Fundraising spotlight - Gregor's amazing running challenges

Very hot day at Stirling University's running track. Pictured left to right are Kerry Mackay, Gregor Miller and Pam Macdonald. Gregor is wearing a Euan MacDonald Centre running shirt and Kerry and Pam are wearing Euan MacDonald Centre polo shirts. Pam and Kerry have walked 10 laps, Gregor is attempting to run 100 miles. Everyone is smiling in the picture with a clear blue Scottish summer sky.

June 2023: Fundraising superstar Gregor Miller is taking on five incredible running challenges for MND charities in Scotland.

In February 2019, Gregor Miller lost his dad Campbell, to motor neuron disease. In honour of his dad, Gregor committed himself to raise money in support of the Euan MacDonald Centre, MND Scotland and the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.

This year he has set out to complete five running challenges. He picked out five running events, each one increasing in difficulty, that he aims to complete over the course of the year.

  • Inverness Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
  • Manchester Marathon (26.2 miles)
  • Glasgow to Edinburgh (50 miles)
  • 400 laps of Stirling University's 400 metre running track (100 miles)
  • Caley-Castle Crusade (165 miles)

On June 10th, with three of the challenges completed, Pamela Macdonald (Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Euan MacDonald Centre) and Kerry Mackay (Senior Community Fundraising Officer, University of Edinburgh) went along to Stirling University running track to run a few laps with Gregor and lend him their support.

On one of the hottest days of the year Pam and Kerry could only manage to walk 10 laps of the track! Gregor, who was supported by a wonderful team of family and friends went on to complete 75 miles. He was joined at various points during the day by well-wishers, MND supporters and MND charities. He was also joined by Scottish Broadcaster Dougie Vipond who ran some laps with him.

Final challenge

Gregor's final challenge is over the weekend of the 29th September 2023 when Gregor will run 165 miles from Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC to Tynecastle, home to Hearts FC in Edinburgh. He'll be joined by some sporting legends as he attempts to complete the 165 mile distance. 

“I thought I wanted to do something for motor neuron disease so two years ago I ran from Stirling Castle to Tynecastle – I’m a Hearts fan, you see.

“This year, I wanted to come back with a vengeance so I thought I would do five challenges, ever increasing, and see if I can raise as much awareness and funds for motor neuron disease.”


Please support Gregor by donating to his GiveAsYouLive fundraising page. All funds raised with go to the Euan MacDonald Centre, MND Scotland and the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.

Relevant links

Caley-Castle Crusade event page

Fundraise Your Way, University of Edinburgh

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This article was published on: Monday, June 12, 2023