Sport Aberdeen, organisers of the North East’s longest running charity road race and title sponsor, Baker Hughes, a GE company, are today (8 February) calling on participants to take on the challenge and raise money for a worthy cause as they announced the ten affiliated charities for the 2019 BHGE 10K Running Festival.

The ten worthy causes - including new charities for 2019, The Archie Foundation and ABSAFE - will join existing BHGE 10K affiliate charities Friends of Anchor, Charlie House, Inspire, Cash for Kids, Aberdeen Cyrenians, Children 1st, CLAN, and Befriend a Child in the charity line up for the 2019 event.

Commenting on the ARCHIE Foundation’s selection for the 2019 BHGE 10K Running Festival, Jamie Smith, Regional Fundraising Manager at The ARCHIE Foundation said:

“We are thrilled to be chosen as one of the affiliated charities for the 2019 BHGE 10K. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to raise awareness of the incredible impact ARCHIE has on children and their families across the north of Scotland.

“We are inviting our supporters to sign up to the BHGE 10K and help ARCHIE in making the difference locally.”

Every year, tens of thousands of pounds are raised each year through the BHGE 10K Running Festival and each affiliated charity rely heavily on the funding and donations received to continue delivering the life changing work that they do day in and day out in Aberdeen and the surrounding area.

As an affiliate charity of the BHGE 10K Running Festival, each charity is encouraged to recruit budding runners and those seeking to take on the challenge, to sign up and raise money and awareness in support of their chosen charity.

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

“The BHGE 10K Running Festival brings together people from far and wide and is a fantastic example of how partnership working allows us to deliver great events in the North East of Scotland, while raising money for charity.

“We are thrilled to announce the affiliated race charities for 2019 and look forward to welcoming new faces of all ages to the event. The support that the event receives each year is inspiring and I strongly urge anyone who wishes to run the BHGE 10K as their next challenge, to take it on while supporting one of ten deserving causes across Aberdeen.”