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.
“I am hoping we’ll see dads, sons, brothers, step-dads, friends and neighbours all out on the 5K courses 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!