Tuesday , 17 October 2017

Volunteers required for OUTRun

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OUTRun is looking for a number of enthusiastic volunteers

The organisers of OUTRun – the five mile race being organised to raise awareness of LGBTI participation in sport – are looking for volunteers to make the event a success.

Glasgow Frontrunners, the running club behind OUTRun, would like to hear from anyone who is interested in helping at the event, which takes place in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park on Saturday 22nd August.

Volunteer coordinator, Nicky Imrie, said ‘OUTrun is our way of giving something back to the wider running community by providing an additional event in the race calendar. We’re keen for runners, joggers and walkers to come along and join us on the day, and if you’re not running, why not volunteer? We need at least 35 volunteer marshals to make the event a success.’

There is a particular need for race marshals to stand as course markers, ensure the course is safe and cheer the runners on! Marshals do a vital job in providing a service to the participants but is also great fun, offering a chance to make new friends and have a few laughs.

If you’d be interested in volunteering as a race marshall, or would like to offer to help in another way, please contact Nicky Imrie at
volunteer@glasgowfrontrunners.org

Race organiser Jason Bohan said that ‘the goal of OUTrun is to raise awareness of and promote LGBT+ visibility and participation in sport. As the recent Scottish LGBT Sports Charter published by the Equality Network highlighted there is a desperate need to remove barriers to participation in sport and one way we can do this is raise the profile of our LGBT+ sports clubs by holding a public event like this.’

This year’s event is the first OUTRun to be held in Glasgow but it is hoped that it will become a regular ficture in the running calendar.

 

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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