Blairgowrie New Years Day Fun Run & Walk
Blairgowrie New Years Day Fun run & Walk
For more than 30 years Blairgowrie and Rattray have hosted a NYD Fun Run around the town to celebrate the start of a new year. In January 2020 SCYD (Strathmore Centre for Youth Development) took over hosting the event in partnership with Blairgowrie Runners - this was a record year and a great success with more than 600 runners and walkers taking part and raising £1400. January 2021 was run under Covid restrictions and we hosted a ‘Virtual’ Run which was enjoyed by many, keeping the spirit of the event alive and again raising more than £600 for local Charity SCYD.
This coming January we had hoped to return to a full event with Covid Secure measures in place and we were well into delivering our plans, with advertising, pre-registration website and volunteers ready to marshal on the day. It is with much regret that we announce we will not be able to host the full celebratory event due to Coronavirus. This is very disappointing news for all of us but we acknowledge the current situation and feel it is better to host the event ‘Virtually’ this year as it is important we keep the spirit alive, maintain momentum and hopefully return to the full event in January 2023.
The Plan: This New Year, Blairgowrie Runners are encouraging you to take part individually or in ‘Bubble’ groups, socially distanced and *Covid Safe. Walking, running and being outdoors is beneficial for all round health and is a good way to keep mind and body fit, it’s also a nice local tradition and a great way to start the New Year. This will be a ‘Virtual’ event which can be completed any time from today and January 3rd 2022.
• As a ‘Virtual’ event we will not have a specific race start time. Instead you can participate at any time between now and 3rd January 2022.
• Traditionally this event has helped raise funds for local charities, please consider donating the normal registration fee to our Just Giving page (see below)
• The route will not be marshalled and no first aid support will be available. Participants do so at their own risk and should adhere to local Covid guidance, traffic regulations and stick to pavements/footpaths at all times. 100% of money raised will be donated to local charities in Blairgowrie and Rattray Share your pictures of joy and messages of support using the hashtag #blairgowrierunners *Please follow Scottish Gov Guidance
How To Take Part:
|Event Date||01-01-2022 12:30 pm|
|Event End Date||03-01-2022 11:55 pm|
|Registered||24 [View List]|
|Cut off date||15-12-2021|