Man on the Run is a 5k running and walking event for men and boys that has been devised to raise awareness of male cancers..
It is for men and boys although we advise that under 18s be accompanied by a male adult.
The event is in aid of Cancer Research UK MyProjects and it is hoped that each runner will help to raise money for Cancer Research in preventing and curing cancer.
2013 will be the ninth year we have held this fun run – the inaugural race in 2005 was called Run For Your Life. The name has been changed to avoid any possible confusion with Race for Life.
The race was conceived by Stephanie Lam, a health professional within the Eastern & Coastal Kent Primary Care Trust, who is a runner herself.
Whilst events such as Race for Life have increased the awareness of possible cancer risks for women, there has been relatively little in the UK highlighting the corresponding dangers for men. Man on the Run is trying to address this with a fun, informal summer event.
The current race organiser, Sarah Gower, will be assisted by volunteers from the Canterbury Harriers running club.
For any more information please contact Sarah Gower on 07711 431442 or email [email protected].