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Loco's fundraising running challenge set for a 2021 return


By David Porter

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Inverurie Loco Works players and management team are getting ready to pull on their running shoes again as they take on an even bigger running challenge this year.

In May of 2020, the team took to local streets and parks with a 24 hour running fundraiser to raise cash for the NHS and three local charities which are close to the club.

The Locos24 Team Challenge helped MND Association, Northsound Cash for Kids and Befriend a Child and sparked a wave of challenges to other north-east football clubs who in turn took up the gauntlet when at the end of the 24-hour period the distances were tallied up, posted on social media and a nomination for another team to take on the challenge was made.

Loco's Manager Andy Low is set to pull on his running shoes again for the return of the Loco's challenge.
Loco's Manager Andy Low is set to pull on his running shoes again for the return of the Loco's challenge.

Raising over £6500 Locos manager Andy Low said at the time: “It was something that I just came up with, I was quite keen to do something that would just keep the team active in terms of the fact that we haven’t seen a lot of each other and I felt like team spirit wise, I wanted to try and create something that would keep it going."

Following the success of last year's #Locos24 #TeamChallenge the squad have accepted the challenge again, but are extending the run to 48hrs.

The run will start on the afternoon of Friday, May 28 with an aim to raise money for Cancer Research.

Cancer Research was chosen this year following the passing of former club secretary Gordon Park, club supporter Hugh Simpson and someone close to the heart of Ryan Broadhurst who is undergoing cancer treatment.

Donations to the fundraiser can be made via https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/locos24x2-teamchallenge


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