Glossop Jog reaches special landmark
Tuesday 3rd October 2017 09:20 Glossop Chronicle News Posted by Adam Higgins

Glossop Rotary Club’s annual Glossop Jog is returning this year on Sunday, October 8. 

It’s the 40th anniversary of the jog, founded by Rotarian, the late Peter Wood in 1978, and having been organised every year since that date.

Proceeds are for Heads Together, a Glossop support group for people living with a stroke or head injury.

The funds will also be donated to The Winnie Mabasa Foundation, a charity providing love and support to vulnerable and orphaned children in South Africa, particularly those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Organiser Barrie Powney said: “You don’t have to be Mo Farah or Usain Bolt, so why not come and have an hour of fun and help raise funds for our two very worthwhile causes.”

The jog starts at 11am from Glossopdale School’s Fauvel Road sports ground and entrants have an hour to complete as many laps of a one-sixth of a mile loop as possible.

Entry forms can be downloaded on the Glossop Rotary Club website or simply come along and register on the day.

The Glossop Jog has raised close to £250,000 for local and international charities over the years and Glossop Rotary Club hope they can exceed that figure in what is a landmark year for the event.