The SUBWAY® brand and Heart Research UK are today announcing they will be hosting Scotland’s first SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K fun run in Strathclyde Park, Motherwell on Sunday 7th July, encouraging Lanarkshire locals to have fun and get active.
The SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K is a series of fundraising events which will see hundreds of families running to raise money for Heart Research UK and the SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grant scheme.
The races are open to the whole family, perfect for novices or those who want to beat a personal best. The events are free for children and £5.99 for adults, and all runners will receive a free T-shirt a free SUBWAY TO GO!™ lunch and a free goody bag. There will be plenty of family-fun activities on offer throughout the day including free face painting, popular family games and photo opportunities with mascots Subman and Hartley. Family and friends are welcome to show their support and cheer on their loved ones at the finish line.
All sponsorship money raised will go towards the Heart Research UK and SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grant scheme which will be used to support communities in the area and encourage locals to lead healthier lifestyles. HRUK and SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grants of up to £10,000 are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in specific groups or communities.
The race follows the successful event that took place in Roundhay Park, Leeds with SUBWAY® Famous Fan and elite gymnast, Louis Smith joining over 300runners at the event. Louis supported hundreds of local families run, stroll and push their way to the finish line of the 5K race to raise money for Heart Research UK. The SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K will then tour the UK heading to Cardiff, Maidstone, Belfast and Manchester.
Manaaz Akhtar, Head of Marketing for the SUBWAY® brand in the UK and Ireland, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Heart Research UK to encourage a better lifestyle for the whole family and raise money for SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grant scheme. We are delighted to bring the race to Lanarkshire to raise money for the local community whilst providing a fun family day out”.
Barbara Harpham, National Director of Heart Research UK said: “It is a pleasure to be working with the SUBWAY® brand to raise money for the community of Lanarkshire. The fun run shows how we’re encouraging families to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle to help them improve their heart-health. While enjoying their day out families will also be raising money for their local community.”
The SUBWAY Helping Hearts™ Family 5K series will be taking place in the following parks throughout the year:
1. Strathclyde Park, Lanarkshire – Sunday 7th July
2. Bute Park, Cardiff – Sunday 11th August
3. Mote Park, Maidstone – Sunday 1st September
4. Ormeau Park, Belfast – Sunday 8th September
5. Heaton Park, Manchester – Sunday 29th September