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COVID blow for Scottish Mos

Switch to virtual events means more time to grow your 'mo

The four Scottish MoRuns scheduled for next month have all been changed to virtual challenges.

While clearly a disappointment in the series’ tenth anniversary year, organisers MoRunning said they made the decision ‘due to increased restrictions from the government and [the] MoRun venues’. 

MoRuns were due to be held in Aberdeen and Edinburgh on Saturday 7 November and Glasgow and Perth on Sunday 8 November.

Runners now have from Sunday 1 November until Monday 30 November to complete their 1.5k, 5k or 10k runs. Medals, buffs and headbands will all be sent in the post. 

Runners who hadn’t yet signed up for the ‘real’ races can still take part in the virtual challenges by registering online. 

While the good natured MoRunning events will be sorely missed in a pretty dreary year, organisers hope runners taking on the virtual challenge will still be inspired by the fun spirit of the event when they hit the streets or trails. 

They added: “We may not be able to physically come together but we can still run for each other, we can still run as one as MoRunners throughout the month of November, we can still dress up and grow a Mo (or paint one on!) and we will still continue to support Movember.’

Movember is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention throughout the year.  

All sums raised through entries, donations and individual fundraising at events like the 24 MoRunning races across the UK help support Movember to achieve their very worthy goal: to stop men dying too young and to change the face of men’s health. 

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