TurfPro joins the battle

Taking place throughout January, #Run1000 is back for a second year, with teams representing the home nations (plus New Zealand!), all doing their bit to raise funds for various charities.

TurfPro owner Duncan Murray-Clarke has his running shoes on (and littler collecting bag in hand!) and is running for the England team. You can pledge to support him here.

Duncan said, "Throughout the month of January I'll be taking part in the #Run1000 challenge aiming to walk and/or run as many miles as possible to raise awareness of mental wellbeing in rural areas. It's a great cause that affects all our readers."

Organisers of the mental health fundraiser, say they are looking to set a new record this month. Launched in 2021 by founder Sheena Horner, who started running again in lockdown for the first time in 20 years, the campaign was joined by over 1,200 participants last year who walked or ran during the month of January.

Each step counted towards their country’s collective miles, ultimately raising £51,545 for charity. 

With teams this year from Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland and New Zealand, the teams are not only competing to be crowned winners but also raise more money for their chosen charities - RSABIDPJ FoundationEmbrace FarmYANAFarmstrong New ZealandFarming Community NetworkThe Gamekeepers Welfare Trust and Vetlife

If you want to get involved yourself, it's not too late to sign up. Go here, choose the team you'd like to represent and get running!

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