The Visit Lanarkshire Donor Run 2017

Entries are now open to the public to take part in the British Transplant Games Donor Run, sponsored by VisitLanarkshire.

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Taking place at Strathclyde Country Park in the evening on Saturday, July 29, entrants are invited to run, walk or skip one of two 3km or 5km courses.

The Donor Run will form part of the Westfield Health British Transplant Games’ sporting programme which will take place in North Lanarkshire this year from July 27-30.

Organised by charity Transplant Sport, the Games bring hundreds of transplant recipients together through sport to clearly demonstrate the life-saving potential of organ donation.

The Donor Run takes place each year, and is open to all transplant recipients, donor families and the general public.

The run is one of the event’s highlights explains Lynne Holt, Transplant Sport co-ordinator: “Transplant recipients, the families of organ donors and supporters of the Games come together at the Donor Run to walk or run in gratitude of all organ donors and their families.

“It is always very moving to see so many people whose lives have been saved thanks to organ and tissue transplants.

“It is also a chance for us to invite the general public along to take part and help spread the message about signing the Organ Donor Register, and most importantly, letting family know your wishes.”

VisitLanarkshire, the area’s official tourism body, has pledged its support to the run and will act as the official sponsor of the race.

Chair of the Lanarkshire Tourism Partnership, Mark Calpin, said: “Strathclyde Country Park has been the setting for some incredible international sporting events over the past few years, including the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, so it is fantastic to be able to continue this legacy by hosting the Transplant Games’ Donor Run.

“There are currently more than 500 people waiting for organ donations in Scotland. By signing up for the run, participants will help save the lives of people across the country.

“We look forward to welcoming the competitors and their supporters to Lanarkshire for the race, and the wider British Transplant Games, and wish those taking part in the various events the very best of luck.”

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Strathclyde Country Park
July 29
Registration 18:00
Race start 19:00
£10 entry, medal to all finishers
3km or 5km events, people can run, walk, crawl, hop.

https://www.myraceentries.co.uk/DonorRun/HomePage.aspx