Games committee says 'sport your trainers'
Post by Sean Davies
on 09 March 2012 in Health & Wellbeing
Organisers of the 2014 Commonwealth Games are urging people in Scotland to pull on their trainers on Monday.
The second Monday in March is celebrated in countries across the world as Commonwealth Day and with the next Commonwealth Games due to start in Glasgow in July 2014, officials are looking to start drumming up support.
As part of the Sport Your Trainers campaign, organisers, athletes and celebrities are encouraging people to pull on a pair of running shoes and show their support for the event. An estimated one million Scots will help to mark the day, including 2,000 taxi drivers in Glasgow, more than 200,000 students across the country, as well as the crew of the Royal Navy ship HMS Defender.
As well as helping to regenerate the city, organisers want the Games to have a lasting legacy with regard to promoting healthy lifestyles through sport.
According to a report by the Press Association, Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman is one of Scotland's famous faces backing the campaign.
She said: "The Games will be the biggest event ever to come to Scotland, and with Sport Your Trainers, it's a great opportunity for everyone to get involved with the Games.
"It really is so easy and there's no reason why you can't join the rest of the country and wear your trainers this Commonwealth Day."
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