Sign up for charity’s Resolution Run

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The Stroke Association is encouraging people to shape up after Christmas and sign up to a 5k or 10k Resolution Run on Sunday, March 15 at Camperdown Park, Dundee.

Kicking off at 10.30 a.m., this fun run provides the perfect motivation to get fit after the Christmas holidays all while raising vital funds for charity.

Kirsty Scott, community and events fund-raising manager at the Stroke Association, said: “One in six of us will have a stroke and it is the leading cause of impairment and disability in Scotland. The important thing to remember is that strokes are preventable and if people made simple lifestyle changes, such as keeping blood pressure under control, eating healthy food and exercising more then there could be fewer strokes.

“We’re encouraging people to get fit and take part in our Resolution Run, with friends, family or on their own. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned runner, we welcome participants of any ability and you can choose your own pace and distance. “The event is now in its third year at Camperdown Park; last year we had over 120 runners and raised over £5,000. The money raised will fund vital research and will go towards preventing stroke and supporting people affected by stroke in Scotland.”

Registration for the Resolution Run begins 9.30 a.m. with a 10.25 pre-run warm up and 10.30 start. Entry fee is just £12.50 with a t-shirt or £15 with a technical running vest. All runners will be provided with water and a medal to celebrate their achievement.

For more information about entering or volunteering, visit www.stroke.org.uk/resolution email resolution@stroke.org.uk or call 0131 555 7251.