If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that the smallest things can make the biggest impact and there’s no better example of that than Run for Heroes.
That’s the charity which started the 5k running challenge – Run 5, Donate 5, Nominate 5 – during the first lockdown.
This May we are inviting all of our supporters and friends to take part and support Cerebral Palsy Sport.
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.
After the success of the original fundraiser, the nation is once again being encouraged to get active for their chosen charity as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.
We want people to take part for Cerebral Palsy Sport and help us to get more people with cerebral palsy back to sport and activity as lockdown eases. Disabled people have been disproportionately affected by Covid -19 and this is the support we need to help give people with cp more opportunities.
As the name suggests, it’s all about getting fit and hitting that 5km target. It’s not just about running though – you could walk, roll, skip or even swim your 5 kilometers if you wish! All that matters is getting your body moving and raising vital funds for a charity of your choosing.
You can take part on your own or as a group, donate your £5 then nominate 5 friends or family members to complete their own 5km challenge.
With famous faces like Mo Farah and Ellie Goulding backing previous Run For Heroes challenges, you may even spot a celebrity while out on your 5kMay journey.
Find out more about the challenge and rewards at www.runforheroes.org.uk