During the month of May, we’ve teamed up with the creators of the 5k lockdown challenge, Run For Heroes, to bring you #5kMay!
Participate in a 5k during May and donate £5 to University Hospitals Birmingham Charity!
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 University Hospitals Birmingham Charity's 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.
How to take part?
Anytime between 1st - 31st May, participate in a 5k (run, roll, walk, cycle, hop, socially distanced of course!)
Donate £5 to charity here,
Nominate 5 of your friends to take part too, remembering to tag us @uhbcharity on Twitter and Instagram or @University Hospitals Birmingham Charity on Facebook so we can share!
Once you’ve donated £5 you’ll unlock a goodie bag packed full of rewards and treats from some epic brands!
Get involved as a team!
Why not mobilise your school, colleagues or sports club to get involved too? It’s the perfect opportunity to get a group together (virtually of course) and encourage them to take part in a 5k too!
You’re one step closer to doing good, by giving back and keeping fit!
If you’d like to get involved in 5KMay, either by yourself or with a team, sign up for the event here.