FATHER'S Day is fast approaching and Athletics Bendigo is encouraging people to sign up for the Run for Dad fundraiser.
St John of God and Athletics Bendigo will host the event to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and spread awareness.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian men, accounting for 30 per cent of cancers.
Athletics Bendigo spokesman Keigh Macdonald said the event was about encouraging people to live a healthy lifestyle and to have regular visits to the doctor.
The event will take place on September 7 and include a 6.8-kilometre run and a 2.5-kilometre walk.
To register, go to www.athleticsbendigo.org.au