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50 km Trail Race in Montana to raise funds for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation

12th September 2023

RobMac is delighted to sponsor Jack Hannay (son of RobMac director Andrew) and Lewis Scott who have entered this year’s Rut Mountain Race in Montana to raise money for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. Jack, Lewis and RobMac are hoping that by raising awareness that even more people will continue to support funding and help find a cure for motor neuron disease.

The race itself is a gruelling challenge which involves completing a 50-kilometre run over rough terrain, climbing & descending 3200 metres including the magnificent Lone mountain in the heart of Montana. The race has been run for 10 years and now attracts some of the world’s top trail runners to the event. You can support them and donate to the Doddie Weir foundation here: Jack and Lewis Run the Rut for Doddie 



The race takes place on Sunday 17 September and Jack and Lewis will be wearing headtorches for their 06:05 start!

For more information about the race, please visit The Rut Mountain Runs


About the runners

Jack Hannay and Lewis Scott met at the University of St. Andrews and played for the 1st XV rugby team during their time there. They struck up a good friendship and after university kept in touch despite working in different cities around the world. When they did meet up, they would often find a way of finding new challenges for their sporting talents now that their rugby days were behind them.


Jack in the background and Lewis at the front


Jack had since discovered trail running and completed the Ring of Steall Skyline race in Scotland in 2021 and despite the toughness of the race had loved it. Now working and living in Vancouver, Jack thought it would be good to find another such challenge and spotted the Rut Mountain run. At much the same time, Lewis had moved from Hong Kong to Texas and so it looked like the ideal challenge for the friends to re-unite for.

Sadly, during their early conversations about the race, Doddie Weir died. Someone who both Jack and Lewis greatly admired, and so their challenge quickly became a fund-raising focus for them.

Jack said “Lewis and I have always loved our rugby at school, university and club. We are both massive Scotland fans and grew up watching Doddie’s exploits both on and off the pitch! Following his MND diagnosis, and the creation of his foundation and then sadly his death, we thought taking the message to a wider international audience would be a worthwhile thing to do. So, we’re hoping that we can continue to raise awareness and get even more people to donate to his amazing foundation through our exploits in Montana in September.”

Lewis added “We’ll be wearing some of Doddie’s original tartan, so we should be easy to spot! In addition, we’ll be wearing trackers (as much for safety as it is to monitor times) and there will be a link where you’ll be able to see how we are getting on. We’re hoping to complete the run in 9 to 10 hours but that’s very much our best guesstimate.”

We wish Jack and Lewis the very best on both the challenge of The Rut Run and to raise money for Doddie’s foundation. We’ll keep you updated on their progress and provide a link to the race on the day. In the meantime, you can learn more about the foundation as well as a link to Jack & Lewis’s fundraising link.



In November 2017, Doddie and his trustees launched the registered charity, My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. Their vision is simple: A World Free of MND.

The number “5” is a special number for the Foundation. It features in the Foundation’s name and is a reference to Doddie’s playing number for his clubs, Melrose and Newcastle Falcons, and the jersey he wore when he earned his 61 caps for Scotland.

The majority of funds raised go directly into research into motor neuron disease and fundraising continues to help the foundation’s objective of ridding the world of MND. You can learn more about the foundation:  My Name’5 Doddie Foundation | MND Charity (

And a final reminder that you can support them and donate to the Doddie Weir foundation here: Jack and Lewis Run the Rut for Doddie