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Date(s) - 29/05/2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Elgin Library


Pinto Run

Usual venue of registering outside Cooper park library from 6:15pm with a 7 pm race start
Race £2 entry fee for all
Age 6 to whenever!

This is a 3km run.

Entry is on the night

The dates are set for Pintos series : wed 29/5, wed 26/6 and wed 21/8 at 7pm in Cooper Park.
The race insurance has been covered by the Scottish Athletics league. They have tightened up on their criteria recently for the younger runners. They won’t cover a race for age 6 to 11 for a 3km run, unless it is redesigned and classified as a Fun Run. The alternative is a race for age 11 and above.
We are keen however to promote running and exercise to the younger age groups. This is what Pinto’s initial ideals were all about and I would like to honour this.
This means we are unable to offer prizes to the winners and the results won’t be published on the SAL site but we will  still do timings and they can be published for our own clubs.
The £2 entry fee will now ALL go towards Pintos Sport Moray Fund where children who are financially deprived and struggling for other reasons can apply to us for financial support. The race profits in the past have allowed many children to participate in sports such as football training, dance classes, horse riding or swimming lessons. I’m sure you will all agree this is a valuable opportunity for children in Moray.
I would appreciate if you can spread the word re these changes to avoid too much unsettlement at the first race.
I hope we can still maintain the enthusiasm from previous years with the support from runners of all levels.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Sarah McGregor
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