Former World, European and Commonwealth 110m hurdles champion and Olympic silver medalist Colin Jackson was joined by many famous friends this evening at the Malmaison Hotel in Charterhouse Square, London when he launched his 3rd annual Sanlam Go Dad Run 5K’s for men and boys.
Colin is the founder of the Sanlam Go Dad Run and he created it in 2013 to raise awareness of men’s health issues and funds for our charity partner, Prostate Cancer UK.
Inspired by the extraordinary success of Race For Life he organised his own pilot event in 2013, expanded that to three runs last year and is staging six this June. The ambition is to at least double that next year and spread the project out across the UK.
The first Sanlam Go Dad Run 5K this year is in Anglesey on June 7, and they then take place in Worcester (June 14), Warrington (June 14), Bristol (June 18) before the two flagship events on Father’s Day June 21, in Bute Park, Cardiff and Southwark Park, London.
Colin saw Go Dad Run as a great opportunity to get dads and sons, brothers and uncles, friends and neighbours, all together to do something fun and healthy on Father’s Day or during the build up – but we also need all the mums, daughters and sisters to get behind the men and support them on the day!
Go Dad Run’s headline sponsor is Sanlam UK and their supporting sponsors are Big Yellow Self Storage and PUMA.
Anyone who is interested in finding out more then please follow Go Dad Run on twitter and facebook and all information is on the website www.godadrun.co.uk