Bank of Scotland, proud sponsors of the Great Scottish Run, which takes place on Sunday 1 October, has today launched the Community Challenge to help get Scotland active.
The Bank of Scotland Community Challenge campaign will aim to recruit one runner from each of the 32 Local Authorities in Scotland, to embark on their own personal journey, and take on a ’10 week to 10k’ running challenge.
The Community Challenge is open to new and existing runners across Scotland who, if selected, will receive complimentary entry for the 10k event, a personalised training programme by a Great Run expert coach to support them on their own personal journey and access to the VIP area at the finish line.
Philip Grant, Chair, Scottish Executive Committee, Lloyds Banking Group, said: “It will be great to welcome runners from communities all over Scotland to be a part of our first Community Challenge, to hear their inspirational stories and follow their journey to race day. This challenge is a fantastic addition to the event and adds to our aim to help Scotland prosper and make a difference in our local communities. I’m really looking forward to watching their progress and learning more about them on the lead up to the event.”
To apply to be part of the Community Challenge, prospective applicants are required to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us in up to 100 words about themselves, what has inspired them to take up the challenge and start running, and which Local Authority they would be representing. Closing date for applications is midnight on 27th June. The Community Challenge selection panel will then make their decision with successful participants being informed on or before 6th July.
Starting at George Square in the heart of Glasgow, the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run will see runners follow the iconic 10k and half marathon routes through the city before they enter Glasgow Green and reach the tree lined finish straight in the shadow of Nelson’s Monument, with the half marathon action captured live on BBC Two Scotland.
Scotland’s biggest weekend of running takes place on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October and is set to feature more than 30,000 runners of all abilities, with the event including a 10k, half marathon and family events.
For more information on the Community Challenge initiative click here
For more information and to enter the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run click here
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