The 2013 - 2017 Go Dad Runs were a series of 5K and 10K runs for men and boys to raise awareness of and funds for Prostate Cancer UK and other important men's health and local charities. Created by siblings Colin Jackson and Suzanne Packer, they were staged in many different parts of the UK and featured as their logo, giant old-fashioned Y-fronts!
Colin and Suzanne founded Go Dad Run after two of their uncles developed prostate cancer. The one who talked about his illness and sought help made a recovery but sadly, the uncle who remained silent is no longer here. Colin and Suzanne staged the events to help encourage men to get tested and talk about their health issues.
After five years of Go Dad Run 5K and 10K events the series of runs came to a close but we will soon be announcing a very exciting new health based project for 2023. We'd like to thank everyone who supported Go Dad Run, and especially the men and boys who ran in them and their friends and families who supported them and we hope that men keep getting tested and stay alert for any potential symptoms of prostate cancer.