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Superhero Run

Be Our Hero! Celebrating 70 years of the NHS. Join in this fun run and make a difference to the hospital

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s YOU dressed as Catwoman/Superman running 5K or 10K to raise money for your chosen department at the Royal Free, Barnet or Chase Farm Hospitals. Invite Thor and the Green Lantern to get a team going.

We are looking for heroes to sign up and help make today feel better for patients. You can walk or run in support of one of our hospitals or department, just quote the area you are supporting on your fundraising page. This is a great family and team event so why not sign up and start building your team today! Be part of celebrating 70 year of the NHS and do something to make a difference to patients and staff.

The Superhero Run is a truly wonderful summer event which the whole family can enjoy! The picturesque route is pram and wheelchair friendly and the flat paths make it perfect for beginners or those runners looking for a chance to beat their personal best! Free costumes will be provided on the day so don’t forget to grab yours so you can transform into Supergirl or Batman in a Flash. Alternatively, feel free to bring your own costume – the Incredible Hulk and Wonder Woman are welcome too! There will be a fancy dress competition for adults, children and even dogs, so if you want to be creative then leave the black cape at home and pull on your own colourful creation for a chance to win a prize.

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Key Info

Date: Sunday 13 May 2018

Location: Regent's Park, London

Registration Fee: £25 (includes superhero costume)

Registration Deadline: 10  May 2018

Set up Your Fundraising Page: justgiving.com/royalfree

Share Your Progress with us on Twitter: @RoyalFreeChty

Further Info

When and where?
The 2018 Do it for Charity Superhero Run will take place on Sunday 13 May in London’s Regent’s Park. This parkland venue offers a perfect setting for you to enjoy your run on behalf of Royal Free Charity! Costume collection will be from 9:45am with the run due to start from approximately 11:00am.

How fit do I need to be?
Hundreds of thousands of people take part in 5K and 10K runs every year - many of them for the first time. It's therefore perfectly achievable for the 'average' person to take part in this event but in order to maximise your enjoyment we do recommend you do some training!
Check out the Do It For Charity Fitness Pages and the Royal Free Charity Recreation Club

What kit will I need?
Running is one of those great sports where you won't need lots of expensive equipment. A good pair of running shoes should last for around 500 miles which is 8 months on an average 15 miles/week training schedule.
Check out the Do It For Charity Kit Advice

Timetable on the day

  • Registration: from 9.45am (Collect your costume if you do not have your own)
  • Children's superhero fun run 10.30am
  • Costume competition 10.45am
  • Run starts 11am (5K or 10K same start point)

Fundraising tips

How can I fundraise?
The important thing is to let everyone know about the great cause you are fundraising for and to enjoy yourself! Begin by setting up an online donation page and  ask everyone you know to donate – the more people you ask, the more you will raise! 

If you would prefer to fundraise through involving others here are some ideas to start you off:

  • Host a dinner night/coffee morning and charge guests for a delicious home cooked meal or tea and cake
  • Host your own pub quiz or bingo night
  • Dig out your unwanted treasures and organise a car boot or jumble sale
  • Organise a games night and invite friends over, charging for an evening of fun and games!

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