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Join the 5×50 challenge for charity

Written by Fiona March 07 2013

If you read my blog last year, I encouraged as many people as possible to sign up to the 5×50 Challenge. In 2013 it’s back – and organisers want it to be bigger so they can raise more cash for charity.

2013 5x50The aim of the 5×50 challenge, from March 31 to May 19, is to walk, run, cycle or do any kind of activity for 5k or 30 minutes each day for 50 consecutive days. In doing so, participants will also raise funds for Comic Relief – and become a whole lot fitter.

Last year’s inaugural challenge included more than 5000 sign ups from across 43 countries, raising a total of more than £64,000 for charity. In 2013, let’s try to double the number of challengers and raise even more charity money.

So what you do you have to do in the 5×50?

Are you a keen keep-fitter looking for your next challenge.? Or a couch potato looking for the motivation to get up and get fit? Or someone who likes to do their bit for charity each year?

To take part in this challenge, simply go to the 5×50 website and register. Your registration fee, in the main, will go directly to Comic Relief. After registration you can choose to continue raising funds for any charity of your choice, or simply take part. You can register a team or as an individual to take part in the 5×50 Challenge.

Many big names are supporting the 5×50 including former top runners Dame Kelly Holmes  and Sally Gunnell, Paralympian medal winner Karen Darke and adventurer Mark Beaumont.

There’s also a great team behind this challenge; people who are keen to motivate others to get fitter and raise money for Comic Relief.

Go on, join the 5×50 Challenge.

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