Search is on for Moray’s ambassador in Great Scottish Run

PEOPLE AROUND SCOTLAND are keen to assist one of the largest community challenges of the year when they gather for the Bank of Scotland sponsored Great Scottish Run.

However, the Bank of Scotland Community Challenge campaign, which aims to recruit one runner from each of the 32 local authority areas in Scotland to embark on their own personal journey, is still seeking a representative from Moray.

He or she will be challenged to take on a ’10 week to 10k’ challenge before running in the Great Scottish Run on Sunday, October 1 – but with the closing date of Tuesday, June 27 approaching fast, the Bank is now urging locals not to miss the opportunity.

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 [email protected] to tell them 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.

The Community Challenge selection panel will then make their decision with successful participants being informed on or before July 6.

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 visit www.greatscottishrun.com/community-challenge

For more information and to enter the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run visit www.greatscottishrun.com