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Inverurie Youth Sports Foundation to fund children’s entries at Run Garioch

By David Porter

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Run Garioch is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Inverurie Youth Sports Foundation (IYSF) to widen children’s access to their events during the current cost of living crisis.

Willie Lippe (IYSF Chair), Claire McDonald (IYSF Development Officer) and Hannah Miley (IYSF Ambassador) have welcomed the announcement.
Willie Lippe (IYSF Chair), Claire McDonald (IYSF Development Officer) and Hannah Miley (IYSF Ambassador) have welcomed the announcement.

The Inverurie-based foundation will cover the cost of both entry and the environmentally friendly event t-shirt for any children who would not otherwise be able to take part on race day (Sunday, May 12).

The initiative will extend to entries in both Run Garioch’s CP&Co. Junior Run (for children aged four to 12) and the 5K (ages 12+).

Claire McDonald, IYSF Development Manager, said: “Inverurie Youth Sports Foundation (IYSF) are delighted to be working with Run Garioch to break down any financial barriers for children who wish to get involved in this fantastic local running event.

“This initiative is at the heart of our values to make sure local children get the opportunity to participate in their chosen sport regardless of their background."

Philip Beattie, Director of CP&Co. said: “Thousands of local children have taken part in the CP&Co. Junior Run in the 13 years of our sponsorship of the event and we are delighted that even more might now be able to take part with the support of the IYSF.”

Graham Morrison, Run Garioch’s Race Director, said, “Keeping our event affordable and accessible to everyone in our community while also ensuring it is sustainable into the future as our own costs rise is more important than ever for Run Garioch.

“We are grateful to the IYSF for supporting our vision, and helping us make sure no child misses out on the fun of race day.”

Schools should request IYSF places for pupils through the usual bulk entry process.

Parents who would like to access an IYSF place for their child should contact their school office.

Parents and schools can both contact RGHQ on info@rungarioch.co.uk for more information.

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