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Charity Mascots and Furry Friends line up to Launch Super Saturday Family Events

15 June 2015

Charity mascots and some of the country’s favourite furry friends today teamed up with local children to launch this year’s Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run ‘Super Saturday’ family events, set to take place in Glasgow’s George Square on Saturday 3 October 2015.

In an all inclusive weekend of running, ‘Super Saturday’ features the day before the 10k and half marathon, attracting hundreds of children of all ages and abilities, and their families to take part.  Events on the day include:

• 100m Toddler Dash (pre-school)
• Family Mile (3-8 years)
• 2.5km Junior Run (9-15 years)

For the very first time, a dedicated mascot race will take place over the course of the running weekend, with Pudsey Bear and Blush representing the Bank of Scotland’s Charity of the Year, BBC Children in Need, and Harvey the Heart representing the Great Scottish Run’s local charity, The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice. The charity mascots were joined by Glasgow Club’s Gymmy and Gymima from event partner Glasgow Life.

More marvellous mascots representing charities and sporting clubs from throughout Scotland are being encouraged to participate, competing against each other for the fastest mascot title!

Andy Mitchelmore from event organiser The Great Run Company said: “Super Saturday is a great way for children to associate running with fun, for toddlers right through to teens to lace up their trainers and be inspired to get active.  It’s also a great way to bring the whole family together; for parents, grandparents, friends and families to cheer their little stars on as they dash to that finish line.

“This year the mascot race will add a real fun element to the weekend’s events and we look forward to seeing George Square thriving on the day!”
For the fourth successive year, Super Saturday will take place in and around George Square.   Entertainment on the day includes music and free giveaways, with lots to do for all the family.

Robin Bulloch, managing director, Bank of Scotland Community Bank, said: “We are delighted to be once again supporting the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run ‘Super Saturday’ family events.  We’re confident that the number of participants will again exceed expectations and it will be a fantastic event for all the family on George Square. We are very proud to be involved in our seventh Great Scottish Run weekend and year on year we continue to prove that this truly is an all-encompassing event for all ages and abilities.”

Entry is now open at greatscottishrun.com

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