Our Charities

All profits from this race will be donated equally between Macmillan Cancer Support (261017), and Southend Breast Unit (1057266).

All your monies have now been paid to our charities, bringing our
9 year total to £48,835 !
We look forward to (hopefully) seeing you all again on 25th July 2021 and we will then smash the £50k barrier raised!
Thank you all for your support this year, stay safe and take care.
Thank you letter_SOUTHEND_HOSPITAL


If you do want to donate to the 2020 charity pages, they can be found here:
and our Team fundraising page is here:

Race Year Amount Raised
10th Anniversary
9th covid virtual 2020 £1,000
8th 2019 £5,500
7th 2018 £4,800
6th 2017 £6,000
5th 2016 £7,160
4th 2015 £4,000
3rd 2014 £4,000
2nd 2013 £8,500
1st 2012 £7,000
Proud to present our fundraising cheques to Southend Hospital Breast Unit and Macmillan Cancer Support from Kirste5 Race 2019. £5,500 split between both great charities.
Our two fundraising pages are also live, for those who want to donate:
Southend Hospital Charity
Macmillan Cancer Support

We are so proud and excited to be able to confirm our fundraising total for 2018, which will be donated equally between Macmillan Cancer Support (261017) and Southend Hospital Charity Breast Unit (1057266).
A massive £4,800 !
Thank you everyone who supported us.




June 2018


We’ve updated our charity team total – can we go over £40,000 raised this year ?


Plus we have two new linked pages, for Southend Hospital Breast Unit, and Macmillan Cancer Support. SOUTHEND HOSPITAL


So proud to be invited to Southend Hospital Breast Unit to see where some of the monies raised at The Kirste 5 Memorial Race are being spent. Brand new ultra-sound scanner which is being used directly in the operating theatre. Awesome work being done, with the help of everyone raising funds for our local resources.



Race Year Amount Raised
6th 2017 £ 6,000
5th 2016 £7,160
4th 2015 £4,000
3rd 2014 £4,000
2nd 2013 £8,500
1st 2012 £7,000

2017 Donations can be made here.

For Southend Hospital Breast Cancer Unit

img_1414 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kirste5race2017

 and for Macmillan Cancer Support



Our main fundraising page, which links all the donations since 2012 can be found here, why not join us ?



£ 6,000 raised

Great afternoon at Southend Hospital Breast Cancer Unit, with Macmillan Nurses and Core Team presenting the £6,000 shared between them from this year’s Kirste 5 Memorial Race.


Kirste 5 Community team_Tree of Life


£ 7,160 raised


We were proud to present cheques to their two charities for £3580 each, from profit from the Kirste5 memorial races 2016. At a special Quiz N

ight, members of the core team, and charity representatives spoke of the success of this year’s race, the good work that can be done with the donations, and the also confirmed that since its conception 5 years ago, the race and associated events has raised more than £32,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Southend Breast Cancer Unit.

The race attracted over 300 runners this year, and

  is a charming 5 mile route heading to Hockley Woods, returning through Cherry Orchard Jubilee Park, New England Wood, & Grove Wood, as well as a 1 mile Family Run. Other fundraising events organised by the Club included a family BBQ, a club Mexican Night, runner’s sponsorship and this Quiz night.

This year’s race was poignant because Kirste’s mum, Sylvia Stedman, and also stance supporter of the rac,e, and friend of Kirste, Brian Lunt passed away before the race. Donations totalling nearing £2000 were also donated in remembrance of Brian, going directly to Southend Breast Cancer Unit.

Southend Hospital leaf on their ‘Tree Of Life’ located along the main hospital corridor.



£ 4,000 raised



£ 4,000 raised



£ 8,500 raised




£ 7,000 raised