Last Saturday of the month – 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer

The first Saturday of the month at Ballincollig parkrun is Pacer Saturday and the third Saturday is VI Saturday. The last Saturday of the month, starting on 27th April, will be 5k Your Way Saturday.

This is a community based initiative, which encourages 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, held on the last Saturday of every month. 5K Your Way, Move Against Cancer was founded by Lucy Gossage, Gemma Hillier-Moses, and MOVE Charity, and is now supported by parkrun events in several locations throughout the UK, and Ireland.

Various parkrun directors have been really happy to support the initiative so far, and this blog was published recently on World Cancer Day https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2019/01/28/world-cancer-day-2019.

With the support of the Ballincollig parkrun Event Directors, as an Ambassador for 5K Your Way, Move against Cancer, Jenn McCarthy, a qualified Radiation Therapist, Personal Trainer, and a passionate advocate for the role of physical activity in the prevention and management of chronic disease is providing a monthly support network for those living with and beyond cancer, by encouraging participation at the Ballincollig parkrun on the last Saturday of every month. She also wants to encourage participants to then meet at O'Briens in Tesco after the parkrun.