It’s your last chance to make nominations for the 2023 jogscotland Annual Awards – we close at 4pm on Wednesday 30 August!
We’re particularly keen to see more nominations in the SAMH Mental Wellbeing Award, and Achiever of the Year Award categories, so if you know someone you think deserves recognition, why not take the time to make an online nomination now?
The SAMH Mental Wellbeing Award recognises an individual or group who has used jogging to improve their own, or others’ mental health. Whether it’s a jogger who has stuck with jogging when times were tough and reaped the rewards in their improved wellbeing, or a group that goes out of its way to support joggers’ mental health – we want to hear about them.
The Achiever of the Year Award recognises anyone who has achieved more than they might have thought possible on their running journey. Whether it’s a beginner or seasoned runner, jogging fast or slow, over short or long distances, we want to celebrate jogscotland members who have achieved great things, whatever that means to them.
The winners will be announced at the 4J Studios scottishathletics and jogscotland Annual Awards at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on 28 October.
We’re delighted to say that the Guest of Honour will be one of Scotland’s most-decorated athletes, Eilidh Doyle.
We’re looking for nominations in four categories:
jogscotland Achiever of the Year
This award will celebrate someone who has overcome great odds to get active; who is inspiring others; or who has achieved more than they ever thought possible on their running journey. You may nominate anyone who is a current jogscotland member.
A fellow group member, Jog Leader, family member or friend can make a nomination for the Achiever Award.
jogscotland Jog Leader of the Year
This award will recognise someone who has gone above and beyond to be a great inspiration to their joggers, or who has overcome particular challenges to lead their group.
A fellow group member, jog leader, family member or friend can make a nomination for the Jog Leader Award. Nominees must be qualified, registered jogscotland Jog Leaders with an up-to-date licence.
jogscotland Group of the Year
For this award, you can nominate your own group and tell us why you think your group should receive the award. Please include the history of the group, numbers taking part in group sessions, stories about the Jog Leaders and jogscotland members, health improvement achievements, and anything else you’re proud that your group has worked together to achieve. This is category open to both jogscotland community groups and workplace groups.
SAMH Mental Wellbeing Award
This award will celebrate a person or group that has used jogging to improve their own or others’ mental wellbeing. This could be, for example, running a project that addresses physical activity and mental wellbeing; an individual overcoming their own mental health challenges to get active with jogscotland; or creating a group that supports wellbeing conversations and is welcoming to those facing mental health issues. Nominees can be an individual member, a jog leader, or a jog group.