For our 2018 Race we had eco-friendly paper cups. These biodegradable cups are made from a sustainable forest paper with a bio-plastic lining (bio-plastics are made from plants, unlike traditional plastics that are made from oil)
Thank you to all our runners, volunteers, officials and running partners, for making 2018 a great race day once again.
A charming 5 mile route heading to Hockley Woods, returning through Cherry Orchard Jubilee Park, New England Wood, & Grove Wood, now into it’s 7th year.
“Superb,uplifting,inspirational – just as Kirste would have wanted.
This is a memorial race in honour of my extraordinary brave and special wife Kirste.
She loved running because of the camaraderie ,warmth and frienship she found with fellow runners.
These gave Kirste the courage to fight cancer and to continue running for seven years. This race exemplifies all these values and is also a lovely friendly and great value race.”
To design a more fitting tribute would be difficult if not impossible, the event you guys created is the perfect tribute. You will find nobody that knew Kirste saying anything different.
I am certain anyone that knew Kirste knows how much she loved running and encouraging others to run.”
Kirste was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, and underwent six bouts of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She passed away on February 9th 2012, at the age of just 42 after raising more than £50,000 for breast cancer charities by running 23 marathons while fighting the disease.
Her smiling face will be forever missed.
Sunday 23rd July 2017 was a record-breaking, heart-warming day !
We are so pleased to announce that the 2017 Kirste 5 Memorial Race has raised £6,000, which will be donated equally between Macmillan Cancer Support (261017) and Southend Hospital Charity Breast Unit (1057266). Thank you to everyone who made the day so special.
“Thank you to all our Marshals, Partners and to all the Runners.
We had our biggest attendance, and some excellent comments about the race, so thank you for making it a special day. See you in 2018″
Karl Cadman, Race Director
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