5K Your Way – Move Against Cancer
A support group with a difference comes to the Alice Holt parkrun! People living with and beyond cancer in the Alton and Farnham area are being encouraged to get active as part of a new initiative called 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer (www.5kyourway.org)
If you are affected by cancer in any way come and join us on the last Saturday of every month at the Alice Holt Park Run. Everyone is supported to run or walk at their own pace and to complete as much of the course as they feel able to.
Socialise afterwards over drink and cake in the Alice Holt café. In short, we are an active coffee morning combining fresh air, movement and socialising!
Alice Holt Forest is operated by the Forestry Commission and is located at Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham
Sat Nav Postcode: GU10 4LS
Meet us outside the café from 845am.
Physical activity has been shown to have a number of important benefits for people living with cancer. It reduces cancer related fatigue, helps to preserve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness and improves psychological well-being. It may also reduce treatment side effects, reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and prolong survival. However, despite these benefits, a NHS report found that only 23% of people living with cancer achieve the recommended 30 minutes of moderate activity 5 times per week. The 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer initiative linked to parkrun, provides the opportunity to do this,
5K Your Way, Move Against Cancer, is a national initiative which combines a cancer support group with parkrun. Founded by oncology consultant and 12 times ironman champion Lucy Gossage and Gemma Hillier-Moses, International Runner and Founder of MOVE charity who was diagnosed with cancer herself at the age of 24 in 2012. 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer is an initiative provided by MOVE Charity, Registered Charity number 116567.
There are currently 5K Your Way groups at more than 40 locations in the across the UK and 3 in the Republic of Ireland. New members are welcomed whether walking, jogging, running or just coming for a coffee and a chat. Friendships are cementing, and a supportive community is being built. And the snowball has begun to roll, as people see the value in creating a 5K Your Way Move Against Cancer group in their local community. A strong collaboration with parkrun and support from the wonderful community of parkrun volunteers is facilitating this growth.
Those interested in joining the group are encouraged to register with 5k Your Way and parkrun via the following link: https://5kyourway.org/register before meeting at 08:45 on the last Saturday of every month.
For more information visit:
or telephone Sophie Gasson, Ambassador for the Alice Holt 5K Your Way, on 07948 676264