Launch of a new running event: One Big Weekend

14 Feb 2013 08:06
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Press Release

Four events. Two Days. One Big Weekend.

Scotland is set to host a one of a kind running event this summer in four of its big cities.

Entries are now open for jogscotland One Big Weekend a series of 5k timed runs which will be held over the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2013 in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth. jogscotland One Big Weekend is the national coming together of the jogscotland community – a chance for existing members from across the country to meet up, and for non-members to give it a try.

Credit : jogscotland One Big Weekend

Over the weekend of August 3rd and 4th 2013, thousands of jogscotland runners, friends and family are expected to gather for the summer’s “must-do” running event in picturesque settings in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Perth. Anyone can take part in the weekend, not just jogscotland members. However by becoming a jogscotland member during the entry process, customers will enjoy a discounted entry as well as gaining all the benefits of jogscotland’s bronze membership for free.

Neil Kilgour, One Big Weekend Race Director, said: “We’re delighted to be working alongside jogscotland to host this new and exciting event in Scotland. One Big Weekend is open to all levels of running ability, offering fitness and fun over one weekend of running.”

“These are so much more than your usual 5k runs – for a start they’re chip timed giving jogscotland members and other runners the chance to work towards a goal and set a personal best. We hope these events will be loved by runners who want to make it an exciting addition to the Scottish running calendar.” Neil added

Credit : jogscotland One Big Weekend

“We can’t wait to welcome everyone to One Big Weekend. We’ll have two days of really enjoyable, friendly events where people from all over the country can come together and celebrate their love of walking, jogging and running.

“We’re looking forward to seeing lots of jogscotland members, their family and friends – and to welcoming plenty of people who are coming along to find out about jogscotland for the first time. Just like our jog groups, the events will be friendly and supportive, and perfect for people of all abilities.” commented Billy Mitchell, Head of jogscotland

One Big Weekend is an all-inclusive event, where everyone can celebrate their accomplishment, regardless of what that may be – whether it’s achieving a PB, raising money for your favourite charity, or just crossing the line with friends. Prizes will be awarded to celebrate first over the line and other great individual achievements among participants. Every runner will also receive a quality medal and goody bag.

Entries are now open for jogscotland One Big Weekend on 3rd/4th August 2013. Go to the website at

Additional Notes

The jogscotland One Big Weekend is brought to you by the experienced team at GSi Events who are also behind the Edinburgh Marathon Festival which is in its 11th year. Around 30,000 runners will be welcomed to the Scottish capital on May 25 and May 26 to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival races. Edinburgh Marathon recently joined the world’s elite road races by becoming the first in Scotland to be officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body.

jogscotland is Scotland’s recreational running network. It has around 25,000 members, running in supportive, sociable groups all over the country. For more information on jogscotland please visit