Laura Harding [voice over]: [Horn sounds for start of race] The parents
of missing Madeleine McCann set off on a charity run.
Kate and Gerry were joined by hundreds of families and friends of other
Kate McCann: Missing people, as a whole, errm... can be forgotten quite
easily. I think because they're not here to be seen, they're not here to
be heard, errm... you know, it's important to... to remind everybody
really, errm... that they are still missing and they need... do need to
be found and the families also need support.
Gerry McCann: I think one of the most important things is speaking to
other families and knowing that all the emotions and feelings that
you're going through are exactly the same as another family and that, I
think, errr... in those who first have a problem knowing that there is a
recovery phase and although you don't think you could ever carry on with
your life that actually, eventually, you know, you start to get some
sort of normality, errm... you... you don't...
Kate McCann: And there's a mutual understanding really, isn't there?
Gerry McCann: Yeah.
Kate McCann: And... and support comes with that; knowing that somebody
else feels what you feel and you can take take advice from each other,
Laura Harding [voice over]: The couple have tirelessly searched for
their young daughter who disappeared from an apartment in Portugal four
Kate McCann: I mean, if I'm honest, I mean, we live with the pain and
anxiety of not having Madeleine in our lives everyday really and that I
don't know if tomorrow will be particularly any worse. Errm... I mean
I've got three children; I'll always have three children and I'll always
been Madeleine's mummy. I guess maybe the difference tomorrow is... I
mean Gerry's mum's here today, and my mum's staying with us looking
after the kids, and I think it is a time maybe where you do stop and
tend to have a meal and bit of time together and it's often when you
stop and start to think really that it... it hits home, so... she'll
certainly be missed... as she is everyday.
Laura Harding [voice over]: The father of missing chef Claudia Lawrence
also joined the McCanns for the event in Regent's Park.
Peter Lawrence: I always say that, errr... it's my work that keeps me
sane and if I didn't have it, errr... I... I would find it more
difficult, errr... it obviously is extremely difficult and it doesn't
get any better, errr... after two years, errr... you still think
everyday 'why isn't Claudia here', you know, we love her so much and she
just disappeared. We had her for thirty five years and the last two
years has just been a nightmare.
Laura Harding [voice over]: Last years inaugral Miles for Missing People
run raised more than £50,000 for the charity