World champion hurdler Colin Jackson announces two-year extension to Go Dad Run partnership with Prostate Cancer UK, which has raised more than £50,000 so far.

16 Dec 2015

Colin Jackson

Olympic hero Colin Jackson has once again teamed up with us to deliver a series of fundraising runs for men and boys next June.

In 2016 and 2017, Prostate Cancer UK will continue to be the Official Charity Partner of the Sanlam Go Dad Run – a series of fun 5km and 10km jaunts designed to bring male members of the family together, alongside their friends, teammates and work colleagues.

Launched in 2013 and raising £50,000 for us to date, Go Dad Run is the brainchild of the former triple world champion and Olympic 110m hurdles silver medallist, who created it after two of his uncles suffered with prostate cancer.

"I'm excited to continue our relationship with Prostate Cancer UK because it is a charity that is very close to my heart," says Colin. "I was shocked to discover that whilst 1 in 8 men in the UK will develop prostate cancer, that actually rises to 1 in 4 men from an African Caribbean background.

"By bringing together dads and sons, brothers and cousins, neighbours, workmates and friends who are willing to get involved in a run and play their part in the fight against prostate cancer, we hope that we can have a positive effect on their lives and health."

Families uniting and having fun

Held throughout June and culminating with runs in London and Cardiff on one of the most significant dates on the calendar, Father’s Day on 19 June, Go Dad Run also offers a family day out across the six venues with crowds encouraged to cheer on the runners.

James Beeby, Director of Fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK, says: "Colin’s been a big supporter of ours for many years and has seen first hand the dangers of this disease, so we are delighted to once again throw our support behind this exciting event.

"Go Dad Run is not about winning, it’s about families uniting and having fun. This army of men of all ages in London, Cardiff, Bristol, Worcester, Sunderland and the Isle of Man are the perfect example of what we call Men United: guys getting together and doing something great to bear prostate cancer."

To find out more and register for the runs, visit godadrun.co.uk.

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