Cogwheel 5k Canter Running Festival 2019 Tuesday 31st December 11am
Cogwheel has launched a new running event for all ages, taking place on the morning of the last day of the current decade in the stunning park location of Jesus Green beside the River Cam. All proceeds will go to Cogwheel and our huge thanks to Cambridge Bid for their support in helping start this new event.
Suitable for all age groups and with all runs off road, this is a perfect event to get all the family involved. Runners can choose from the Cogwheel 5k Canter race, a 2k fun run and a 200m toddle mini sprint. Medals for all under 12s in the toddler and 2k events. All runners receive a specially designed medal in the 5k.
Full event information and online registration available at www.cogwheel5kcanter.co.uk.
Volunteer help on the day would really appreciated as we need a team of 35 helpers- please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Strawberry Fair 2019
Cogwheel volunteers were shaking buckets at the Strawberry Fair. This annual event celebrated in Cambridge was well attended and it was an opportunity to raise awareness about Cogwheel and the work we do.
Do you like festivals and also volunteering? Do in touch if you’d like to help! Contact us at email@example.com.
Alun Lucas ran 2093 miles in a year and raised £2500 for Cogwheel!
Following his own mental health challenges and a chance meeting with someone who had lost a partner to suicide Alun took on a personal challenge of running 2019 miles from 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2019 and complete an ultra-endurance event every month.
“Eighty four men in the UK take their own lives every week (https://www.projecteightyfour.com). On New Years Eve 2017, I met a gorgeous woman whose partner had committed suicide. She was intending to Run Every Day January for Mind. I joined in. At the end of January, I kept going – inspired to say ‘Thank You’ to all who have helped me with my mental health: my children, family, great friends and colleagues, a wonderful GP who ‘went the extra mile’ and referred me to the Cogwheel Trust – and in doing so helped save me – the counsellor at the Cogwheel Trust who repeatedly asked ‘Who are you?’, a special godfather and his wife, and the woman who inspired me to start this journey from which I have already gained so much. Thank you.”