This weekend the Couriers are proud to be hosting the 2nd Jon Ward Hereford 5k in memory of ex-Courier Jon Ward who sadly passed away in June 2020.

Jon was a decorated runner, competing across every distance from 5k to Ultra Running. He was a proud member of the 100 Marathon Club and many locally knew him well, Jon was a Courier from 2010 – 2017.

With running being such a huge part of his life, this weekend the Couriers are proud to host the Jon Ward Hereford 5k with the aim to raise as much funds with all proceeds going to the Mind.

The race will start and finish at Hereford Racecourse on Roman Road & will consist of 2 laps of the Bobblestock flat and fast course. The race will be chip-timed which will allow the potential of waves of runners to make sure everyone is as safe as possible. All participants will receive a finishers medal. The race will follow UK & England Athletics strict guidelines in relation to covid-19.

Hereford Couriers Club Chairman Jon Edwards said β€˜The club are incredibly proud to host this event in memory of Jon again this year. He was a fantastic runner, who inspired so many others. Due to the current lack of races due to the covid-19 everyone at the club is looking forward to competing once again, and we hope to raise a lot of money for a fantastic cause’

The club are offering runners 2 ways of getting involved, you can still join us this Sunday.

Enter today and you’ll be able to collect your number on the day.

πŸ“† Sunday 15th August

⏰ 2 Waves, Wave 1 (sub 20 mins) 9:45am & Wave 2 (over 20 mins) 10:15am

πŸ“ Hereford Racecourse


πŸ’³ Β£15 (Β£17 unattached)

🍟 Chip timed race which will help with social distancing

If you cannot make it on the day, why not join us virtually. We have a virtual race where all runners taking part will receive a bespoke medal through the post upon completion of your race

πŸ“† 8th – 21st August

⏰ Any time you want

πŸ“ Wherever in you want


πŸ’³ Β£11 with all proceeds going to Herefordshire Mind

If you are unable to take part and would like to donate you can contribute through our just giving page here: