Two local sporting heroes are inviting you to dig out your running shoes and ‘Run with Maurice’ to help fight dementia.
As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Formula 1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart and 10,000 metre Commonwealth Gold Medal winner Lachie Stewart, are supporting local runner Maurice Donohue in his campaign to raise awareness of the condition.
Maurice has clocked up over 3,000 miles in a unique year of running challenges. These saw him run a 10k a day for a year plus 27 half marathons in recognition of Jackie Stewart’s 27 Grand Prix wins.
The challenges helped raise awareness and challenge the stigma often associated with dementia while raising funds. He has also encouraged people all over the world to ‘get active’ as part of his ‘Run with Maurice’ campaign.
As part of this year’s Dementia Awareness Week Maurice has a few more local events for people to join.
- A 3k, 5k and 10k jog/run in Dumbarton on 21st, 22nd and 23rd of May – Meet 6.30pm across the road from Dumbarton Library at Strathleven Place
- A 3k or 5k walk in Dumbarton on 21st 22nd and 23rd of May – Meet 6.15pm across the road from Dumbarton Library at Strathleven Place
- A 10k run in Balloch on 24th and 25th of May – Meet 6.30pm in Moss O’Balloch
- A 2k and 5k Run ‘n’ Park on 26th May – Starts 9.30am at the main gates of Balloch Park
- A 27 mile community training run on 27th May from Balloch to Dumbarton – there will also be options of a 5k and four 10k routes so more people can get involved
For more details about these events visit – Maurice’s Facebook page
And to support Maurice’s fundraising efforts visit his Fundraiser page