Charities hold last entries to Run Garioch

Six local charities hold the few remaining places for Run Garioch’s eGroup 5K, Dandara 10K and the sold-out eGroup Half Marathon. But you’ll need to be quick if you want one: charity entries close Monday, 4 March.

This year’s charity partners at the Inverurie, Aberdeenshire running festival are CLAN, Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland, The Gathimba Edwards Foundation, Friends of the Neonatal Unit, Charlie House and Inspire PTL.

All six will be providing essential volunteers on race day as well as have a strong presence in the event village.

All six would also be delighted to have more sponsored runners taking on the challenge of Run Garioch on their behalf.

Speaking about CLAN’s involvement at last year’s Run Garioch, fundraising co-ordinator Ruth McIntosh, said: “Run Garioch is one of the most popular local running events for CLAN volunteers and those running on our behalf. There’s such a great spirit and atmosphere on the day and everyone thoroughly enjoys the experience.”

Race director Graham Morrison added: “Run Garioch prides itself in being a community event that benefits so many groups and organisations. We were delighted when all six charities came on board as our 2019 partners.

“I know many runners were disappointed when the eGroup Half Marathon sold out and then standard entries closed on Sunday, but our charities still do have places for all our events.

“So whether you’d like to support our charities by taking one of their guaranteed places, or you’d prefer to help out on the day so that others can run, please get in touch.”

Run Garioch will be held on 24 March 2019. For more information about running for charity, go to the event website.

For more information about volunteering or marshalling on the day, please email

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