More than 45 people – from toddlers through to senior citizens – joined the BAPS Annual 10k Challenge in Edinburgh on Sunday 7 May 2017.
The charity Challenge brought together more than 3,000 enthusiastic participants from towns and cities across the UK for a fun and healthy way to raise money for various worthy causes and local charities.
The funds from this year’s event in Edinburgh will go towards BAPS’s multifarious educational, community and spiritual activities serving children, youths, families and the elderly. Some of the funds will also be donated to The Sick Kids Friends Foundation which exists to transform the experiences of children and young people in hospital so they can be a child first and a patient second. In addition, this year’s national charity partner with BAPS is Alzheimer’s Society, one of the country’s largest charities fighting dementia.
Previous national partners for BAPS and BAPS Charities have included Age UK, the Anthony Nolan Trust, Barnardo’s, Breast Cancer Care, the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, KIDS, and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The event kicked off shortly after 11am from 1 Queen’s Drive, Edinburgh.
After the opening ceremony, walkers, joggers and runners moved along the 10-kilometre scenic route of Queen’s Drive.
One of the lead volunteers for the event, Paras Patel, said, “It was absolutely fantastic to see so many people of all ages contributing towards such worthy causes, We're very grateful to everyone who participated and supported the event.”