YoniRanger · 28/04/2013 21:00
It's women only. Not that many things are really.
I think it's primarily to keep the races unthreatening and not competitive because its not just about raising money but encouraging women to exercise in a supportive way.
Just like women only gyms and swimming sessions.
If he wants to run 5ks look for a parkrun or similar.
IneedAyoniNickname · 28/04/2013 21:02
IIRC boys under the age of 7 can run. Ds1 was registered as miss when we did it a few years ago, but was too old to do it the next year.
Having said that, they might not physically stop him running, and he may still get a goody bag at the end. But he won't have a number.
saintmerryweather · 28/04/2013 21:06
A very quick google has shown you have to ring them to enter a boy. not quite sure why people dont even bother looking before they start whinging but there you
Iteotwawki · 28/04/2013 21:09
Boys 12 and under can run but you need to call the website number to register, you can't do it online.
I can't understand why it's a women only thing. Very little cancer is gender specific. I've had to treat men with breast cancer - there's no support out there for them.
Fleecyslippers · 28/04/2013 21:13
I suggest some google lessons OP
saintmerryweather · 28/04/2013 21:13
YellowDinosaur · 28/04/2013 21:14
One of the posters has said that there is a whole section on the website about why it is women only, then looked up some info and you thanked her with a sarky comment. If you want to know why it's women only then look it up yourself and stop being snotty to someone who is trying to help.
VoiceofUnreason · 28/04/2013 21:31
Have to say, I'm not totally in agreement with their reasons why not, but I understand them. There are LOTS of men for whom 5K is sufficient challenge.
As for setting up your own event, I know someone who did. For male breast cancer and testicular cancer. Trying to get ANY coverage in the local press to publicise the event and get others to take part resulted in almost no coverage at all. Because it wasn't organised by a major national charity and didn't have their huge backing in terms of admin and marketing was the excuse constantly given. So it was a one-off event and much as those of us who ran it and tried to publicise it wanted it to continue, we couldn't afford to.
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