Fun Run at Ibrox Raises £32K
Tue 19th April 2016
Around 200 dedicated fans pulled on their trainers to support the Rangers Charity Foundation and raised over £32,000 for charity at the True Blue Hero Fun Run at Ibrox on Saturday 16 April. The event marked the start of an amazing weekend for Rangers fans, culminating in a victory for the team against Celtic at Hampden in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
The sun was shining at Ibrox and the runners were cheered on by family and friends as they took part in either the 5km or 10km for adults, 2.5km Junior Run or the 2.5km wheelchair event. There was a great atmosphere as supporters from all over the country, as well as the Rangers Under-15 team, ran around the world famous stadium, finishing with some laps around the pitch itself.
Connal Cochrane, Director of the Foundation commented, “The fans did so well at the run and the atmosphere was great on the day. This was a new event for the Foundation and we’re delighted to have raised over £32,000 in support of our work with our charity partners and in the community.
“Feedback from participants has been excellent so I’m sure the True Blue Hero Fun Run will be back even bigger and better next season. I would particularly like to thank Regis Roofing Supplies, who were our first ever event sponsor, and whose support helped to make the event a great success.”
“It really has been a fantastic year for the Foundation, with £70,000 raised at the Big Ibrox Sleep Out and now an amazing total from the Fun Run. We can’t thank our fans enough for their generosity and enthusiasm for our work.”
Participants who raised more than £100 for the Foundation at the event will be invited to special reception to receive a True Blue Hero medal from a Rangers first team player next season.
To see a full gallery of pictures from the Ibrox Fun Run click here.
Top Fundraisers who will each receive a Rangers Season 2015/16 Signed Football are:
2.5KM wheelchair event – Gerard Dalrymple
2.5KM Junior Run – Jason Lindsay
5KM Run – Alan Rafferty
10KM Run – Eric McCready