Described as a ‘support group with a difference’, a monthly parkrun called 5k Your Way: Move Against Cancer begins in Leicester’s Victoria Park on Saturday 26 January.
All ages and abilities are encouraged to take part. Anyone who is living with or beyond cancer, families, friends and healthcare professionals are all welcome to come and walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer. The route covers four loops of Victoria Park but participants can do less if that’s too far.
Please meet at 8.45am at the War Memorial for a 9am start.
The Leicester group, which is part of a growing series of regular 5k Your Way events around the country, is being championed by Jane Sherwood, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science at DMU. Jane, who has taught at DMU since 1995, is currently undergoing cancer treatment herself.
The 5k Your Way event will run on the last Saturday of every month (the main Leicester parkrun takes place every week).
After the event, the group will meet for coffee and a chat at the nearby Leicester University library café. The event is free (apart from coffee and cake afterwards) but please register for the parkrun here and on the 5k Your Way website. Bring a printout of your parkrun barcode to get 10% off at the café.
Founded by Lucy Gossage, Gemma Hillier-Moses and the MOVE Charity, 5k Your Way: Move Against Cancer is a community-based initiative to encourage those living with and beyond cancer to take part in regular exercise to improve their overall wellbeing in a fun, social setting.
You can find out about the group on the 5kyourway.org website and there are more details of Saturday’s event on its Facebook page.
Posted on Friday 25th January 2019