We are excited to announce that WLZ is partnering with Run For Heroes this May for a new charity challenge!

5K May is all about getting out and feeling good while doing it. You can do your 5K anywhere, anytime and with anyone. You can run, roll, walk, cycle, swim or hop if you want to... and can choose to donate your £5 to a charity of your choice. Everyone is invited to take part, and we would love for you to get involved to support WLZ!

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Run for Heroes is best known for their 5K 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 viral on social media, becoming a major fitness motivation and fundraising tool for more than a million people. Since its 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.

You can take part on your own or as a group and donate your £5 to West London Zone here. Then all that's left is to 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.

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.

Don’t forget to tag @westlondonzone and @run.for.heroes in your photos and use the #5kMay hashtag!