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Levengrove Park to host walk for Sir Jackie Stewart’s Birthday

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Levengrove Park to host walk for Sir Jackie Stewart's Birthday

An event in honour of Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart’s 85th birthday will be held at Levengrove Park.

Marking five years since the successful Grand Prix Walk, the event aims to celebrate the sporting icon’s illustrious career.

The event is scheduled to take place on June 12, the day after Sir Jackie’s birthday.

Participants will gather for a Dementia Friendly Walk, with the route around Levengrove Park measuring 1973 metres. This distance symbolises 1973, the year Sir Jackie, from Milton, won his third and final F1 World Championship.

The walk will not only be a tribute to the icon, but it will also serve to raise awareness for his charity, Race Against Dementia which he founded after his wife, Lady Helen, was diagnosed with the disease.

Interested participants should gather outside Levengrove Pavilion from 10.45am.

The walk will begin at 11am and participants can enjoy refreshments served afterwards.

The park’s trails, which are suitable for wheelchair users, will be used for the walk.

There is no need for advance registration and participants can show up on the day if they wish to participate.

The route can be viewed at https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5619297865.

As a tribute to Sir Jackie, famed for wearing a Stewart tartan band on his racing helmet, participants are urged to wear a bit of tartan.

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Written by: Alan Caldwell

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