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Aberdeen’s longest running road race calls on charities to get involved for 2019


Organisers of the North East’s longest standing road race are calling on charities to step forward and register for a chance to be part of the 2019 BHGE 10K Running Festival.

BHGE and registered charity Sport Aberdeen, have two affiliated charity spaces to fill ahead of the 2019 event and today said they are urging all charities interested in taking part, having fun and raising money to sign up to the 2019 charity waiting list.

Employees from BHGE will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite charity from the waiting list. The two with the highest number of votes will be invited to fill the remaining affiliated charity spaces for the 2019 event.

The cut off date to register for the 2019 BHGE 10K charity waiting list is Wednesday 23 January 2019.

The BHGE 10K Running Festival, organised by registered charity Sport Aberdeen, celebrated its 30th anniversary of the race in 2017 and raises tens of thousands of pounds each year in support of great causes through supporters and participants of the race.

Affiliated charities are offered additional support and exposure to assist with fundraising.

Commenting, Sport Aberdeen’s Director of Healthy and Active Communities, Keith Gerrard, said:

“The BHGE 10K Running Festival is a fantastic example of how partnership working allows us to bring great events to the North East, while raising money for very deserving causes.

“Over the years we have received countless support from our affiliated charities, highlighting just what can be achieved at the heart of our community. We strongly urge local charities to put themselves forward for the chance to become part of this long standing event.

“We look forward to welcoming two new charities on board for 2019 and hope that both new and old faces will sign up for the 32nd year of the race.”

Charities looking to be considered should email by Wednesday 23 January 2019.