Take on the British Heart Foundation’s MyMarathon challenge and join the fight against heart disease

Heart charity challenges everyone in South West to run a marathon in a month this May to fund research

British Heart Foundation MyMarathon ChallengeThe British Heart Foundation is challenging everyone in the South West to run a marathon in a month this May as part of its brand new fundraiser MyMarathon to help fund life saving heart research.

The nation’s heart charity is challenging everyone in the area to join the fight against heart disease by taking on the 26.2 miles in their own time, at their own pace this May.

You don’t need calves of steel or lungs of iron to run a marathon. Now everyone can go the distance!

With MyMarathon, you can complete the challenge in your own time, whether it’s over 4 hours, 4 days or 4 weeks. Run to work every morning, jog during your lunchbreaks or run laps around the park in the evenings; you decide the place and you decide the pace.

Heart and circulatory disease affects almost 669,000 people in the South West and is responsible for over 15,000 deaths each year.

Every pound raised from MyMarathon will help the BHF fulfil its ambition to fund half a billion pounds of new research in the next five years, to revolutionise and accelerate the fight against heart disease.

Clare Cassidy, BHF Head of Community Fundraising in the South, said: “Heart disease is heartless. It can affect anyone at any age, but it’s only through research that we can help save more lives.

“Running a marathon is no easy feat, but with the MyMarathon challenge you decide the place and the pace, so now everyone can go the distance this May! It’s a great way to get active, have fun and help support our vital work so we’re asking everyone in the South West to get involved.”

To find out more or to sign up for free to MyMarathon visit www.bhf.org.uk/mymarathon

About the BHF

British Heart FoundationCoronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer. For over 50 years we’ve pioneered research that’s transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. Our work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease. But so many people still need our help. From babies born with life-threatening heart problems to the many Mums, Dads and Grandparents who survive a heart attack and endure the daily battles of heart failure. Join our fight for every heartbeat in the UK. Every pound raised, minute of your time and donation to our shops will help make a difference to people’s lives.