Take part in the British Transplant Games Donor Run

3k or 5k races at Strathclyde Park in association with VisitLanarkshire

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Entries are now open to the public to take part in the British Transplant Games 5k Donor Run, sponsored by VisitLanarkshire.

Taking place at Strathclyde Country Park in the evening on Saturday, July 29, entrants are invited to run, walk or skip one of two 3km or 5km courses.

The Donor Run will form part of the Westfield Health British Transplant Games' sporting programme which will take place in North Lanarkshire this year from July 27-30.

Organised by charity Transplant Sport, the Games bring hundreds of transplant recipients together through sport to clearly demonstrate the life-saving potential of organ donation.

The Donor Run takes place each year, and is open to all transplant recipients, donor families and the general public.

The run is one of the event's highlights explains Lynne Holt, Transplant Sport co-ordinator: "Transplant recipients, the families of organ donors and supporters of the Games come together at the Donor Run to walk or run in gratitude of all organ donors and their families.

"It is always very moving to see so many people whose lives have been saved thanks to organ and tissue transplants.

"It is also a chance for us to invite the general public along to take part and help spread the message about signing the Organ Donor Register, and most importantly, letting family know your wishes."

VisitLanarkshire, the area's official tourism body, has pledged its support to the run and will act as the official sponsor of the race.

Those travelling to Lanarkshire for the Games are encouraged to check out www.visitlanarkshire.com for information on local attractions and accommodation. 

You can enter at: https://www.myraceentries.co.uk/DonorRun/HomePage.aspx

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