My 6-year-old son and I love to run! He showed enthusiasm for running at a young age. We used to jog half a mile to nursery together every day and at only three years old, he took part in his first 2k fun run. Since then we have raised money and taken part in many fun runs.
This year, raising money for Kidney Wales the Welsh Mummy Blogs family has signed up to the Nation Radio Cardiff 2K Family Fun Run, organised by Kidney Wales. We have even roped in Welsh Daddy!
The Family Fun Run has become increasingly popular with families over the last few years. Taking place on Sunday the 2nd of September, the 2K Family Fun Run starts just before the annual 10K race at 9.15 am and sees children of all ages participate with their parents, siblings, cousins and grandparents.
To many families, the 2K run has become a family tradition, as more and more families choose to take part on a yearly basis. As well as running for a good cause, the run enables families to promote good health and sportsmanship to the younger athletes. All children are awarded with a finishers medal and a t-shirt for their support in the race.
Luke, a 27-year-old teacher originally from Merthyr, took part in the 2K Family Fun Run when he was younger, and this year is taking part in the 10K for the first time.
“Fourteen years ago, my dad took on the 10K with my cousin, whilst my brother and I ran the 2K Family Fun Run. As it was the first running event we all did together, this run has become important to us as a family. The photo taken of us on the day can be found in our family home and always brings back warm memories of our family day out”.
Kidney disease now affects over 10,000 people in Wales, a number which is likely to increase in the future, especially amongst children. The impact that the Family Fun Run has on kidney patients in Wales and their families shouldn’t be underestimated. Next to providing better facilities for patients across hospitals in Wales, funds will directly support the lives of children who visit the Children’s Kidney Centre.
On the run, Kidney Wales CEO Professor Roy Thomas said:
“It is always encouraging to see so many young people get together and run the 2K Family Fun Run for a good cause. It shows that no matter you age or your ability, anyone can be a part of the event. Families from all over Wales and further afield choose to take part in the 2K Family Fun Run, which has made it invaluable for our fundraising work.”
Despite its name, the 2K Family Fun Run is open for entry to anyone who might not feel ready for the 10K race yet, but would still like to run for a good cause. To avoid any disappointment, the charity encourages families to sign up as soon as possible as spaces are limited.
Applications for the event are already open, with a total of 10,000 spaces– one for every person affected by kidney disease across Wales. Children under the age of eight need to be accompanied by an adult.
To sign up for the 2K Family Fun run as an individual or as a family, visit: https://www.cardiff10k.cymru/cardiff-10k/preregister2018/
If you don’t feel like running, why not support the Welsh Mummy Blogs family? We are aiming to raise £200 for Kidney Wales and any donation would be much appreciated – Click Here