The Dougie Mac 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by Tinsdills Solicitors, starts and finishes at the World of Wedgwood in Barlaston. We would like to thank our friends at World of Wedgwood who kindly allow us to use their amazing venue free of charge.
The event incorporates a 5K chip* timed race for Dougie Mac supporters wishing to gain a professional race time, a 5K fun run and also a 5K walk. Participants will start and finish their run or walk at World of Wedgwood’s atrium, with the course taking them on a route around parts of Wedgwood’s beautiful 240 acre estate.
*Official race times via electronic tagging
“I did it for my Nanny”
Violet, 10, took on Dougie Mac’s 5k Run / Walk last year alongside her mum Rachel, sister Eva, 8, grandad Pete and Rosie the dog. Some of the family walked the route while others, including Violet, chose to run.
“We took part in memory of my nanny, Irene Gregson,” said Violet. “We were so happy because we raised over £1,000 between us all.”
Irene had support from Dougie Mac’s community team, as an outpatient, then received end of life care in the hospice’s Inpatient Unit. Several of Irene’s friends also joined the walk in her memory.
Rachel said: “We raised money for Dougie Mac as they have been invaluable supporting my mum and family over the past couple of years. When we crossed the finish line, it was emotional to say the least. We all felt so proud that we had done it for Dougie Mac.”