Ellon Rugby Fun Run raises over £4500

Ready for the off - runners at the start of the Ellon Rugby Sponsored Fun Run at Aden Country Park.
Ready for the off - runners at the start of the Ellon Rugby Sponsored Fun Run at Aden Country Park.

More than 250 people turned up for Ellon Rugby’s Sponsored Fun Run at Aden Country Park, which raised more than £4500.

All age groups took part from the old boys (Ythan Bears), 1st XV, youth and junior players, including the newly-formed three-year-olds Rugby Rascals.

The main event was a one-hour run/jog/walk around a 700-metre track. Fraser Cruickshank completed most with 24 laps.

Following a BBQ and soft drinks, various games took place including a mixed age obstacle course, tug-o-war, touch rugby and rugby 
rounders.

Money on the day from the BBQ and sponsorship amounted to £4500, with more still to come in.

It will be spent on youth development in 
the North-east,

Ellon, which has the district’s largest catchment area, employ a development officer and a modern apprentice to assist in club coaching, but mostly community coaching 
and support.

The club are looking for a sponsor for the development officer and modern apprentice for next season.

For more details contact vice-president Gareth Kemp at garethkemp
@ellonrfc.co.uk