‘Rain, wind, sunshine, hail stones, rainbows, tears, laughter, singing, dancing, Kilties, blethering, blisters, proposals, pride, achievement, inspiration, charities, pitstops, music’ – @theKiltWalk
What a day was had, we’ve just about recovered. Over 5000 people walked the KiltWalk from Hampden Park to Balloch on Sunday 12 April, and #TeamSSF were there to experience all of the above!
Active Champions from our Active East programme, SSF staff, partners F.A.R.E, friends and family all walked for #TeamSSF. We can proudly say that all those that walked for #TeamSSF completed the 26 mile challenge, and a challenge it was. All walkers had difficulties in some form or another, whether it be blisters at mile 6 or aches and pains as the end came closer #TeamSSF all rallied together with the enthusiasm and motivation to make sure everyone passed the finish line.
As well as having each other, we had the support and encouragement of all KiltWalkers and the amazing pit stops along the way that provided walkers with much needed drinks, snacks, entertainment and of course first aid for those blisters.
We also hosted the half way pit stop at Clydebank where the Half Walk began. With a range of very talented performers and activities the Scottish Sports Futures pit stop kept walkers motivated and energised with upbeat and inspiring performances.
We would like to say a huge thank you to the KiltWalk who put on such an amazing event that continues to go from strength to strength raising money for children’s charities across Scotland. The event was meticulously organised, from signing-up to the challenge to getting across the finish line on Sunday everything was covered, we were supported every step of the way.
SSF will be involved in the Edinburgh and Aberdeen KiltWalk’s coming up very soon and will keep you all posted on how you can get involved and support.
A big thank you to all of those that made this all possible for #TeamSSF, we certainly couldn’t have does this with out you:
Pit stop Volunteers
|Godytronik and Krane|
|The Clutha Trust|
|The Hammerin’ Tongs|
|WOW Global Studios/Creative Entertainment in conjunction with Next Step Initiative|
|ABCi Media in conjuction with Next Step Initiative|
T-shirts, Banners and Ballons
|Ian Robertson Sports Agency|
|Air Candy Balloons|