Jog along to Hawick this August

Hawick will this year play host to one of jogscotland’s 2015 Challenge Series – 10 fun, friendly events across Scotland.

The Hawick 5km event will take place on August 30, and like the other events in this series, it’s guaranteed to be welcoming and achievable for first-timers, as well as offering an enjoyable event for more experienced runners.

Some of the events are organised especially for the Challenge Series, others are established events, part of larger running festivals.

The routes vary from a three-mile trail run through the royal estate at Balmoral to One Big Weekend’s 5km routes in the city parks of Glasgow and Edinburgh and the flat, fast course through Wilton Lodge Park.

Entrants can walk, jog or run their way around these courses and be assured of a supportive atmosphere and a great sense of achievement.

They’re particularly suitable if you’re a new jogger looking for your first event, because each will be built on the reassuring jogscotland approach of celebrating the achievements of every runner, whatever their speed, shape, size, age or ability.

Head of jogscotland, Billy Mitchell, said: “We’re really pleased with the variety of events we’ve been able to include in the Challenge Series this year.

“With new events added to the series in locations as diverse as Arran and Inverness, we hope to welcome more people than ever before to enjoy a little of what makes jogscotland so special.”

For updates, and to enter, visit www.jogscotland.org.uk/challenges-2015