Gordon Ramsay, Chris O’Dowd, Pixie Lott and Dawn Porter are among the celebrities to join a new charity challenge this May.
Run for heroes started the 5k run challenge – run 5, donation 5, nomination 5 – during the first suspension – and bring it back next month.
What began as a plan to raise £ 5,000 for NHS charities at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic went viral on social media and became a key fitness motivation and fundraising tool for more than a million people.
Since its humble beginnings in 2020, Run For Heroes has raised more than £ 7 million for NHS charities, and founder Olivia Strong has been awarded an MBE.
Following the success of the original fundraiser, the nation is again encouraged to take action on behalf of the charity as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.
Run for Heroes is kicking off its latest challenge by turning the month of May into a celebration of physical activity with its 5kMay campaign.
As the name suggests, it’s about getting fit and reaching the 5 km long goal. It’s not just about running though – you can run, roll, skip, or even swim your 5 kilometers if you want! All that matters is getting your body moving and raising vital funds for a charity of your choice.
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Olivia Strong MBE, Founder of Run For Heroes, said, “After the success of the original 5K challenge, we’d like to encourage everyone to take action and raise funds for their favorite charities as lockdown restrictions wear off. At Run For Heroes, we are big believers in the incredible benefits of fresh air and exercise for our mental wellbeing. We hope the nation will reunite and support itself on May 5th. “
You can participate alone or as a group, donate your £ 5 to a charity of your choice, then nominate 5 friends or family members to complete their own 5K challenge.
With famous faces like Mo Farah, Ellie Goulding, and even Prime Minister Boris Johnson supporting previous Run For Heroes challenges, you might even spot a celebrity on your 3-mile journey.
This year, keep your eyes peeled for Gordon Ramsay, Chris O’Dowd, Pixie Lott, Dawn Porter, James McVey, Andy Jordan and Hannah Cockroft, all of whom are behind 5kMay.
Run For Heroes has also partnered with a number of other charities for 5kMay including Macmillan Cancer Support, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Choose Love, Mental Health UK, the British Heart Foundation and NHS Charities Together.
By attending 5k May, you can support one of the partner charities or make a £ 5 donation to other people you care about.
JustGiving, HelloFresh, and Zipcar have also partnered with Run For Heroes to support 5kMay.
Sign up for the challenge www.runforheroes.org.uk now!