The British Heart Foundation is the UK’s number one heart charity. They are pretty much a household name, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need our help. This month they are hosting the London Runs, so if you’re in London in May, get active and help save lives.
Coronary heart disease is the single biggest killer in the United Kingdom, but the British Heart Foundation is leading the fight against it. Founded in 1961 by a group of medical professionals, their pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. Their work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are helping to change the face of the UK’s fight against heart disease.
But there’s no reason you have to leave all the work to the experts – there is something you can do to help, while getting your heart pumping as well. This month sees two runs for the BHF – the Tower of London Run and the Canary Wharf Jog.
Tower of London Run
This run takes place on Wednesday 8 May 2013 and offers the unique opportunity to actually go down into the moat of the Tower of London. Choose from distances between 5 and 10km, set your own pace and experience this incredible event with your friends, family or colleagues. Back for its 35th year, this is an event not to be missed, giving runners the unique opportunity to run around a world heritage site. The 1km route is all on grass and although mainly flat can be slightly uneven in parts.
Canary Wharf Jog
Join the fun after work on Wednesday 22 May 2012 for the famous Canary Wharf Jog. It’s your opportunity to take part in our only free event, right in the heart of the Docklands. Join us for the warm up and then run, walk or jog as many laps as you like up to 10km. This hugely popular and unique street run around the famous towers of Canary Wharf is a great way to end your working day.
Online registration for adult participants will be open until Friday 3 May 2013 for the Tower of London Run and until Friday 17 May for the Canary Wharf Jog. For a children’s or postal registration form for either event, please email [email protected] or phone 0845 130 8663. There are no age restrictions, although all children aged 16 or under must be accompanied by adult aged 18 or over at all times. Entry fees for the Tower of London Run are £12 in advance for adults and £6 for children or of you pay on the day in £20 for adults and £10 for children, and the entry for the Canary Wharf Jog is free!
The vision of the BHF is a world where people don’t die prematurely from heart disease. They will continue the fight through their pioneering heart research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.
Their research is powered by your support. Every pound raised, every minute of your time and every donation to their shops will help make a massive difference to people’s lives.
Brought to you by the British Heart Foundation.