Above: Group of the Year 2016, jogscotland Kintore
Every year, we celebrate the best of jogscotland with our annual awards, which are presented as part of the fabulous scottishathletics and jogscotland Annual Awards Night, held this year at on 4 November at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow.
This year, to mark our partnership with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), we have an extra award, the SAMH Award for Mental Wellbeing, which will be awarded to a member, leader, or group which has used jogging to improve their own or others’ mental health.
That’s in addition to our usual three categories – Achiever of the Year, Leader of the Year, and Group of the Year. Read on for full details of each category, and then MAKE YOUR NOMINATIONS using our online form. Nominations close on Friday 8 September.
Tickets are also now on sale for the Awards Dinner – you can purchase these online.
Achiever of the Year – will be presented to a jogscotland member who has made incredible improvements this year. They might be a beginner jogger who has made great strides towards a new active lifestyle; a more experienced runner who has reached a challenging goal, or someone who has really overcome the odds to stay active.
Leader of the Year – At the heart of every jogscotland group are the Jog Leaders. It’s their planning, enthusiasm and vision that help thousands of people get active with jogscotland every year. We’d love to hear about Jog Leaders who have gone above and beyond to help their joggers change their lives and achieve their goals.
Group of the Year – Our Group of the Year might be a tiny village group or a huge city network; It might be supporting local charities, going the extra mile to help members achieve, or making an impact in the wider community.
SAMH Mental Wellbeing Award – We are delighted to open this extra category for the 2017 awards, to mark our partnership with SAMH. It is open for nominations for individual jogscotland members, jog leaders, or jog groups, focusing on those who have used jogging to improve their own or others’ mental wellbeing. Whether someone has tackled their own mental illness through physical activity, supported others through difficult times, or made a welcoming environment for people to open up about their experiences, we’d love to help you celebrate them.
In need of inspiration? Why not read about last year’s winners?