Fit Ayrshire Dads are gearing up to take part in the Great Scottish Run.

Founder member Kevin Brown, who set up the Fit Ayrshire Dads (FADS) Facebook group in August 2018, will be joining other group members on September 29 as the sponsors urge others to raise funds for Mental Health UK.

Training for the event, which takes place on Sunday, September 29, is also a good way to commit to regular activity to help manage your own mental health and wellbeing.

After making the decision to get fit and healthy himself, Kevin saw the difference the changes had made to his own mental health and the benefits to his family. He knew there would be many men out there who were in a similar position and wanted to create a safe place to help them to start their own journeys to better physical and mental health.

Kevin said: “We arrange lots of group activities most nights of the week and every weekend. This is done on the page by the guys, and can be runs, swimming, hill walking, badminton, cycling and many more.

“One of our most popular activities is a walk and talk session where the guys can meet up and go for a good walk, chat about their day, struggles, frustrations , whatever they want, just a chance to clear the head of everyday life.

“Our range of guys goes from around 20 years old to pensioners, from obese to cancer survivors. We help all men from all walks of life.”

To sign up to the event and for information please visit