York’s unique males-only 5K charity run is ten years old this year – and organisers want to mark the landmark with a bumper fundraising effort.
R U Taking The P?, dreamed up by city runner Brian Hughes in 2009, takes place this year on Father’s Day as usual, and returns to Bishopthorpe Road after a successful tie-in with a street party organised by local traders last year. It gave it a really good atmosphere last year and it would be great to have lots of people in fancy dress again – let’s make it a real tenth birthday party to remember!
We are looking for as many men and boys as possible to run or walk in this year’s race and in this anniversary year, we would love to make it a top fundraising year. Sponsored runners could make a real difference to the work of the charity. For example, it costs £150 for us to take someone to Leeds for radiotherapy for three weeks, any money that you can raise would really help us support this work.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the run, this year all entrants will receive a commemorative water bottle and a medal rather than the previous years cotton t-shirt.