Olympic medallist and athletics superstar Laura Muir has called on fans to take part in the “brilliant, brilliant” Kiltwalk and raise funds for Scottish charities.

Scottish Olympic Superstar Wants You To Sign Up

In a video recorded especially for the event, world-champion middle distance runner Laura, who is fresh from claiming silver in the 1,500m final in Tokyo, praised this year’s Virtual Kiltwalk event, held in April, for raising over £6m for more than 1,000 charities.

Speaking out, the track icon said: “I just want to make you aware of an event that is happening on the 26th September this year and it’s the Kiltwalk. It’s a brilliant, brilliant event to be part of and if you got to thekiltwalk.co.uk you can find all the information you need there to sign up, take part and hopefully we can raise lots and lots of money for Scottish charities.”

Chief Executive of Kiltwalk, Paul Cooney, said: “Laura Muir is one of Scotland’s most successful athletes ever and we are incredibly grateful for her support.

“Charities across the country, both big and small, have been seriously impacted by COVID 19, which has substantially reduced their ability to fundraise. Kiltwalk allows participants to raise money for the charity of their choice and the best part is that Sir Tom Hunter through The Hunter Foundation tops up every pound and penny secured by 50%.

“So please take Laura’s advice, visit our website, sign up, and get involved. Kiltwalk really is the most effective way of helping the charities that Scotland cares about most.”

Walkers taking part in Scotland’s Kiltwalk can choose from two distances: the 16.5-mile Mighty Stride, which takes place in the morning, and starts at Glasgow Green and ends in Dumbarton; and the 3.5-mile Wee Wander, which takes place in the afternoon. Starting at Glasgow Green and ending at the Riverside Museum, the Wee Wander is aimed at families and children. Each distance will offer a series of staggered starts with limited numbers of participants to enable social distancing.

Despite a record-breaking first day of registrations for Scotland’s Kiltwalk, there’s still time to sign-up.


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