We currently have 63 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer groups running across the UK and Ireland on the last Saturday of every month .
We have made the decision to put a temporary hold on the launch of new groups to concentrate on existing groups and support our current ambassador teams to the best of our ability.
If you are interested in becoming an ambassador in the future and setting up a group at a parkrun local to you then please continue to fill out the form below. We will put you on our onhold waiting list and get in touch when we are ready to move forward with new launches.
Thank you for all your support and patience.
Team 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer.
As we grow, the challenge of educating and helping healthcare professionals that work in cancer care pathways understand the benefits of movement, physical activity and exercise when living with and beyond cancer is becoming easier. However in places it can still be a challenge.
The key to starting a 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer group is to find the right person to become an ambassador and to set up the group linked to their local parkrun. In addition to this it's important to build relationships and create sign posting routes at local hospitals, GP surgeries and through other organisations and support groups.
This is a volunteer role that is incredibly rewarding but also requires dedication and time and some additional hours outside the monthly group events. The role is to lead the group, to champion its benefits to the cancer community and to slowly but surely build a small support team moving forward. We will support you as an ambassador. However it’s important to remember that each of our groups must be driven by an ambassador and a small team of committed and passionate people.
5k Your Way is governed and operated by MOVE Charity. Registered charity number 1165675
The time it takes to set up a group can vary significantly – it depends on the specific challenges of your location. Typically it takes 2 months from first contact to starting the group. We never rush an ambassador to get started and always wait for you to feel ready, to have the resources you need and confident that you’re fully prepared. We usually suggest that 3 ambassadors lead one group. In order to launch a group one requirement is that you have a Health Care professional connected with local cancer services, hospitals or GP practices as one of your ambassadors. They don't necessarily have to be at each group meet up but they need to be connected as an ambassador. More details on this will be shared in the starter pack.
5k Your Way is helping to inspire people to Move Against Cancer across the UK and Ireland. Becoming an ambassador is an incredible rewarding role. Don't take our word for it check out our social media pages to find out more.
If you are still interested in becoming an ambassador please fill out our ambassador interest form and one of our team will get in touch.
Gemma & Lucy
5k Your Way Founder
'Every great accomplishment starts with the decision to try'
This page is for enquiries about becoming a 5k Your Way Ambassador. If you've queries regarding existing events, please contact us using the existing contact form on our website.