Event poster

Over 160 runners took part in the first Rotherham Love Later 5k Run & Fun Run in Clifton Park on Sunday 7th May 2017.

Marathon man, Ray Matthews (Age UK Rotherham Ambassador & Race Champion) paid tribute to thank all the runners, their running clubs, race volunteers and to everyone who took part and laced up their running shoes on the day.  Clifton Park was the setting for the first ever race and it proved great for all abilities, especially for those people who wish was to attain a level of fitness and well being, to help enjoy all aspects of Love Later Life.

A very big thank you to local partners including the Rotherham Harriers, Rotherham Advertiser (Fighting Fit Campaign), Active for Health, Places for People, RUCST, African Drummers, RMBC Active for Rotherham and Places for People, the Harworth Brass Band and South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue for inspiring people on the day and for all their help and support in making the event a success.    

Julie Benson (Fundraising Development Manager) welcomed feedback and the response has been really positive including a few great tips to build the event in the future.  The event helped to raise awareness of the importance of physical fitness and raised around £1k to support older people in Rotherham.

Download the provisional results here


UK Athletics Road Race/Multi Terrain Licence number 2017-28212 (Love Later Life Fun run and Love Later Life 5k)

(Photos courtesy of Rotherham Harriers and Ray Matthews)

Rotherham Love Later Life run course map showing placement of activities










Picture of training shoes

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