Diabetes UK invites people to put their best feet forward in Wellness Walk Glasgow 2024

People from across Scotland are being invited to raise vital funds for Diabetes UK by taking part in a walking challenge happening in Glasgow this summer.

After the success of its inaugural year in 2023, Wellness Walk Glasgow 2024 is taking place this year on Sunday, 2 June. The event is a perfect opportunity to support your wellness while enjoying a scenic walk and raising money for Diabetes UK along the way.

With options this year to register as an individual, join a team or create a team, it’s also a great opportunity to share the experience with family, friends or colleagues.

Book your Wellness Walk Glasgow place today.

The 8-mile walk starts and finishes at Kelvingrove Park, with groups of walkers setting off in waves between 9.30am and 11.00am. The route takes participants through a range of Glasgow neighbourhoods, passing iconic landmarks such as the People’s Palace, the Necropolis, Merchant City, the Duke of Wellington statue, George Square and along the River Clyde.

Designed to be done at your own pace and for all levels of fitness, the route is step-free and ideal for people using pushchairs or mobility scooters. There are plenty of toilets at the start/finish as well as the rest stop in Glasgow Green, and there is even a special short-cut option for those who need it, reducing the walk to six miles.

As well as fundraising, walkers will receive advice on how they can improve their wellness and exercise more. They will receive a journal to help plan training walks and lifestyle changes. There will also be incentives for fundraisers and access to a Facebook Community page. After the walk, participants will have the opportunity to celebrate their achievement with a special finisher’s medal in the event’s finishers’ area, enjoy a massage, speak to a Diabetes Specialist Nurse or share personal stories about why they took part.

Nearly five million people in the UK live with diabetes – a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood because the body cannot use it properly. If not managed carefully, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to devastating complications, including sight loss, amputation, heart attack and stroke. While some people living with type 2 can put their diabetes into remission there is currently no known cure for any type of diabetes.

There is a £10 registration fee for adults, £5 for 12 to 17-year-olds and free for 11-year-olds and under. There is no minimum sponsorship although Diabetes UK is inviting walkers to aim to raise £150.

Funds raised go towards Diabetes UK care and support services, advice and guidance, and pioneering research.

Sign up to Wellness Walk Glasgow 2024.

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