If you’ve always thought about running for charity, 2017 could be your year! Take on a 5K for Little Hearts Matter and make a difference for children with half a working heart.

Charity places

Little Hearts Matter has guaranteed charity places in the events below. There is a minimum sponsorship target of £50 for 5K runs and we will be there with you every step of the way to help you reach your target.

Run for LHM and we will:

  • Provide you with your very own LHM running vest
  • Assist you with your training
  • Help you smash your fundraising target with LHM fundraising resources and advice

London Supernova 5K 2017

1 April 2017, 19:00 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

Expect to be swept away on a distinctly magical experience as dusk falls on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London! No stress, no time limits – just friends and family spending an evening together doing something a little different but a lot of fun. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged for this beautiful, lit-up 5K where the whole family can take part together.

Little Hearts Matter has charity places in this 5K and we would love you to join our team! Follow the link to the right to apply and we’ll be in touch soon to confirm your place. You can also contact us if you have any questions.

Bournemouth Supernova 5K 2017

7 October 2017, 19:00 Bournemouth

Take the beautiful and iconic venue of the Bournemouth Pier, wait until dusk, get the family together (and we mean everyone – grandparents, uncles, aunties, parents, kids, friends!), dig out the flourescent clothing and grab everything and anything that glows or flashes for the Supernova 5K.

Little Hearts Matter has charity places in this event and we would love you to be part of our team! Apply by following the link to the right and we’ll be in touch soon to confirm your place, or you can contact us for more information.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 5K 2017

27 May 2017 Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival 5K is a great start to your running journey and a chance to be part of the biggest running festival in Scotland. The route offers stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and panoramic views of the city.

Little Hearts Matter has charity places in this run and we would love you to be part of our team! Apply by following the link to the right and we’ll be in touch to confirm your place soon, or you can contact us for more information.

Choose your own event

Can’t see a run you like, or want to take part in an event local to you? You can still fundraise for LHM! Choose any run you like, apply for your place directly with the organisers and then let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and support your fundraising.

There is no minimum sponsorship target for own place runners, just raise as much as you can!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

 

Great North 5K 2017

9 September 2017 Newcastle

Runners start on the Newcastle side of the River Tyne and follow a scenic route over two of the Quayside’s 7 bridges, the Swing Bridge and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Make a day of it and soak up the atmosphere from the 5K, Junior and Mini events, the Pasta Party and the Great North City Games. Follow the link to the right to find out more or apply for your own place.

If you sign up for the Great North 5K, be sure to let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and send you our fundraising pack.

Great South Run 5K 2017

21 October 2017 Southsea

An undoubted attraction of the Great South Run 5K is the fact that there is not a hill in sight! This great course is perfect for first-time runners with an almost perfectly flat course and lovely views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Follow the link to the right to find out more or apply for your own place.

If you get your own place in the Great South 5K, be sure to let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and send you our fundraising pack.

Color Runs 2017

11 June 2017 - 23 September 2017 London, Manchester and Brighton

Join the happiest 5K on the planet! Color Run will be in London, Manchester and Brighton in 2017 – follow the link to the right for more information.

Thousands of Color Runners start the day in a white t-shirt, getting covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colours at five stations around the course. Oh and did we mention you don’t even have to run? You can choose to walk, skip or dance your way around if you feel like it. It’s all about the fun and what gives you the biggest smiles!

If you sign up for your local Color Run, be sure to let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and send you our fundraising pack.

Parkrun 2017

1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017 UK-wide

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs all around the UK. These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and people of every ability and all ages are encouraged to to take part; from those taking their first steps in running right through to budding Olympians. Follow the link to the right to find out more about what’s happening in your area.

If you decide to take part in your local Parkrun and want to fundraise for Little Hearts Matter, be sure to let us know so we can cheer you on through your training and send you our fundraising pack.

Dog Jog 2017

1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017 UK-wide

Have a bark in the park with Dog Jog for Little Hearts Matter in 2017! Taking place from July – October with locations throughout the UK, Dog Jogs are unique 5K jogging events for you and your canine companion to get fit and have fun, where each event offers a relaxed atmosphere with no times and no pressure. To find out more or sign up, follow the link to the right.

If you sign up for Dog Jog, be sure to let us know so we can cheer you on throughout your training and send you our fundraising pack.