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8th February 2023

Superhero Run 2023 - top tips to help you prepare for your fun run


1. Set a fundraising target

All participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship of £35 each, but it would be great to raise as much money as you can – every penny will go towards helping local people facing incurable illness and bereavement. We have a page full of handy fundraising resources such as sponsorship forms to help you get started! 
There is also guidance with quick and easy steps on how to set-up an online fundraising page where your friends and family can sponsor you wherever they are, from any device and the money comes directly to St Helena Hospice.

2. Put in some practise (when you can)

Even though Superhero Run is a fun run, it’s still useful to get practise where you can to prepare for the big day! We recommend setting aside a bit of time whenever possible to train. After all practise makes perfect! 

3. Why not use an app to help track your progress 

There are so many helpful apps to track your fitness progress, run times and routes while you train on the lead up to the event. Apps such as Under Armour, My Fitness Pal and Couch to 5K are free to download on your phone or smart watch and can be a very handy way to track your goals whether you are a beginner or seasoned athlete.

4. Make training fun!

Practising doesn’t mean you have to be stuck to a treadmill. Consider training with a friend or a group – you could even encourage them to sign up too! - and it might be helpful to walk or jog until you gradually build up your distance if needed. *Remember to treat yourself when your reach your fitness goals too!*

5. Pick your favourite superhero costume!

This is the best part! Although it’s not mandatory we encourage everyone to join in the fun on the day and take part in our superhero theme to support our St Helena Hospcie superheroes. Your superhero could be anyone, from a family member, a police officer, a doctor, a firefighter, or even your favourite Marvel or DC Comics character. It’s time to get creative with your costume!


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