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The Jon Ward Hereford 5k 2021 Virtual Only has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

The Jon Ward Hereford 5K 2021 Virtual Only Option

8th August to 21st August 2021

£11 Bespoke Medal | Money Raised from the race will go to Mind. 

The Couriers are pleased to announce the return of the Jon Ward 5k race, and here's your chance to sign up and compete virtually from wherever you are in the world. 

This race is held in memory of ex-Hereford Courier Jon Ward who sadly passed away in June 2020. All profits from the race will be donated to Charity. 

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.

We’ve tried to make it as simple as possible for runners to submit your activity so we have 2 options is to follow Hereford Couriers on Strava along with tagging us on the activity or you can send us a screenshot/ copy of your activity to, please see the T&C’s below for information about elevation, race days and cut off’s etc.

Full race results will be published on our club website and we’ve even got a bespoke series medal for all finishers, which will be posted to your home address.

Everyone is welcome.

  • Race Date: 9th August to 21st August 2021

  • Starting Time: whatever suits you

  • Entries: Entry Fees: £11, Race Limit 100, Minimum age 10.

  • Venue: Anywhere you like 

  • Distance/ Terrain: 5k & Any terrain you want

  • Medals: We have a bespoke medal for all runners who complete the 5k.

  • Submitting your run: We have made 2 easy ways for you to submit your time, you can either follow ’Hereford Couriers’ on strava and tag us in the comment part or you can send us a screenshot or link to your strava/ garmin and email it to

Terms And Conditions

  • The entrant must agree to the following terms and conditions.

  • Social distancing any and all government rules must be adhered to at the time of your race. 

  • Runs must be 5km (3.1miles) in length (reasonable GPS margin of error).

  • Races must be run between 00:00am on Monday and 19:00 on Sunday of the weeks listed above. 1 attempt per person.

  • Each individual runner must upload their Strava/Garmin performance and either tag Hereford Couriers or email us your result – fallure to do this will mean your result will not be recorded. 

  • Runs should be named as ‘Couriers Virtual 5k (Race 1/2/3) on Strava.

  • Results will be based on “time elapsed” rather than “moving time” – try not to stop your watch during your run!

  • Routes with significant negative elevation will not be counted (not all downhill routes)


20 Aug 2021 23:59£11.00

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Start: 09/08/2021

End: 21/08/2021

Status: Closed

Total Places: 100

Places Available: ??



Jon Edwards