Last Sunday (5 November), The People’s Run 2 Remember 5K Nottingham paid a moving tribute to the British Armed Forces. Nottingham is one of a national series of 5k runs in October and November, to remember the sacrifices made by servicemen and women in conflicts past and present. People of all ages and backgrounds ran, jogged or walked around Nottingham Racecourse to raise funds for four charities that support all branches of the services.
These are the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The Royal Navy & The Royal Marines Charity and Scotty’s Little Soldiers. All these charities provide help and support to serving and ex-serving members of the armed forces and their families, from World War I to Afghanistan.
The People’s Run 2 Remember 5K logo includes the saying 'Run to give for those who gave', especially poignant with Remembrance Sunday this weekend. These are ‘fun runs’ with a serious message; reminding everyone about the lives lost in wars across the globe to secure our freedom.
These fun runs began in 2011 and have grown since then with the aim of holding a 5k event in every part of the country. They have a non-competitive ethos: the emphasis is on community whilst raising awareness of the four charities and the work they do.
In addition to this, there is a Virtual version of this run, aimed at anyone who does not have a People’s Run 2 Remember event in his or her area. This Virtual People’s Run 2 Remember takes place on Friday 11, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November at locations chosen by the participants. For more information visit the People's Run 2 Remember website.