5K May for Children Today

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5K May for Children Today

May 2021

Overview: Take part in 5K May for Children Today by taking on the #5KMay challenge…simply run, walk, roll, push or swim 5K, donate £5 to Children Today and nominate others to take part!

When: 1st May-31st May

Where: Wherever you choose

Donation: Suggested donation of £5 or whatever you can afford


We’re joining Run for Heroes and hundreds of other charities in this year’s 5K May challenge and encourage you to take part for Children Today. 

You may remember  the infamous 5km running challenge – Run 5, Donate 5, Nominate 5 – during the first lockdown in 2020? 

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.

Following the 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.

The latest challenge aims to turn the month of May into a celebration of physical activity with the #5kMay campaign. And everyone is invited to take part, whatever your ability!

You can walk, roll, skip or even swim your 5 kilometres if you wish. You may even choose to break your 5 kilometres down into bitesize chunks, all that matters is getting your body moving and raising vital funds for a charity of your choosing – hopefully Children Today!

You can take part on your own or as a group, donate your £5 to Children Today, then nominate friends and family members to complete their own 5km challenge.


To take part in the challenge and donate to Children Today visit: #5KMay for Children Today