Go Dad Run

Father's Day Weekend 5k Running Events in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

Go Dad Run


Go Dad Run 2014



A MASSIVE thank you from everyone at Go Dad Run to all the runners who took part in the three events across Father’s Day weekend in Cardiff, London and Birmingham.  We are delighted with how they went and it looks as though a lot of money was raised for the wonderful work that Prostate Cancer UK carry out.

Some of the stories that we have heard in recent days are truly inspirational and the thoughts of everyone involved in Go Dad Run are with the Go Dad runners and your friends and family members who are undergoing treatment and we wish every one well.

There are several hundred photos now up in three albums on the Go Dad Run Facebook page so please tag yourselves if you are featured in them, and we’ll be updating you soon on the money raised and our future plans.






Do something different this Father’s Day weekend and take part in a Sanlam’s Go Dad Run!

British sporting legend Colin Jackson has created a brand new 5K event for men to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK during Father’s Day Weekend in June.

Sanlam’s Go Dad Runs are open to any man or boy aged 14 and over who would like to sign up, get sponsored and run, jog or walk around one of three special courses in Cardiff, London or Birmingham.

On Saturday June 14th you can join Colin and his fellow Olympian Jamie Baulch in Cardiff and on Father’s Day itself, Sunday June 15th, Colin will be starting the event in Birmingham whilst former swimming world champion Mark Foster will get the men under way in London.

All three events will start at 10.30 am so they are a perfect opportunity for families to come together and celebrate Father’s Day with a difference!

Inspired by the amazing success of Race For Life, and having witnessed the devastating effects of prostate cancer on the lives of two of his uncles, Colin created the Go Dad Run project to help raise awareness of men’s health issues as well as generating funds for the charity.

“Dads, sons, brothers, friends and neighbours will be running, jogging or walking around the courses to raise awareness of men’s health issues and funds for Prostate Cancer UK, but don’t think it is just about the men! We also need their mums, daughters, sisters, wives and girlfriends to encourage the guys to sign up and be there to encourage them on the day. ”

Colin, Mark, Jamie and other big names will be there to cheer you on, so come along, get involved and maybe even have your picture taken with one of these Olympic heroes!

Adult entrants will also be sent a pair of bright yellow Y-fronts to enable them to help generate social media awareness in the build up and to then proudly wear on the day, so check out Sanlam’s Go Dad Run Facebook and Twitter pages to see who is showing their support.

Feel free to come in fancy dress if the mood takes you, but join us for some fantastic Father’s Day 5k family fundraising fun!

The Events


Join us on the 14th of June in Cooper’s Field Park for a 5K run through acres of beautiful parkland and landscaped gardens.
The event, which will be started by Olympian Colin Jackson, is in aid of prostate cancer awareness and is a great opportunity to get some exercise, have fun and do something positive for men’s health in the UK.

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On the 15th Of June Sanlam’s Go Dad Run is coming to the historic Crystal Palace Park for a fantastic 5K run to help raise awareness of prostate cancer.
Olympian Mark Foster will be kick-starting the event and awarding the prize for best outfit, so put on your fancy dress and get ready to raise some money!

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Come and get involved at Cannon Hill Park on the 15th of June for a 5K run through some of the most beautiful parkland in Birmingham.
Olympian Colin Jackson will join you at the start line to show his support and blow the starter’s whistle, and you will receive your medal and admiration when you cross the finish line.

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