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