Why not make a difference in someone’s life by running for charity? The Canary Wharf Jog in Canada Square Park, London provides a wonderful opportunity for you to do just that. The exercise will be good for your own heart health while raising money for the British Heart Foundation, which does extensive work in researching heart disease and raising awareness in an effort to prevent it.
This spring it all takes place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Open registration starts at 4:30 p.m. Advance registration online is free but may be closed due to an overwhelming response of supporters.
Things start getting under way just after 6:00 pm, when you can start warming up while listening to important safety instructions. The running for charity event officially begins at 6:30pm and goes until 8:30pm. During that time you can run, jog or walk laps around the Wharf. The route is 1.6 kilometers in distance and you can repeat the course up to six times, as you cannot go over 10 kilometres.
Your help is needed - Despite our increased knowledge and awareness of health issues, and despite the ever-advancing progress in technology, heart disease continues to be the number one cause of death in the United Kingdom. By participating in the Canary Wharf Jog, you will help the British Heart Foundation continue its vital research on the disease and help fund the cost of medical equipment needed to perform surgeries and other procedures that can help save lives.
You will enjoy it - In addition, as the event takes place by the beautiful London Docklands, you can enjoy the beautiful views and admire the tall towers at sundown while simultaneously running for charity. You can invite your friends and co-workers to join you and enhance the experience. The more the merrier and with more people running, more money is being raised and more lives are being saved. You will simply feel good, not only because you’ll be getting an endorphin high from the physical exercise, but because you will find it rewarding knowing you are doing something valuable to help in the fight against heart disease.
Besides the fact that you’ll get good exercise and feel great for being involved in a worthwhile cause, you will receive some gifts for participating in the event, including:
- A welcome gift pack
- T-shirt celebrating the event
- A medal for finishing
- Certificate of thanks
It would be a shame to miss out on such an important cause and a wonderful experience to boot.
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