Virtual 5km Race – Put your back into it!

Hello everyone!!


As you have probably seen in my SM by now, my blogger friend Andreea from Penny Plain Fit and I are organizing a donation based virtual 5km race and 100% of the profits will go to Spinal Research. Yes, you ‘ve heard them before, these are the nice people who fund my dreams … erm I meant my PhD 😉

SO, off the couch we go and let’s all run together and raise some money for all the good scientists to fight back and win against paralysis!


How does it work?

Register today and we’ll send you your race pack. Then all you have to do is run (walk or jog  or crawl 😉 ) the 5k (or any other distance really!) anytime you want during the whole month of October. We will also send you an email with a few training tips.

We encourage you to make it a fun day out with family or friends and take lots of pictures. And then share them with all of us 🙂


How much does it cost?

It’s donation based and we recommend a minimum of £8, but it’s really up to you. For donations under £20, the race pack will contain a t-shirt and your medal. For donations over £20, we will also send you a water bottle.

Get social

If you want to share your training or your run with us, please do. If you’re posting on Instagram, tag us (@pennyplainfit, @taleoftworuns, @spinalresearch) and use #teamSpinal and #LTR4Spinal as hashtags. We’re also on Twitter with the same names and we encourage you to join our Facebook event to see how others are doing too! And please tell your friends about the run. We would also appreciate any mentions in a blog post if you’re a blogger too.

For anyone who isn’t familiar with the work of Spinal research 😉

We’re supporting Spinal Research, the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop effective treatments for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. Every year 1,000 people in the UK and Ireland are paralyzed following an injury to their spinal cord. Spinal Research raises money to fund research into clinical treatments as well as vital scientific research such as clinical tools to better understand the injury caused, and for the devastating effects on daily living such as breathing, hand movement, and bladder and bowel control. Thanks to the innovative research we have funded, many experimental treatments, including those to restore movement and feeling, have had positive effects on spinal cord injury in the research laboratory. This medical research will not only benefit people with a spinal cord injury but also advance treatments for multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke, dementia and motor neurone disease. Read more at



Trust me when I tell you this is worth it! I am one of those people who their work benefits from people’s donations! We really do try our best to work hard and really beat paralysis!!

I can not wait to “run along” all of you next month!


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