IF YOU haven’t done so already, it’s time to dust off those trainers ahead of the Bell’s Rotary Marafun.
The search has been launched for teams of five to enter the 12th biennial event on Sunday, June 2.
More than 600 relay runners traditionally take on the challenge, and entry forms are now available.
The event can accommodate 125 teams, each with five runners, and gives competitors the feel of competing in a marathon distance event without running all 26.2 miles.
Each runner does eight laps of the town centre course, a total of 5.2 miles, before handing over to a team-mate.
Each team is asked to raise a minimum of £150, and runners of all abilities are welcome – teams of club runners, both male and female, fun runners, male, female and mixed teams, fancy dress and wheelchair.
Application forms are available from Nicky Nash at Elgin Community Centre on 01343 543736 or by e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also be downloaded online at www.elginrotary.co.uk, along with an information sheet.
In recent years 100 charities have benefited from the Marafun, and groups wishing to apply for a share of this year’s proceeds can do so now.
Forms are available from Moray libraries, Third Sector Interface Moray (formerly Voluntary Action Moray) at 30-32 High Street, Elgin, or on the Elgin Rotary website.
Elgin Rotary organised the UK’s first charity relay street marathon in 1991, and has repeated the event every two years since.
Since then it has raised around £605,000 for good causes.
Supported for the 11th time by Diageo, the Bell’s Rotary Marafun also features other attractions such as new and classic cars, entertainment, stalls, food and drink and a variety of displays.