How does it work?
There are five challenges going right through to the end of January, each one starting on a Freiday and lasting a week.
Each week, your challenge is to use your body to move 5K Your Way.
Run, walk, cycle, kayak, or any other modality of self-powered movement you enjoy.
Each weekly challenge costs £5 which all goes directly to the charity. Complete all 5 5KYW Challenges to receive your commemorative medal.
This year we will be having 3 Team Captains, who are past and present professional ERDINGER Alkoholfrei triathletes : Lucy Gossage, Tom Davis and Nikki Bartlett. This is to add a bit of extra fun and competitiveness to each week's challenge.
When you register, just select either 'Team Lucy', 'Team Tom' or 'Team Nikki' from the Team dropdown list - you must select one of the three!
Each Monday we are encouraging everyone to share their pictures of how they did their 5K their way on the ERDINGER Alkoholfrei Facebook page tagging in their Team Captain. We will be giving out a selection of Spot Prizes to encourage you!
Taking part in the Team Captain's event is optional of course.but we will also announce the Team with the most participants, so every one of your 5KYW counts.
||Weekly Team Captain's Event
||Freiday December 30th
||Most Team Members wearing a Santa Hat
||Freiday January 6th
||Most Team Members wearing fancy dress
||Freiday January 13th
||Lowest aggregate time of Top 5 Men / Top 5 Women in each team
||Freiday January 20th
||Team with the most kids and 4 legged friends
||Freiday January 27th
||Most Team Members taking part in their local 5KYW Park Run
You can enter your time manually, use the integrated stopwatch on your Ticket, or link your Garmin Connect account to have that upload automatically. For instructions on how to enter your times see this page
, if you need additional help there's an FAQ page
What is it for?
5K Your Way is a community-based initiative to encourage those living with and beyond cancer, families, friends and those working in cancer services to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer at a local 5k Your Way parkrun event on the last Saturday of every month.
This initiative was founded by Lucy Gossage, Oncologist at Nottingham City Hospital and a 12 times Ironman Champion, and Gemma Hillier-Moses, International Runner and Founder of MOVE charity who was diagnosed with cancer herself at the age of 24 in 2012. Lucy and Gemma are both hugely passionate about supporting people living with and beyond cancer through the power of movement, also supporting the wider cancer community including friends, family members, doctors, nurses and health professionals.
All of the money will go back into the 5k Your Way initiative, run through MOVE Charity. This will enable more people to start Moving Against Cancer.
A few notes before you go...
- Remember to stick to the current social distancing rules... Give way to others when you are moving.
- Remember this is your own route at your own pace.
- This is all about completing the 5K Your Way. Any kind of self powered movement can count.
- If 5K in one go is too much, then you can amalgamate a few shorter distances together (just enter the combined time).
- Submit your photographic evidence...