On October 10th we were very pleased to announce a partnership with Mo Running via our Facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/Quirkyraces/). To celebrate this we launched a competition to give away two free entries to any Mo Run from the 17 difference venues around the UK throughout November.
MoRun is about raising awareness and funds for the Movember Foundation tackling men’s health & stopping men dying too young.
From close to 100 competition entries we randomly selected ten people and challenged them to think up a quirky way in which they would run Mo Run should they win.
We had some great ideas come in almost all involving fancy dress including pyjamas with teddy bears, ladies dressed as the 118 men, and some outstanding unicorn costumes but one idea stood out.
So our competition winner is….. Nick Pettit and his running partner Chris Rollins who will be running the Milton Keynes Mo Run 5k on November 20th three legged while carrying a tyre!
This evening we caught up with our lucky winners to find out how they came up with the idea and watch them in action as they had their first practice of the unorthodox aproach to a race.
Nick said “We were messaging each other to come up with an idea, I came up with the 3 legged bit and Chris said about taking Tarquin the tyre, our running group’s mascot, round with us so we decided to combine the two”.
On finding out they had won Chris said “What have you got me in to Nick”.
Quirky Races will be at Mo Run in MK to follow the action on the day so be sure to check that out, it should make for some interesting viewing to say the least.