Saturday , 28 May 2022

Runners get ready for Scottish Equality Run

scotequalityrunA new pro-equality and inclusive race event has been launched – the Scottish Equality Run.

The event, organised by LEAP Sports, will be held on Sunday 6th September at Stirling University and is in fact two races – at 5km and 10km distances.

Both runs will be chip-timed for those with an interest in beating personal bests or simply knowing their time, but LEAP Sports are hoping the event will appeal to runners of all abilities and have adopted a motto of  “walk it, stroll it, run it, roll it”.

ser2The course is off-road at the Stirling University Campus, and will take in fantastic views across to the National Wallace Monument and beyond. The course has been designed to be mainly flat, with one small hill, making it ideal for novice runners or those seeking to record a good time.

People in wheelchairs – and even those pushing buggies – are welcome to take part.

University of Stirling
University of Stirling campus

LEAP Sports have ensured that changing facilities and indoor space is available at the start / finish point, so that the run is as comfortable as possible and there is plenty of space for family and friends. There will also be a family zone with entertainment provided for children and a café serving a range of refreshments.

While LEAP Sports’ work is generally centred on Scotland’s LGBTI community, the Scottish Equality Run is intended to as an opportunity to raise awareness of equality issues in sport more broadly, and everyone is welcome.

Runners across Scotland are already preparing for the event, with several already having registered. To register for the Scottish Equality Run, and for further information about the event, please click here. If you don’t feel up to running, there are also volunteer opportunities available.


About Andrew Page

Andrew Page
Andrew is KaleidoScot's sports editor and photographer. An experienced blogger, Andrew was raised in the Hebrides and currently lives in Renfrewshire. Andrew became an active equality campaigner at the time of the Section 28 debate, and has particular interests in faith issues and promoting LGBTI equality in sport. Andrew was shortlisted for the Icon Award's 2015 Journalist of the Year.

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