We’ve all heard the expression ‘a little goes a long way’ and if the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that the smallest things can make the biggest impact. There’s no better example of that than Run for Heroes, the charity which started the legendary 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.
Following the success of the original fundraiser, EMICS has partnered up with Run For Heroes to bring you their latest challenge: 5KMay.
Throughout the month of May we are encouraging you to get active in the name of charity. It’s all about setting yourself a goal and hitting that 5K target. Even better, your 5K target can be achieved in any format, over as many sessions as you need it to. You can run, walk, cycle, swim, skip, hop, crawl – the options are limitless.
If you feel 5K is an easy target, then feel free to complete as many 5Ks as you want, just remember to donate £5 to your chosen charity for each 5K you complete. If 5K seems like a big target, no need to worry, you can split this distance into smaller targets. It may be you’d prefer to set yourself a target of 1K a day for 5 days. You have the whole of May to complete your challenge, so what’s stopping you?
All that matters is getting your body moving and raising vital funds for a charity of your choosing; a charity we hope will be EMICS.
Having completed your challenge simply nominate 5 friends or family members to complete their own 5k challenges.
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.
Run 5, Donate 5, Nominate 5