Jogscotland announce 2015 Challenge Series

Jogscotland is delighted to launch its 2015 Challenge Series, with ten fun, friendly events across Scotland, guaranteed to be welcoming and achievable for first-timers, as well as offering an enjoyable event for more experienced runners.

The group is working with event organisers to bring a little jogscotland magic to runs right across the country.

Some are organised especially for the Challenge Series, others are established events that we are partnering with. Some are single events, others are part of larger running festivals.

What they all have in common is that when you see an event is included in the jogscotland Challenge Series, you can be sure it’ll be a friendly, welcoming event suitable for everyone.l

From Inverness to Hawick, and Arran to Peterhead, you can walk, jog or run your way around these courses and be assured of a supportive atmosphere and a great sense of achievement.

They are suitable if you’re a new jogger looking for your first event, because each will be built on the reassuring jogscotland approach of celebrating the achievements of every runner, whatever their speed, shape, size, age or ability.

The routes vary from a three mile trail run through the royal estate at Balmoral to the Peterhead MB Plant 5K that will be held on Sunday, June 28.

Head of jogscotland Billy Mitchell said: “We’re really pleased with the variety of events we’ve been able to include in the Challenge Series this year.

“With new events added to the series in locations as diverse as Arran and Inverness, we hope to welcome more people than ever before to enjoy a little of what makes jogscotland special.”

Event Coordinator for the One Big Weekend events in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Elaine Neill, said: “We’re delighted to be working alongside jogscotland for a third year to host this exciting weekend of events in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

“One Big Weekend is open to all levels of running ability.

“It’s great to see people from all over the country come together and celebrate their love of running while enjoying the different venues.

“We’re looking forward to a fun weekend which will hopefully see many jogscotland runners beating their PB’s, marking PB’s or just generally soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying themselves!”