Subway and national charity Heart Research UK have joined forces to bring the Subway Helping Hearts Family 5K series bouncing back to London next month. Families in the London region can join in the fun at Hackney Marshes on Sunday 14 August and all ages and levels of running ability are invited to participate.
This will be the fourth great year of this popular series, which is part of the Subway brand’s efforts to encourage families to live healthier and more active lifestyles together.
The 5K series takes a twist on traditional runs by including the “Field of Fresh” challenge for the last 500m before the finish line. Participants are encouraged to tackle the giant inflatable course, inspired by the Subway menu, which has been designed to appeal to kids (and big kids!). Those not wishing to bounce through to the finish line can follow the standard 5k route.
Each event will have a Family Village open from 10:30am to 2pm (race time is 12-noon). This Family Village includes face-painting, music, more inflatable fun for children and fun and games for the whole family to enjoy.
Children under-12 can participate for free and it’s just £7 for all other entrants in advance online. All participants will receive a T-Shirt, Subway lunch, a finisher’s medal and access to the Family Village. All funds raised will be donated directly to Heart Research UK and the Subway Healthy Heart grant scheme, an initiative providing up to £10,000 to local projects that actively promote heart health in the community. More than £700,000 has been raised to date.
Lucy Dee, national marketing director for Subway said about the series return: “It is fantastic news to announce that the Subway Helping Hearts Family 5k series has returned for 2016. As a brand we remain committed to encouraging families to get active together and the family 5k events provide the perfect opportunity for them to do so.”
You can register now at the Subway Helping Hearts website.