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Aberdeenshire virtual run launched in aid of the Sandpiper Trust

By David Porter

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For those interested in some fun, friendly competition while getting your daily exercise, Live Life Aberdeenshire is asking folks to try and help also raise money for a good cause in the local communities.

A virtual run is being held in aid of the Sandpiper Trust.
A virtual run is being held in aid of the Sandpiper Trust.

Organised by Live Life Aberdeenshire's events team, which runs events like the Great Inverurie Bike Ride and local triathlon and duathlons a virtual run aims to raise money for the Sandpiper Trust, a Scottish charity which works to improve rapid response medical care.

The council's timing partner in those events, Thistle Timing, is supporting the virtual run, making live results available online as they're submitted.

You can take part as many times as you like from Friday, May 15 to Monday, May 25, with the top participants highlighted on social media afterwards.

Choose to run either 2K or 5K on a route close to home - whichever you can complete in your hour of daily exercise - then upload your time.

You can also choose to walk if you prefer - the main thing is to get some exercise and have some fun.

While it is free to take part, donations to the Sandpiper Trust are encouraged through its JustGiving page.

All participants should follow national social distancing guidelines and only organise to run with others where they are part of their household, staying two metres apart from other people.

Participants can share images and video of themselves taking part on social media using @LifeLiveAberdeenshire on Facebook or #LiveLifeAtHome or #LiveLifeAberdeenshire on Twitter.

To enter or find out more, please see: https://bit.ly/LLAVRun

See more about the Sandpiper Trust at: http://www.sandpipertrust.org/

The virtual run is part of the activities offered on Life Live @ Home, Live Life Aberdeenshire’s one stop shop of virtual creativity and activity: bit.ly/LLAhome

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