Fundraising spotlight: Caley to Castle Crusade Run's final extreme challenge

A picture of Gregor Miller in a Euan MacDonald Centre running shirt. Gregor is fundraising for MND research by running 165 miles from Inverness to Edinburgh at the end of September.

Sept 2023: Please support Gregor Miller and his friends, who are taking on the Caley to Castle Crusade fundraising run from Inverness to Edinburgh later this month.

In 2019 Alloa man Gregor Miller lost his dad Campbell to motor neuron disease (MND) and shortly afterwards decided to raise funds for MND research. Gregor decided on a fundraising run from Stirling to Edinburgh which raised over £20,000 for MND research. Whilst 41 miles was impressive, this year Gregor decided that it wasn't as impressive as the 165 miles from Inverness to Edinburgh. This is exactly what Gregor and his friends will cover from September 29th to October 1st!

Gregor will run the entire distance which is the equivalent of just over 6.2 marathons over 48 hours. His wife Sian and their friend Richard Ellis will cycle the whole way, alongside hand biker and former World Champion water-skier Paralympian Sean Rose.

Gregor has trained hard for this fundraising challenge and has clocked up over 4,000 miles over the last 12 months while also working full-time!

Please support this mammoth challenge by donating to Gregor's online fundraising page at: Give As You Live.

Caley Castle Crusade participants will depart from Inverness Caley Thistle's Caledonian Stadium at 14:00 on Friday 29th September and are due to arrive at Hearts Football Club's Tynecastle Stadium around 15:30 on Sunday 1st October where they will be welcomed by the Kings Own Scottish Borderers, and family and friends.

You can find Gregor's full route here (opens a pdf file).

Gregor will be supported by many friends who will accompany him on various parts of the journey, and by Lothian Motor Coaches who are supplying a coach for the support team. Gregor's support team of runners include Raith Rovers assistant manager Colin Cameron, former Grade-1 referee Willie Conquer, former Motherwell defender Simon Ramsden, broadcaster Scott Wilson as well as local athletes, Andrew Paget, Davey and Ross Wilson.

Three Scottish MND charities will benefit from the proceeds, namely: The Euan MacDonald Centre, My Name'5 Doddie Foundation and MND Scotland,


We are very grateful to Gregor, his wife Sian and all the Caley-Castle Crusade fundraisers who will be taking part in the gruelling challenge in aid of MND research in Scotland. The support of fundraisers like Gregor and his team will help us find new treatments to slow, stop and reverse the effects of MND.

Professor Siddharthan Chandran, Director of the Euan MacDonald Centre


 Related links

Gregor's Caley-Castle Crusade Facebook page

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This article was published on: Tuesday, September 12, 2023