A Support Group with a difference
Find your local 5k Your Way parkrun group today .
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.
*5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer is a non medical initiative and our ambassadors cannot take responsibility for providing specialist advice or care. Please see our T&C's for full details.
Each of our 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer parkruns will have one of our wonderful ambassadors there on the last Saturday of every month to meet and great you at a designated meeting spot. Our Ambassadors are your 'go to' for each event and will run/walk with some of you if they can. After the walk/run, the ambassadors will gather you together for socializing over a much needed drink and cake.
This initiative was founded by Lucy Gossage, Oncologist at Nottingham City Hospital , 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.
Our YouTube Channel contains videos of our Move Your Way sessions that take place on last Saturday of the month in place of our group meet-ups.
You will also find our Live Q&A sessions with fantastic guests including Steve Bland from You, Me, Big C; Professor Anna Campbell, who founded the CanRehab cancer rehab instructor course; Jody Jones who swam the channel on chemo; Luke Grenfell Shaw who is cycling from Bristol to China with stage 4 cancer and many more.
Check out our YouTube Channel HERE!
This is an excellent interview with Sophie and Gemma on BBC radio 5 Live!
Have a listen back to hear all about the Move as One Facebook Support group that has been set up by young people affected by cancer and is for young people affected by cancer.
The group for 18-30 year olds was Sophie Mulligan's idea, she completed the MOVE programme in 2020.
"I hope it gives people a place where they can ask for advice and stay motivated to keep active, regardless of whether they are on the MOVE programme or not."
A HUGE well done to both of them for being on and thank you to BBC radio 5 live for this brilliant opportunity to spread the word about this fantastic support group!
We were so honoured to have Dame Kelly Holmes launch the first 5KYW group at Tunbridge Wells this weekend. Kelly did a fantastic talk at the start of the parkrun to raise awareness of the work that we do and to encourage more people to get involved with the group. Thank you for your energy, time and inspiration on Saturday morning Kelly.
5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer Founders Gemma Hillier-Moses and Lucy Gossage feature on the Famous BBC Podcast You, Me and The Big C talking all things cancer, exercise and movement as a way of life.
MOVE Founder and 5k Your Way Co Founder Gemma Hillier-Moses on BBC Breakfast. Gemma discusses the importance of moving more and sitting less during and beyond cancer treatment and the benefits on both physical and mental well-being.
BBC featured the 5k Your Way. Forest Rec parkrun on the programme in September 2018. The short video footage shows the positive impact this initiative is having on the cancer community in Nottingham