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Start the New Year as you mean to go on

 

How many New Year’s Resolutions have you heard this year? And how many of those are broken before January…?  It looks as though running is bucking the trend though.

According to The State of Running 2019 report produced by RunRepeat.com and the IAAF, running has grown by 57% over the last 10 years. With maintaining or enhancing self-esteem, life meaning and coping with negative emotions being cited as the top motives for running and participating in running events.

This resolve to get mentally fit in 2020 has accounted for a number of entries for this year’s Inverness Half Marathon and 5K, taking place on 8th March.

As the first half marathon of the year with great PB potential, Inverness Half Marathon is the perfect training race for other events throughout 2020. The route takes runners on a beautiful route around the Highland capital, finishing at Queen’s Park Stadium at Inverness Leisure Centre.

This year, the event has five charity partners – Alzheimer Scotland, The Archie Foundation, Highland Hospice, Marie Curie and the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH). With this increased trend of running for mental wellbeing, SAMH is a fitting charity.

Whether you’re running for your physical or mental health, to reach a personal goal, raise money for charity or simply to have fun, we can’t wait to help you start the new year off right.

We’ll see you at the start line!

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