MOUSTACHE season gets underway next week with the start of the Movember – the annual charity campaign which raises awareness of men’s health, and in particular prostate cancer.
Men are asked to grow a tache during the month and the first ever ‘Scottish Mo-Running Event’ will take place in Glasgow Green on Sunday, November 20.
Hundreds are expected to take part, including Stuart Gibson from Milngavie and David Hall from Bearsden.
Stuart said: “In January 2011 I was 15 Stones and a 20-plus a day smoker. By March 2011, two Stones lighter and now an ex-smoker I’ve taken part in five 10K races, two half-marathons and one marathon.
“One of my friends grew a very impressive moustache for charity last year, and after seeing an ad for Mo Running, I thought that’s for me - I intend to grow my own! I’m also intending to raise a little money as well.”
David said: “I do a number of charity runs each year and have done so since my brother died of a heart attack in 2007. I do them to maintain a reasonable level of fitness and to raise money for good causes such as Yorkhill Hospital and CHAS.”
The Glasgow Green 5K is the latest addition to the Mo Running series created by The Fix UK to help support the Movember charity campaign which raises awareness of men’s health issues – in particular prostate cancer. All Mo Running participants are encouraged to dress up and grow (or wear) a moustache.
Mo Running race director Dave Krangel said: “Mo Running fever has spread like facial hair, boldly growing at an unexpected pace! 2010 saw the official launch of Mo Running with runs taking place in London, Milton Keynes and Dublin and all the way down under in Melbourne, Australia.
“Now it’s Scotland’s chance to dress up and go with Mo’. We’re excited to be bringing the Mo Running event north of the border and expect hundreds of Mo’ Brothers and Mo’ Sistas pounding the pavements of Glasgow Green in aid of men’s health.
“As the Mo Running community is building we want you to join us, get in the Mo Running spirit, spread the word and start calling yourself a Mo Runner. It’s all about fun, getting together with friends, family and work colleagues whilst supporting a great cause.
To register visit: http://glasgow.mo-running.com Entry is priced at £15 – 10 per cent of which goes directly to the Movember campaign.