5k Your Way officially relaunched in August 2021 and we are so excited to get the ball rolling again! Thank you to everyone that has come along to our relaunch and we hope to see you again soon!
Having said that, we know that for many people, particularly those with long term medical conditions such as cancer, the easing of Covid-19 restrictions might be scary and that not everybody will yet be happy to return to larger events such as parkrun. However, we also know that the benefits of physical activity and peer support for those living with and beyond cancer are huge. We know that the risk of transmission of Covid-19 is far less outdoors than it is indoors. We know that vaccine efficacy is high (around 74%) even in those who are immunosuppressed (PHE data released on 9th July). And we know, from a survey of 26 oncology health care professionals, that the overwhelming majority would be happy for people on active cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, to attend 5K Your Way groups at parkruns.
We have tried to answer as many questions around our relaunch HERE.
We know that the time is not yet right for everybody but we also know that the time is right for many. We, and our fabulous ambassadors, can’t wait to welcome you to a 5K Your Way group when the time is right for you.
Lucy, Gemma and Georgie.