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Two charity events entered

I've been wanting to enter a 5K charity race for a while, as the last one I entered I had to pull out of due to injury.

I had an email from Bromley Mencap telling me about a 5K race in Regents Park, London, in which there will be 1500 runners dressed as Superheroes. I am a registered childminder and I'm on the Mencap childminding network, giving parents a much needed break by looking after their child with special needs for a few hours each month. Funds are always needed for this charity, to pay for childminders, training and events throughout the year for the children. I've posted off my registration this morning, the event is on May 19th.

I've also been considering entering a 10k as I've been increasing my distance lately (managed 9K yesterday) and received details of a 10k at Bedgebury Forest, on June 8th raising funds for MacMillan Cancer Support. So I've just registered for this too.

After Yesterday's long run I'm a bit achy today, so my next run tomorrow (or maybe Thursday) will be a slow steady 5k, Parkrun on Saturday and next week I'm going to start B210K with Samantha Murphy.

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Bedgebury forest is one that I've been looking at too. I might join you!

I love the idea of doing something fun (i.e. running) and raising money for charity at the same time.

Everyone should have a look at Race for Life events too. They are such fun and inspiring and you can run or walk them, so suitable for all levels.


Good for you signing up for the two charity runs.

I'm registered to run the Glenlivet 10K for Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland. The previous 10K I ran for was CHSS too and I think I remember reading they made £10,000 from the event and this was a new event.


Just to clarify, I don't mean I ran the event using one of the 'charity places' (like they had in the big, over-subscribed events), but the races themselves are organised by CHSS. I did not ask for sponsorship, but the registration fee does to the charity.


I've agreed to raise £100 pounds and started a JustGiving page today, hubby has given £10 already and I've posted it up on FaceBook so hopefully I'll raise more.

I've never done a sponsored event before, I've never really liked the idea of asking for money.


I'll lend you my virtual yellow cape if you like, if you're dressing up as a superhero! That sounds like an entertaining run to be a part of! :)


Costume being provided.


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