A 5K charity run in celebration of the life of murdered Moira Jones will take place on Sunday, 19 October 2014 at 10am within Glasgow's Queens Park.
The event, which has been dubbed a "celebration of life," will encourage members of the local community to reclaim the park and commemorate Moira who perished there in 2008. (take more space here) Furthermore, the run will showcase Queens Park's beauty and tranquillity to visitors to the city.
Proceeds raised will be donated to the Moira Fund, a charity which was established by Moira's friends and family with the aim of providing grants for the families of individuals bereaved through violent death.
Local companies have pulled together to support the event in the spirit of true community with Moira's former employer Britvic, providing bottled water and local supermarkets catering. Runners will be able to collect their race numbers and time chips on the day of the run. Additionally, late entrants will be able to register at a cost of £12.
All runners will receive a medal, a goody bag, and a bottle of water upon triumphantly crossing the finishing line.
Following on from Glasgow's inspiring Commonwealth Games, the run will encourage members of the community to participate in a fun and active local event.
Spectators are encouraged to support runners along the route which starts and finishes at Queen's Park newly rejuvenated bandstand. Prizes will be awarded to the first three males and first three females.
The Moira Fund is a registered charity in Scotland (No.SC041077), England, and Wales (No. 1129693).