On Your Marks, Get Set, Mo! Glasgow to host charity running event

Many colourful and fun characters, complete with famed moustaches, are expected to take part in the MoRunning series in Glasgow on Sunday, November 10.
Many colourful and fun characters, complete with famed moustaches, are expected to take part in the MoRunning series in Glasgow on Sunday, November 10.

MoRunning – a national running event series raising funds and awareness around men’s health – is set to arrive in Glasgow this November.

MoRunning is a series of fun 1.5km, 5km and 10km runs taking place at 24 different locations across the UK & Ireland during November in aid of the Movember Foundation.

The run will take place in Glasgow Green on Sunday, November 10.

Among the participants will be MoRunning extraordinaire Marc Rodwell, a runner from Stirling who will be returning to the event for the fifth successive year having raised over £7000 for the Movember Foundation to date.

Welcoming runners of all ages and abilities, MoRunning offers participants the chance to take part in a fun-filled race experience with added entertainment.

MoRunning is one of the only running event series where so many people can be taking part in a MoRun at the same time, not only bringing their community together and uniting the country in running but also uniting the country in support of charity.

This year MoRunning is celebrating its 10th anniversary in which the running series has raised approximately over a staggering £1,000,000.

This year, runners will once again be encouraged to join the fun in costumes and fancy dress, including the famed moustache, to continue to raise money for a great cause.

Research commissioned by Movember Foundation show that men are on average dying six years earlier than women for reasons that are largely preventable.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), three out of four people who take their own lives are men; while prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the UK with testicular cancer the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young men.

MoRunning and the Movember Foundation are focused on addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention through fundraising at the events.

David Krangel, from MoRunning, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be bringing MoRunning to Glasgow. The running series really is a feelgood, inclusive community event that is open to local people of all fitness abilities.

“Participants experience a huge sense of achievement when crossing the finish line.

“They’re all rewarded with our iconic moustache finisher’s medal, and most importantly, it’s in aid of a fantastic charity that does incredible work.”

To sign-up, go to MoRunning