We put on races because we love all things running. Especially trail running. We love the whole process from crazy idea pinging into Alex’s head while running (the source of most of his brainwaves!) to developing that wee seed and nurturing it into an actual event. So much work goes into the process but seeing your happy wee, sweaty, usually muddy, faces coming over that finish line makes it all worthwhile. Knowing that you have enjoyed something that we have created makes us feel all gooey inside.
Acorn Trails and a good cause
We will always support a charity or good cause at every event we put on. It’s who we are and what we stand for.
We want to use Acorn Trails to make our world a better place. We are unlikely to take on the whole world but you never know, ‘mighty oaks tress from little acorns grow’!
Rather than making huge profits on our events we prefer to support other people and groups with a similar ethos to our own. We try to choose, smaller charities who really do benefit from our help. There’s that gooey feeling again.
So far since Acorn Trails begun we have made the following charity payments:
Emma Cameron Foundation: £265 – funded by Migo Mile, AbFeb and Virtual South By Five
SAMH: – £91.50 funded by Challenge21 and Virtual South By Five
Scottish Fire and Rescue Family Trust: £179 funded by the Dick Wedlock Race
John Muir Trust: £125.50 funded by the Virtual John Muir Way
Green Action Trust: £41.50 funded by the Virtual John Muir Way
More Than Fibro: £320.96 fund by Five For Fibro
Friends of Linn Park: £200 funded by Linn Park Centenary Trail Race
Scottish Autism: £2700 funded by 4orTY
Ardgowan Hospice: £211 funded by the BayWa.r.e. Inverclyde Windfarm Trail Race – topped up by BayWa.r.e to £450
A total of £4134.46 to amazing causes. Thank you all for your support in this.
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