Pictured: Let’s Go Linlithgow, Group of the Year 2021
We are delighted to announce that nominations for the jogscotland Awards 2022 are now open! This is your opportunity to help us celebrate those people who really make the jogscotland community special, from complete beginners who’ve overcome the odds to get active, to long-time joggers who’ve done great things over many years.
This year is the 20th anniversary of the founding of jogscotland, and so there’s a special tweak to our Achiever of the Year Award – this year, rather than focusing only on 2021-22, it’s open to nominations which recognise the achievements of joggers and jog leaders throughout jogscotland‘s 20-year history, with judges particularly keen to see nominations that reflect long-term dedication.
We will also present our Group of the Year, Jog Leader of the Year, and SAMH Mental Wellbeing Awards as normal. Read on to find out more about what the judges are looking for in each category.
The awards will be presented at the 4J Studios scottishathletics and jogscotland Annual Awards Dinner, held at the Hilton Hotel Glasgow on Saturday 29 October, where our jogscotland members get to rub shoulders with the very best of scottishathletics talent, and enjoy a night of fun and celebration. We are grateful, as ever, to our partners 4J Studios, for their support with the event.
Nominations close at midnight on 31 August, so get your thinking caps on, and get nominating!
Need some inspiration? Read about last year’s winners.
jogscotland 20th Anniversary Achiever
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. The nominee might be someone who has overcome great odds to get active, who is inspiring others, or has achieved more than they ever thought possible on their running journey.
The award, in 2022, will recognise the achievements of joggers and jog leaders throughout jogscotland‘s 20-year history, with judges particularly keen to see nominations that reflect long-term dedication.
Jog Leader of the Year
You may nominate anyone who is a current jogscotland Jog Leader. A group member, fellow Jog Leader, family member or friend can make a nomination for the Jog Leader Award. The nominee could be, for example, someone who has been a great inspiration to their joggers, or someone who has overcome particular challenges to lead their group.
Group of the Year
This is open to both jogscotland community groups and workplace groups. You must nominate your own group and tell us why you think your group should receive the award. Please include the history of the group, statistics on numbers taking part, stories about the Jog Leaders and jogscotland members, health improvement achievements, and anything else you’re proud that your group has achieved.
The SAMH Mental Wellbeing Award
For 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 specifically addresses physical activity and mental wellbeing; an individual overcoming their own mental health challenges to get active with jogscotland; 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.
Below: Joanne Tominey of Jiggly Joggers, winner of the SAMH Mental Wellbeing Award 2021