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17 May 2014 - The McCanns run in the 'Miles for Missing People' charity fundraiser on Clapham Common. Although the press photograph Kate and Gerry setting off together at the start of the 10k race, Gerry actually competed in the 3k race with the twins. Presumably once the 'photo op' had been completed he dropped out.

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Miles for Missing People, 17 May 2014
Miles for Missing People Missing People

Miles for Missing People medals

Join us at Miles for Missing People on Saturday 17 May 2014.

The 10K run, 3K run and kids race will take place once again on the beautiful Clapham Common, London. Each runner not only raises funds for our vital work with missing people and their families, but is also able to raise the profile of individual missing people by wearing a missing person's poster on their running vest.

We provide accurate chip timing, entertainment from the fabulous Rock Choir, refreshments and a great day out.

Madeleine McCann: Missing People poster, 17 May 2014
Madeleine McCann: Missing People poster Missing People

Madeleine McCann: Missing People poster

Miles for Missing People - Race Attendee List, 17 May 2014
Miles for Missing People - Race Attendee List Innovation Sports

 
Race Attendee List for Miles for Missing People 2014
Race Attendee List - The McCanns

 
Race Attendee List for Miles for Missing People 2014
Race Attendee List - Jane Tanner

PDF of Race Attendee List:

click here to download file

Race Attendee List
426
Amelie
McCann
F
3k entry
427
Gerry
McCann
M
3k entry
212
Kate
McCann
F
10k entry
428
Sean
McCann
M
3k entry
306
Jane
Tanner
F
10k entry

Kate and Gerry McCann join hundreds of runners on Clapham Common for Miles for Missing People 10k, 17 May 2014
Kate and Gerry McCann join hundreds of runners on Clapham Common for Miles for Missing People 10k Your Local Guardian

By Ross Logan, Chief Reporter
2:10pm Saturday 17th May 2014

Runners take part in the Miles for Missing People 10k in Clapham Common

An estimated 500 people ran in memory of lost loved ones this morning, during the annual Miles for Missing People 10k in Clapham Common.

Participants wore posters of people registered missing, as both an appeal and a tribute to those who have disappeared.

More than £20,000 has been raised from the event so far, organised by charity Missing People.

Among the runners were Kate and Gerry McCann, whose daughter Madeleine disappeared during a family holiday in Portugal in 2007.

A runner carrying an appeal for missing Anthony Stammers, 27

A runner carrying an appeal for missing Anthony Stammers, 27

Peter Lawrence, whose 35-year-old daughter Claudia vanished while walking to her home in North Shields in 2009, gave a speech before the runners set off.

Also watching the race was Rachel Elias, Missing People spokeswoman and brother of former Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richie Edwards, who has been missing since 1995.

Claudia Lawrence's father Peter delivers a speech

Claudia Lawrence's father Peter delivers a speech

Missing People communications manager Spencer Gasson said: "It was a brilliant day, with fantastic weather. There was a really good vibe about it this year.

"We also had a number of performances from the Rock Choir in London who sang a few songs.

"But the main thing is people running had missing people posters on their backs.

"Some were running for missing family members like Gerry and Kate, others just took posters and ran for people they didn't know.

"The nice thing is, that way, the missing person is still remembered."

Madeleine McCann's parents Gerry (above) and Kate (below) taking part in the Miles for Missing People 10k

Madeleine McCann's parents Gerry (above) and Kate (below) taking part in the Miles for Missing People 10k, with Gerry carrying a picture of his missing daughter on his back (below)

Madeleine McCann's parents Gerry (above) and Kate (below) taking part in the Miles for Missing People 10k

Gerry carrying a picture of his missing daughter on his back

The Miles For Missing People 10k is part of Forget-Me-Not month, which in itself is a build up to National Missing Children's Day on Sunday, May 25.

That day will see the launch of the enhanced Child Rescue Alert system, a partnership between Missing People, the National Crime Agency and communications firm Groupcall.

It will see messages sent out via social media, text and email, alerting the public to a child who is known to have been abducted or is at risk.

About 500 people took part in today's run, which has so far raised more than £20,000 for Missing People

About 500 people took part in today's run, which has so far raised more than £20,000 for Missing People

Missing People will also be tweeting appeals for missing children every half hour for 24 hours on May 25, and is asking followers to retweet the messages to as wide a audience as possible.

For more information about Missing People and its work, visit the website.

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[Note: The picture above, of runner No. 311, was later removed as it is clearly not Kate McCann.]

Parents of Madeleine McCann join Claudia Lawrence's father at missing people fundraiser, 17 May 2014
Parents of Madeleine McCann join Claudia Lawrence's father at missing people fundraiser Daily Express

THE parents of Madeleine McCann joined forces with the father of Claudia Lawrence at a fundraiser for a missing persons charity today.

By: Dion Dassanayake
Published: Sat, May 17, 2014

The parents of Madeleine McCann and Claudia Lawrence's father joined forces at a charity fundraiser[PA]

 

Kate and Gerry McCann, who earlier this month marked the seventh anniversary of their daughter's disappearance, ran the Miles for Missing People race.

The horn to start the race was sounded by Peter Lawrence as the investigation into his daughter, who went missing in 2009, continues.

The race on Clapham Common in London came days after North Yorkshire Police arrested Michael Snelling, 59, on suspicion of murdering the missing chef.

The former lab technician was questioned by officers and released on bail.

Kate and Gerry McCann were at a charity fun run supported by Peter Lawrence [PA]

Speaking after the 10km and 3km races, Mr Lawrence said: "A lot of people are here with a poster of their missing loved one, and it's right to display it, show what the charity is for.

"I think it's always a poignant event coming here because you see all these people with missing shirts on them with posters and you just think this really needs to be out there.

"We all need to be together, we are all a big family.

"It [Missing People] is an absolute lifeline.

"Both for people who are missing, but most importantly the families of the thousands of people who are missing.

"Most people you talk to of course don't know what it's like to have a family member missing."

It was the seventh anniversary of the disappearance of Madeline McCann this month [PA]

The annual event, run by charity Missing People and now in its fifth year, raises money for the organisation.

Mr Lawrence added that even if his daughter is found he will continue to support the charity.

He said: "I regularly meet other people with missing members of their family, and it's just being able to be together in the knowledge we all talk the same language.

"Even if Claudia is found I will still be here for the sake of other people and the sake of the charity."

The event was also attended by Rachel Elias whose brother is missing Richey Edwards, the former guitarist and vocalist of the Manic Street Preachers.

Mrs Elias, whose brother went missing almost two decades ago, said the charity has provided vital support for her and her family.

Kate and Gerry McCann during the Miles for Missing People race [PA]

She said: "My brother Richard has been missing for 20 years next year, so it is an especially poignant time for us.

"We're in exactly the same position now as we were 19 years ago, and we still have absolutely no information as to his fate. That is such a difficult thing, living with that constant uncertainty.

"We keep going through the support of the charity."

Mrs Elias, from south Wales, added that she is unable to listen to music by the Manic Street Preachers as she finds it "too difficult".

Around 500 people took part in today's races, with starters including the McCanns. Children could complete a 1km course.

Jo Youle, Missing People chief executive, said: "We're all here in solidarity with other families facing unimaginable heartache when someone goes missing.

"But also today is a day of hope. It is so important to keep the search alive and know that one day their lovely, special person could be back with them.

"We have some families today who were here last year, and that's hard to think that they've had to face another year without knowing.

"But I think there is some comfort in families being here together in solidarity."

• To support families of missing people donate £3 by texting HOPE to 70707

Missing chef's father supports race, 17 May 2014
Missing chef's father supports race Press Association

 
Rachel Elias, Peter Lawrence, Gerry and Kate McCann

 

By Press Association
17 May 2014


The father of missing university chef Claudia Lawrence has spoken of the poignancy of an annual charity running race, as the search for clues surrounding his daughter's disappearance continues.

Peter Lawrence said the Miles for Missing People event, held on Clapham Common in London, offered a chance to unite with those suffering with the uncertainty of a missing loved one, and helped to raise crucial charity funds.

The event, by charity Missing People and now in its fifth year, was also supported by Kate and Gerry McCann - parents of missing British girl Madeleine - and Rachel Elias, sister of former Manic Street Preachers guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards.

Claudia Lawrence's father supports Missing People race

The race came days after North Yorkshire Police questioned and released on bail former lab technician Michael Snelling, 59, on suspicion of murdering Ms Lawrence, who went missing from York in March 2009.

An emotional Mr Lawrence, who sounded the air horn to start the 10km and 3km races, said: "A lot of people are here with a poster of their missing loved one, and it's right to display it, show what the charity is for.

"I think it's always a poignant event coming here because you see all these people with missing shirts on them with posters and you just think this really needs to be out there. We all need to be together, we are all a big family.

"It (Missing People) is an absolute lifeline. Both for people who are missing, but most importantly the families of the thousands of people who are missing. Most people you talk to of course don't know what it's like to have a family member missing.

"I regularly meet other people with missing members of their family, and it's just being able to be together in the knowledge we all talk the same language.

"Even if Claudia is found I will still be here for the sake of other people and the sake of the charity."

Mrs Elias, from south Wales, said the charity also offered vital support for the family, having battled for nearly two decades not knowing what happened to her brother.

She said: "My brother Richard has been missing for 20 years next year, so it is an especially poignant time for us.

"We're in exactly the same position now as we were 19 years ago, and we still have absolutely no information as to his fate. That is such a difficult thing, living with that constant uncertainty.

"We keep going through the support of the charity."

And she said she was unable to listen to the music of her brother, who vanished when the Manics were beginning to attract international airplay in February 1995.

She said: "I don't listen to the Manics records, I do find that too difficult."

Around 500 people took part in today's races, with starters including the McCanns. Children could complete a 1km course.

Jo Youle, Missing People chief executive, said: "We're all here in solidarity with other families facing unimaginable heartache when someone goes missing.

"But also today is a day of hope. It is so important to keep the search alive and know that one day their lovely, special person could be back with them.

"We have some families today who were here last year, and that's hard to think that they've had to face another year without knowing.

"But I think there is some comfort in families being here together in solidarity."

The event is part of May's "forget me not" month campaign. It has just launched a Child Rescue Alert service, encouraging people to sign up to missing children notices from police.

Organisers say the service will be used for only those children suspected of being in serious danger. For more information visit childrescuealert.org.uk.

To support families of missing people, donate £3 by texting HOPE to 70707.

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Transcript

By Nigel Moore

Celia Paul: [voice over] Bonded by their missing loved ones, Peter Lawrence, father of Claudia, Madeleine McCann's parents, Kate and Gerry, and the sister of Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards, were all at Clapham Common for annual race Miles for Missing People and Mr Lawrence, who started the race, said the event offered those suffering uncertainty a chance to unite.

Peter Lawrence: ...it's always a poignant event, errr... coming here because you see all these people with missing shirts on them with posters and you just think this... this really needs to be out there and, errr... we all need to be together, we're all a big family.

Celia Paul: [voice over] The race came days after North Yorkshire Police questioned former lab technician Michael Snelling on suspicion of Claudia's murder, before releasing him on bail. And Mr Lawrence said the charity Missing People had provided crucial support since her disappearance in 2009.

Peter Lawrence: I regularly meet, errr... other people with, errr... missing members of their family, and it's... it's just being able to be together, errr... to have the knowledge that we all talk the same language, if you like, at the moment.

Celia Paul:
[voice over] To support families of missing people, you can donate £3 by texting HOPE to 70707

Miles for Missing People 10k and 3k race results, 17 May 2014
Miles for Missing People 10k race results Southern Running Guide

 
Miles for Missing People 10K race results, 1 to 24
Miles for Missing People 10K race results, 1 to 24

 
Miles for Missing People 10K race results, 25 to 49
Miles for Missing People 10K race results, 25 to 49

PDF of complete 10k race results:

click here to download file

Race date
Saturday 17th May 2014
Starting time
10:30am
Venue
Clapham Common

Results
Pos
Race No
Name
Surname
Team
Gender
Age
Chip Time
14
212
Kate
McCann
 
F
46
44.42.8
41
375
rachel
oldfield
 
F
43
48.39.9

 

Note:

Kate McCann, No. 212, appears in red as she finished third in the women's race.

Gerry McCann, No. 427, was entered into the 3k race with Sean and Amelie (results below). His appearance at the start line for the 10k race, with Kate, would appear to have been stage-managed to provide a 'good photo opportunity' for both the McCanns and Missing People. He presumably then dropped out to join his children on the 3k run.

Jane Tanner, No. 306, appeared on the original online list of attendees but does not appear to have run.

Rachael Oldfield, No. 375, did not appear on the list of attendees but did run and complete the race. Although online entry had been closed, registration was still available on the Saturday morning from 8.45am.

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Miles for Missing People 3k race results Innovation Sports

 
Miles for Missing People 3k race results, 1 to 28
Miles for Missing People 3k race results, 1 to 28

PDF of complete 3k race results:

click here to download file

Results
Pos
Race No
Name
Surname
Team
Gender
Age
Chip Time
8
428
Sean
McCann
 
M
9
16.12.4
10
426
Amelie
McCann
 
F
9
16.25.3
11
427
Gerry
McCann
 
M
45
16.25.8
17
454
grace
oldfield
 
F
8
20.48.8

Note:

Amelie McCann, No. 426, appears in red as she finished second in the girl/women's race.

Kate and Gerry McCann join 500 people on Missing People charity run as Peter Lawrence speaks of his heartbreak over his missing daughter Claudia, 18 May 2014
Kate and Gerry McCann join 500 people on Missing People charity run as Peter Lawrence speaks of his heartbreak over his missing daughter Claudia Daily Mail
  • Missing People charity run was held on London's Clapham Common
  • An estimated 500 people took part in the charity run to highlight the charity's work
  • Missing People provides support to the loved ones of people who have vanished
  • Kate and Gerry McCann were among the people who ran the 10km course
By MAIL ON SUNDAY REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 01:55, 18 May 2014 | UPDATED: 11:46, 18 May 2014

Kate and Gerry McCann joined 500 runners to support the Missing People charity run on London's Clapham Common to raise funds for the charity.

The father of missing university chef Claudia Lawrence spoke at the annual charity running race, as the search for clues surrounding his daughter's disappearance continues.

Peter Lawrence said the Miles for Missing People event, held on Clapham Common in London, offered a chance to unite with those suffering with the uncertainty of a missing loved one, and helped to raise crucial charity funds.

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Rachel Elias, Peter Lawrence, Gerry and Kate McCann all supported yesterday's Missing People Charity Run on Clapham Common in London

Rachel Elias, Peter Lawrence, Gerry and Kate McCann all supported yesterday's Missing People Charity Run on Clapham Common in London

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The McCanns were among 500 people who took part in the 10km charity run


 

The McCanns were among 500 people who took part in the 10km charity run

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Kate and Gerry McCann looked relaxed as they took part on the 10km run to support the families of people who have disappeared


 

Kate and Gerry McCann looked relaxed as they took part on the 10km run to support the families of people who have disappeared

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The event, by charity Missing People and now in its fifth year, was also supported by Kate and Gerry McCann - parents of missing British girl Madeleine - and Rachel Elias, sister of former Manic Street Preachers guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards.

An emotional Mr Lawrence, who sounded the air horn to start the 10km and 3km races, said: 'A lot of people are here with a poster of their missing loved one, and it's right to display it, show what the charity is for.

Madeleine McCann vanished from her family's Portuguese holiday villa in September 2007

'I think it's always a poignant event coming here because you see all these people with missing shirts on them with posters and you just think this really needs to be out there. We all need to be together, we are all a big family.

'It (Missing People) is an absolute lifeline. Both for people who are missing, but most importantly the families of the thousands of people who are missing. Most people you talk to of course don't know what it's like to have a family member missing.

'I regularly meet other people with missing members of their family, and it's just being able to be together in the knowledge we all talk the same language.

'Even if Claudia is found I will still be here for the sake of other people and the sake of the charity.'

Mrs Elias, from south Wales, said the charity also offered vital support for the family, having battled for nearly two decades not knowing what happened to her brother.

She said: 'My brother Richard has been missing for 20 years next year, so it is an especially poignant time for us.

'We're in exactly the same position now as we were 19 years ago, and we still have absolutely no information as to his fate. That is such a difficult thing, living with that constant uncertainty.

'We keep going through the support of the charity.'

And she said she was unable to listen to the music of her brother, who vanished when the Manics were beginning to attract international airplay in February 1995.

She said: 'I don't listen to the Manics records, I do find that too difficult.'

 
The McCanns had special t-shirts with a photograph of their missing daughter Madeleine on the back

The McCanns had special t-shirts with a photograph of their missing daughter Madeleine on the back

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Anybody running the race with children could use a special 1km course

 

Anybody running the race with children could use a special 1km course

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Around 500 people took part in yesterday's races, with starters including the McCanns. Children could complete a 1km course.

Jo Youle, Missing People chief executive, said: 'We're all here in solidarity with other families facing unimaginable heartache when someone goes missing.

'But also today is a day of hope. It is so important to keep the search alive and know that one day their lovely, special person could be back with them.

'We have some families today who were here last year, and that's hard to think that they've had to face another year without knowing.

'But I think there is some comfort in families being here together in solidarity.'

The event is part of May's 'forget me not' month campaign. It has just launched a Child Rescue Alert service, encouraging people to sign up to missing children notices from police.

Organisers say the service will be used for only those children suspected of being in serious danger. For more information visit childrescuealert.org.uk.

To support families of missing people, donate £3 by texting HOPE to 70707.

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Transcript of video/screenshots

Kate McCann

The McCanns were among 500 people who took part in the 10km charity run

The McCanns were among 500 people who took part in the 10km charity run

The McCanns were among 500 people who took part in the 10km charity run

By Nigel Moore

Peter Lawrence: Yes, I'm, errr... one of the family representatives of, errr... Missing People, errr... So, we each have a county to look after, errr... and I'm here in that capacity and also, of course, because my daughter Claudia's been missing for five years now.

Yes, Claudia's sister Ali is, errr... running the 10k race, so she's out there at the moment and, errr... good luck to her - I'm sure she'll get round. She wants to be round in less than an hour, so we'll see.

Yes, the charity Missing People unfortunately not well enough known. More people are getting to know it, errr... it's just an absolute lifeline, that's... they say on the back of today's running shirts, errm... that those people who are missing, errr... who are able to ring the charity if they don't want to contact family directly but most importantly to all the families, errr... of the thousands of people who are missing, errr... it.... it's just knowing that they're there and that it's people who understand because most people you talk to, of course, don't understand what it's like to have a family member missing.

Tweet for lost children, 24 May 2014
Tweet for lost children The Sun (paper edition, page 2)

 
Tweet for lost children - The Sun, 24 May 2014 (paper edition, page 2)

Saturday, 24 May, 2014

A CHARITY is appealing for help from Twitter users to find lost children like Madeleine McCann.

From midnight, Missing People will post a Twitter appeal for a missing youngster every half hour and it wants Brits to retweet them.

To boost the Big Tweet, The Sun will donate £10,000 if retweets reach 50,000. To get involved visit missingpeople.org/BigTweet. Gerry and Kate McCann promoted the cause on a charity run in South London last weekend, far left. Three-year-old Madeleine, left, vanished in the Algarve, Portugal, in 2007.

Lost kids...keep on tweeting, 25 May 2014
Lost kids...keep on tweeting The Sun (paper edition, page 2)

Lost kids...keep on tweeting - The Sun, 25 May 2014 (paper edition, page 2)

Sunday, 25 May, 2014

DAVID Cameron is tweeting to help find missing children - and is urging Sun readers to join in too.

The PM is taking part in The Big Tweet, where throughout today the charity Missing People will post a Twitter appeal for a missing youngster every 30 minutes.

It wants people to retweet them - and The Sun has pledged to donate £10,000 if the retweets reach 50,000.

The Big Tweet is also backed by Gerry and Kate McCann, above, and a host of celebrity Twitter fans.

TO get involved in The Big Tweet sign up for reminders at www.missingpeople.org.uk/BigTweet, and by retweeting our appeals using #TheBigTweet on the day. You can support Missing People by texting HOPE to 70707 now and give £3 to Missing People. Your gift could help bring a missing child home. Text costs £3 plus network charge.

The Big Tweet: Madeleine McCann, 25 May 2014
The Big Tweet: Madeleine McCann Missing People/Twitter

 
The Big Tweet: Madeleine, 25 May 2014

 
The Big Tweet: Madeleine, 25 May 2014

6:58 PM - 25 May 2014

Missing People @missingpeople
Madeleine #McCann has been missing since 2007. RT + help us find her #TheBigTweet ow.ly/xeo21

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Tweet linked to Missing People profile of Madeleine:

 
The Big Tweet: Madeleine, 25 May 2014

Madeleine McCann

Madeleine has bluey-green eyes and her right eye is distinctive as the pupil runs into the iris. The second image is her age-progressed to 9 years old. If you think you can help the search please call Missing People. Call. Text. Anytime. Free. Confidential. 116000
  • Age at disappearance: 3
  • Missing Since: 03-May-2007
  • Missing from: Praia da Luz, Portugal
  • Reference No: 07-008774

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