Eric Liddell Big 100 Virtual Run Medals

Big 100 Needs You!

Join the jogscotland Eric Liddell Big 100 5K Virtual Run and help raise funds for two very worthy causes...

It’s a special summer for athletics in Scotland with the Olympics in Paris marking 100 years since the great Eric Liddell won gold in the city. To help celebrate that historic achievement and inspire people to get out running, entries have opened for jogscotland's Eric Liddell Big 100 Virtual Run.

A spokesperson from jogscotland said: "The Eric Liddell Big 100 is our way to recognise and celebrate the life, sporting and community service achievements of one of Scotland’s iconic figures.

"Sign up and complete your 5K however you choose – walk, jog, run, do it all at once or in stages. We’re open for runs from now and all through July and August."

Eric Henry Liddell was a Scottish sprinter, rugby player and Christian missionary. He won a gold medal in the 400m and bronze in the 200m the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.

Proceeds from the virtual run will help two very worthy causes – the Eric Liddell Community and mental health charity, SAMH. The Eric Liddell Community is an Edinburgh-based charity that enhances the health and wellbeing of people by reducing isolation and loneliness while SAMH operates over 70 services in communities across Scotland, providing mental health social care support.

SAMH also work in partnership with jogscotland to support their work getting Scotland active, improving the physical and mental health of the nation, and particularly in supporting the wonderful jog leaders, who make the magic happen.

You don’t have to be a jogscotland member to take part in the Eric Liddell 100 Virtual 5K – just line up with your pals and start running! If you'd like to know more, visit the jogscotland website.

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