Uig 10k today

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The second annual Linda Norgrove Valtos Peninsula 10k will take place today, Saturday, October 6th, at 12pm starting from Reef machair.

Following the success of last year’s event the community of Uig have confirmed plans to celebrate the life of Linda Norgrove by holding the second annual 10k event around the Valtos Peninsula.

October 6th has been chosen for the event as it marks the weekend of the anniversary of Linda’s tragic death in a failed rescue attempt following her kidnap in Afghanistan on October 8th, 2010.

Since then Linda’s focus on humanitarian aid work has been continued by the Foundation set up in her name. Since it was established the charity has awarded over 20 small grants to health and education projects in Afghanistan that support women and children affected by the war there.

For more information about the event you can visit the Foundation’s website: www.lindanorgrovefoundation.org

Pictured are the runners from last years event.