Pictured: Killie Striders were our Group of the Year in 2022
Nominations are now open for the jogscotland Annual Awards 2023!
Every year, our awards give us the chance to shine the spotlight on some of the incredible people who make up the jogscotland community. From selfless jog leaders who have gone above and beyond to support their joggers, to members who’ve overcome adversity to get active, or achieved more than they ever thought they could.
Our awards also offer us a special chance to highlight our partnership with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), with an award specifically for people or groups who have worked to improve their own, or others’ mental wellbeing through physical activity.
The winners will be announced at the 4J Studios scottishathletics and jogscotland Annual Awards at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on 28 October – it’s a fabulous night, worthy of all of you who’ve worked so hard over the past year in jogging groups up and down the country.
Nominations close at 4pm on Wednesday 30 August.
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.