5K May Challenge
Saturday, May 1, 2021 @ 08:00 – Monday, May 31, 2021 @ 22:00 BST
Join the 5K May Challenge
Take on the 5K challenge to support Burning Nights CRPS Support
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 Burning Nights CRPS Support 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, charities like ours.
“The pandemic has been extremely difficult for everyone including charities like ours. As a small national charity, every pound and penny raised is crucial. Our latest support service currently for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome patients, the counselling service needs funding. £3,600 would enable us to fund another dedicated counsellor to provide life saving sessions. Since the start of the Pandemic, the charity had an increase of 38% of suicide related calls and emails, and an increase of 156% on requests for our support services. If you can roll, swim, dance, skate, run or walk 5K during May, you will be helping to support vulnerable people struggling at a low point in their life.”
You can take part on your own or as a group, donate your £5 to Burning Nights CRPS Support, then nominate 5 friends or family members to complete their own 5km challenge.
Run For Heroes has partnered with a host of charities across the UK for 5kMay, such as Burning Nights CRPS Support, with participants encouraged to consider donating to causes such as Burning Nights CRPS Support after completing their 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 Burning Nights CRPS Support 5K May Challenge now!