Now in its ninth year, 20,000 male and female runners are expected to take part in the MoRuns taking place up and down the country. Runners are inspired to don moustaches and run in fancy dress to raise vital funds for men’s health through the Movember Foundation with special ‘Mo Medals’ issued for the best-dressed MoRunners at each location.
And, for the first time, MoRuns is coming to Southampton! The Southampton MoRun will take place on 18th November and will see runners go through Southampton Common.
“To be a MoRunner means you are part of something bigger than yourself, you’re part of a community, a family and a team”.
-Dave Krangel, Founder of MoRunning.
MoRunning have announced they will host MoRuns at 22 different locations across the UK and Ireland throughout the month of ‘Movember’ including Southampton, to help raise awareness of men’s health issues and to raise vital funds for the Movember Foundation. MoRuns are suited to runners of all abilities and of all ages, with a 5k option for the fun runners and a 10k option for those looking for a challenge. There is also a 1.5k Mini Mo run for children aged between 3 and 12 years.
“There’s also a serious message though, the runs will be great fun for all the family, but we will be raising plenty of money and awareness of men’s health issues at the same time”.
-Krangel, on MoRuns.
In addition to visiting Southampton, for the first time this year, runners can also take part in a ‘virtual MoRun’. Participants are encouraged to upload a screenshot of their result onto the website, which means that MoRuns can take place anywhere in the world! From there, they will be placed onto the virtual MoRunning leaderboard and will receive a medal and headband.
Tickets are now available via www.mo-running.com.