Take On The British Heart Foundation’s MyMarathon Challenge

Take on the British Heart Foundation’s MyMarathon challenge and join the fight against heart disease.

Heart charity challenges the nation to run a marathon in a month this May to fund research

The British Heart Foundation is challenging the nation to run a marathon in a month this May as part of its MyMarathon fundraiser to help fund life saving heart research.

The nation’s heart charity is challenging everyone across the UK to join the fight against heart disease by taking on the 26.2 miles in their own time, at their own pace this May.

You don’t need calves of steel or lungs of iron to run a marathon. Now everyone can go the distance!

With MyMarathon, you can complete the challenge in your own time, whether it’s over 4 hours, 4 days or 4 weeks. Run to work every morning, jog during your lunchbreaks or run laps around the park in the evenings; you decide the place and you decide the pace.

Heart and circulatory disease affects around 7million people in the UK and is responsible for around 155,000 deaths each year – around one person every three minutes.

Every pound raised from MyMarathon will help the BHF fulfil its ambition to fund half a billion pounds of new research in the next five years, to revolutionise and accelerate the fight against heart disease.

Amanda Bringans, Director of Fundraising at the BHF, said: “Heart disease is heartless. It can affect anyone at any age, but it’s only through research that we can help save more lives.

“Running a marathon is no easy feat, but with the MyMarathon challenge you decide the place and the pace, so now everyone can go the distance this May! It’s a great way to get active, have fun and help support our vital work.”

To find out more or to sign up for free to MyMarathon visit www.bhf.org.uk/mymarathon