‘Real life’ MoRuns set for 2021
Welcome return of fundraising race series designed to put a smile – and a ridiculous moustache – on your face
Entries to some of the UK’s most popular charity races – the MoRuns – have just opened – giving runners exactly six months to train up and grow their mo’s.
This year, only two MoRuns will be held in Scotland, rather than the four scheduled in 2020. The first will be at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh on Saturday, 6 November. The second will be at Pollok Country Park in Glasgow on Sunday, 7 November. Both events will include 1.5k, 5k and 10k MoRuns.
In total, 16 MoRuns will be held across the UK this ‘Movember’, but unlike in previous years, there will be no Mo Run in either Aberdeen or Perth.
A virtual MoRun – including 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon and 1.5k kids’ challenges – will also run during the month of November for those that can’t attend a real life event.
The MoRuns are organised by the Movember Foundation, the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale. Through the MoRun and other activities, the charity raises 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 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.
Last year was the 11th anniversary of MoRunning, a milestone sadly marked by the cancellation of all the charity’s real life MoRuns.