whether it’s a 5K run, a longer walk than usual with the dog, or even wheelchair laps of your back garden, every extra kilometre will help Team MND go the distance! Just make sure you're following the Scottish Government's guidelines.
Last year we set the ambitious goal of running 581 kilometres (361 miles) which is the length of the Scottish mainland, from John O’Groats to the border at Gretna. But 700 of you went above and beyond, running six times longer, racking up an incredible 3,706 kilometres.
This year we want to set our goals higher. The sky’s the limit; let’s see how far we can go!
Every relay race has a baton and we’re calling ours the Blue Baton of Hope. Obviously, we’re not going to be passing you a real baton (ew - germs!) but ours is a symbol of unity, determination, and teamwork, to get Team MND’s baton over the finish line.
Besides, we wouldn’t want to rob you of the opportunity to fashion your own blue “bog roll baton” at home. The extra bonus for parents: it'll give the kids something to do! Think about all the people you could ask to sponsor you during your 20 minutes of peace and quiet?
And don’t forget to share your Fun Run Relay pics! We’ll be awarding prizes for: Best Fancy Dress, Best Sock Photo, Best Blue Baton, Best Dressed Dog, and Best Medal Ceremony!
If you need any help, our friendly fundraising team is getting lonely and would love to hear from you. Email email@example.com or give them a call on 0141 332 3903 for a chat.
*Please note: Only 1,000 pairs of socks and medals available. Socks are subject to size availability. Our mailing cut-off is Wednesday 12th May. Anyone who signs up after this date will receive their socks and medals AFTER the event weekend. Registration closes on Wednesday 19th May.
We’d love to see all your Fun Run Relay photos, including your home made “bog roll batons”, fancy dress costumes, socks out and about, medals ceremonies, pets, and window tributes.
Don’t forget to share your photos on social media tagging @MNDScotland. Email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share a selection of our favourites on social media!
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