As Forfar Rotary Club presses ahead with plans for the Angus Rotary Marafun 2014, Angus Council has invited over 70 Angus-based sports organisations and clubs to get involved in a new addition to this well established event.
Scotty Ballantyne, President of Forfar Rotary Club, said: “There will be three zones in this year’s Marafun. The main ‘Run Zone’ will be a circuit along East and West High Street. This will cut off the long uphill stretch along Queen Street which many runners found to be pretty gruelling. As in previous years, we will have what we are calling our ‘Fun Zone’ with street entertainment, stands and catering around the Municipal Buildings in Castle Street. However, for the first time this year, we are organising a ‘Sports Zone’ which will encompass part of the Myre Green and part of the Myre Car Park. The hope is that locally-based sports organisations from across Angus will use this area to organise demonstrations and sporting events to encourage participation from the public.
“Due to the generosity of our sponsor, the Dunnichen Stone and thanks to the ‘in-kind’ support of Angus Council, we won’t be charging clubs for participating. However, we are asking participants find some way of raising cash on the day for our main charity – the Ninewells’ Cancer Campaign.”
Bruce Sheridan, Manager of the Dunnichen Stone and sponsor of this year’s Sports Zone said: “As the new kids on the block, we at the Dunnichen Stone are delighted to be involved in what should be a great addition to Marafun. This is coming at a good time with the Commonwealth Games in Scotland later this year.
“This is a great opportunity for local organisations and clubs to let people know what they do and give them a chance to join in the fun. Forfar Rotary is hoping sporting clubs and organisations from across Angus will participate by erecting a stand, organising some demonstrations or even organising an event so that visitors can come along and find out more about what they do.”