Want to get active in 2017? Set yourself the FTCT super hero challenge.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Fundraising

Looking to get more active in 2017? super hero shoesYou’re not alone. Getting active was 2015′s most popular resolution, followed closely by save more, spend less.

With the Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust and Do it for Charity’s Super hero 5k run you can combine the two and actually keep your New Year’s resolution – until May at least!


About the super hero challenge

The Super Hero run takes place on Sunday 14th May 2017 in Regent’s Park, London.

The spirit of the event is ‘taking part’ not ‘winning’- no marathon training required! You can walk, run or jog your way around the 5k or 10k course options! Super mums and dads with buggies and wheelchair entrants are also welcome, as are children over the age of eight.

How your sponsorship will help

The Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust is a charity which provides grants to children whose parents work in the UK fashion or textile industry. The grants provide practical support to families who are experiencing challenging or unexpected circumstances. For example, if you raise £150, this could go towards funding school uniform for a child, making their first day a school a comfortable experience or maybe towards specialist therapy sessions for another child.  

You would need to sign up as an individual or join family, friends or colleagues and promise to raise £100 each. Each runner will receive a FREE Super hero costume and take part in an amazing fun day out, and run alongside thousands of other ‘Batmen’ and ‘Wonder Women’.

To grab your place on the super hero team, email Janet today on admin@ftct.org.uk

To get inspired, check out last year’s photos – they’re great!

Super Hero Run 2015

Getting started

Once signed up, all you need to do is couch to 5 ksome gentle preparation. Check out the NHS Couch to 5K, if you are new to running. The website has a podcast you can download each week of your 5k training programme – from baby steps to big strides and before you know it you’ll be ready for your 5k run.  If you really want to challenge yourself, you can take on a 10k run and follow the 5k+ training guide on the NHS website.

To grab your place on the super hero team, email Janet today on admin@ftct.org.uk

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