Local 5K Run Sponsorship for Mackie's - Mackie’s of Scotland

Local 5K Run Sponsorship for Mackie’s

We are pleased to announce that from 2024, Mackie’s will partner with one of Aberdeenshire’s most popular running festivals – Run Garioch.

Having been a patron of the event for years, we will now become the official sponsor of Run Garioch’s five kilometre road race, taking place in May 2024 around the town of Inverurie. Situated only a few miles away from the family farm, where all our ice cream and chocolate is made, the running festival also includes a 10km and half marathon race.

Part of Mackie’s sponsorship commitment will see us gift a year’s supply of ice cream and chocolate to the fastest boy and girl between the ages of 12 and 17. All runners will also receive a Mackie’s water bottle for taking part. Introduced in 2011, the family orientated nature of the 5K run made it a fitting partnership for us here at Mackie’s as a family-run business.

Our Managing Director, Stuart Common, said: “Our ice cream is enjoyed by families across the country, and as a family owned company we understand the importance of bringing families together and giving back to the local community where we all live and work.

“We’re always on the lookout for ways to support the area and are delighted to be sponsoring the Mackie’s 5K at Run Garioch, which will bring parents, children, and relatives together for a day of fitness and fundraising – just down the road from us.

Next year’s race also aims to continue Run Garioch’s positive impact in the community by partnering with a record six charity organisations: AberNecessities, CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland), Clan Cancer Support, Friends of the Neuro Ward, Friends of ANCHOR and Inspire/Community Integrated Care.

Run Garioch’s Race Director, Graham Morrison, said: “Everyone at Run Garioch and the Garioch Sports Trust are so excited to be working with Mackie’s, and helping them to give back to our community. Working with a business with the reach and enthusiasm of Mackie’s will also allow us to develop the 5K, Run Garioch and what the Garioch Sports Trust can offer everyone. We look forward to building our partnership in the years to come.”

Morrison added: “We’re also pleased to announce that the Inverurie Youth Sports Foundation (IYSF) is in the position to cover the cost of Mackie’s 5K entries and t-shirts for any children who might otherwise be unable to enjoy the event. If you’d like to access one of these places, please speak to your school or local Active Schools co-ordinator for more information.

Entries to all events must be made in advance on https://www.rungarioch.co.uk. Entries close on Sunday, 28 April 2024, or when all places are sold. Entry to the Mackie’s 5K costs just £15 (plus booking fee). Runners can add an environmentally friendly t-shirt, made from recycled plastic bottles, to their entries for just £12.50 more and all finishers will receive a Mackie’s water bottle upon crossing the finish line.

We aim to have a Mackie’s team on the start line and hope that everyone who takes part enjoys the event and feels inspired to continue their running journey.