Last Summer, the #Run5Donate5Nominate5 running challenge went viral, with members of the public running 5K, donating £5 and then nominating a further 5 friends to take on the trend. This social media sensation raised £7million for the NHS COVID-19 appeal through mobilising 1.5 million participants.

What is 5K May

This year, the Run 5 tag 5 trend has evolved into something even bigger, better, and open to all charities! Led by a social media campaign and promoted through press and media announcements, the virtual challenge will span the whole month of May. Members of the public will be asked to complete 5K in whatever way they can – whether it’s run, roll, walk, cycle, swim, skate or even skip – then donate a minimum of £5 to one of the charities that have signed-up, finally nominating five friends to carry on the fundraising train!

How to participate in 5K May for Project Harar

Get started by donating a minimum of £5 to Project Harar via our run for heroes page on Just giving 

Participate for Project Harar

Once you have made you donation and completed your 5K - nominate 5 other people to do the same. It's really that easy! 

Why participate in 5K May for Project Harar?

If you are new to the Project Harar community, or perhaps have been nominated by someone, we thought we'd give you a quick run down of what we do and why you should run 5K May for us.Project Harar is a small but ambitious international charity providing health outreach services in Ethiopia. We work in some of the most disadvantaged and hard to reach communities to provide access to treatment for infants, children and young people born with cleft lip and palate and also more complex facial disfigurements. Project Harar and its extended international volunteer team who specialise in Maxcillofacial and Plastic Surgery work with Yekatit-12 government hospital, Addis Ababa to deliver our Complex Surgical Programme. People come from the most remote areas of Ethiopia with Complex and often life threatening facial disfigurements, including severe burns, large tumours and a Noma - a gangrenous infection found in Sub-Saharan Africa as a result of malnutrition. Even when the international team cannot be there in person, we continue with remote follow up, patients requiring further care continue to be treated at Yekatit-12. People who access this service report to us that they often experience extreme stigma in their community, bullying and if they are of school age, they often miss out on education and the chance to make friends. 


Every 5K May donor (via the link above) will be sent an awesome digital goodie bag once they have donated. The goodie bag contains lots of exciting rewards, including:

  • 15% off Runners Need
  • 50% off HelloFresh
  • £15 free driving credit with Zipcar
  • 20% off Days non-alcoholic drinks
  • 20% off Wild
  • £5 off running socks
  • 15% off Asics 10k

Booking for this event has now closed.