17 November 2020

The annual Festive Run, in support of Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland and charity partner Funding Neuro, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a virtual event on Sunday 29 November.

Event organisers are encouraging runners to keep moving, stay motivated and raise vital funds by completing either a 2km, 5km, 10km or half marathon route around their local area. Or you can go at your own pace to complete your distance by tracking your steps from Monday 15 November until the big day.

And to aid celebrations and capture the festive spirit we are encouraging participants to wear a Christmas outfit or dress as their sporting icon!

Over the last 10 years the event has helped to raise awareness and money for both charities and support their valued work in local communities and nationally. Whatever you can afford to support this year’s runners, your donation will make a vital difference to the work of each charity and change people’s lives for the better. To make a donation, visit the Annual Festive Run fundraising page.

Celebrating Sporting Memories Ambassador Lachie Stewart

Lachie Stewart has supported the Annual Festive Run for several years as the official half-marathon race starter. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Lachie winning 10,000m gold at the 1970 Commonwealth Games, so what better way to acknowledge his achievement than by donning his winning Race Number – 317 – on your festive running kit? Download your race number. It’s also a fitting way to send best wishes to Lachie as he had the lower part of his left leg amputated earlier this year.

Race number 317 with Funding Neuro and Sporting Memories logos

To all runners, Lachie continues to be an inspiration.

How to take part in the Annual Festive Run

There is no official registration process this year; just join in and share your experience with us via social media, tagging in both charities and using #VirtualFestiveRun2020

@SMN_Scotland

@FundingNeuro

Don't forget to download your race medal at the end of your run!

A message from Funding Neuro

Our aim is to accelerate the development of new treatments for many of the most serious neurological conditions. We provide solutions to the serious failings across neurosurgical care. We do not focus on one single neurological condition nor do we duplicate the work being carried out by other charities. Instead we identify the issues that hinder progress and find solutions so that research and innovative therapies can be accelerated.

Thank you for your support for this year’s special Annual Festive Run. If you have any questions about the event please contact race organisers Alan Kennedy at [email protected] or Maurice Donohue at [email protected]