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5K May: Join Us For Run For Heroes New Charity Challenge

26 April 2021

Run, walk, dance or roll for the Foundation 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 infamous 5km running challenge - Run 5, Donate 5, Nominate 5 - during the first lockdown. What started as a plan to raise £5,000 for NHS charities at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic went completely viral on social media, becoming a major 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. After the success of the original fundraiser, the nation is once again being encouraged to get active in the name of charity as lockdown restrictions continue to ease. Run for Heroes is launching its latest challenge by turning the month of May into a celebration of physical activity with their 5kMay campaign. Everyone is invited to take part, including My Name’5 Doddie Foundation supporters. 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.

Run For Heroes has partnered with a host of charities across the UK for 5kMay, such as My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, with participants encouraged to consider donating to causes such as the Foundation after completing their challenge.

Jill Douglas, CEO of My Name’5 Doddie Foundation said: "We are delighted to be involved in 5K May, and I will certainly be pulling on my running shoes and enjoying some exercise to improve my fitness and support the Foundation. The Run For Heroes initiative has been so successful and captured the imagination of thousands of people when it was launched last year - to see it now develop into a platform to support dozens of charities is fantastic and I hope everyone who signs up has some fun, while helping charities like My Name'5 Doddie Foundation through the month of May."

You can take part on your own or as a group, donate your £5 to My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, then nominate 5 friends or family members to complete their own 5km challenge.

With famous faces like Mo Farah, Ellie Goulding and even Prime Minister Boris Johnson backing previous Run For Heroes challenges, you may even spot a celebrity while out on your 5kMay journey.

Sign up to the challenge at www.runforheroes.org.uk now!

5K May: Join Us For Run For Heroes New Charity Challenge

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