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Ness Runners are busy organising this year's Tolsta-Ness bog slog, and registrations are now open. The event will take place June 18th and is open to both runners and walkers. 

People are being encouraged to "Have a day out in the fresh air and join the Tolsta-Ness bog slog; walk or run." said Alastair Dunlop, Ness Runners.  

The bog slog covers approximately 10 miles - starting at Garry Beach, Tolsta at 10am and finishing in Skigersta, Ness. Buses are provided from Ness and Stornoway, however there is a charge for this. A shuttle bus will transport finishers to Spòrsnis from which participants will make their own way home. 

NHS Western Isles Health Improvement Practitioner, Jeanne Mackay, said "This event is for runners and walkers, and you will get wet feet! Whether you decide to walk or run, evidence has shown that being active has many benefits for physical, mental, and social health. It can lower the risk of developing serious health conditions such as type2 diabetes and improve mental health especially if walking in the open with nature. Meeting others and joining groups improves social health and reduces isolation and loneliness." 

Alastair Dunlop added: "Have a day out in the fresh air...whatever your motivation." 

The photo shows water bottles, pedometers and back packs being presented to Alastair Dunlop, Ness Runners, for this year's participants. The event is free, however donations can be made. Any funds raised will go the Hebridean Mountain Rescue Team, who will be providing safety cover on the day. 

Registrations for the event can be made by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Entrants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The closing date is the 11th of June. More details about the bog slog and who it is suitable for can be found at: www.facebook.com/nessrunners .