Well done to our Great Scottish Runners
Mon 2nd October 2017
A team of almost 50 runners represented the Rangers Charity Foundation in the Great Scottish Run at the weekend.
The men and women took part in either the 10K or half-marathon events which were run through a very wet Glasgow on Sunday.
Many managed to raise £100 or more for the Foundation meaning they become True Blue Heroes for the 2017/18 season and will be invited to a reception at Ibrox later in the season to receive a True Blue Hero medal and pin badge from a first team player.
Every penny raised by runners will go a long way to making a difference on behalf of the Rangers Family as it continues to support its charity partners and carry out its own work in the community.
The Great Scottish Run is one of the biggest running festivals in Scotland with around 30,000 people taking part this year. The event was televised on BBC2 across the UK and many Foundation runners appeared on screen in their distinctive Rangers Charity Foundation running vests as they made their way around the course.
Some of our runners were taking part in their first ever sponsored run while others were attempting to run personal bests.
The Foundation supported each and every one by sending out race packs with a sponsor form, a running vest and an invite to two training sessions at the Rangers Football Centre training ground.
On the day of the race itself many runners met up beforehand to have their picture taken as a group at the start line in George Square, with some then deciding to pair up and run together to support each other.
Karen Mathie, the Foundation’s Senior Charity Executive, who ran in the 10K event said: “The Foundation is extremely grateful to every single runner who took part and ran in the Great Scottish Run raising money for us. Every penny raised will go a long way to helping us make a difference via our charity partners and through our own work in the community.
“It was an honour to be part of Team Rangers and to meet so many members of the Rangers Family on Sunday and at the training sessions. I know from my own experience how much effort everyone would have put in to train and to fundraise for the event. I hope everyone had an enjoyable experience from start to finish. Perhaps we will see you all again next year!”
For a full gallery of pictures sent to us by the runners’ friends and families, and pictures from the two training sessions please visit the Foundation’s Facebook page here.
Every person who takes on a personal challenge and raises £100 or more for the Foundation in Season 2017/18 will become a True Blue Hero – if you are inspired to do something for the Foundation this season then visit our True Blue Hero pledge page where you will find a menu of events to choose from. Anyone who signs a pledge will be supported by the Foundation’s staff to achieve their goal.