RISE Heroes Run

The RISE Heroes Run will be returning as a virtual event on the 22nd-23rd May 2021 to raise money for our essential domestic abuse services.

RISE Heroes Run

Sunday 23rd May, 2021

At a green, park or pavement near you!

Due to the UK Government’s recent announcement that the limits on social contact are unlikely to be lifted before 21 June, for the safety of participants we are offering the Heroes Run as a virtual event. In order to make the race as accessible to as many people as people, there will only be a 5K race, but this can be run or walked, alone or with members of your family / bubble, in one go or in instalments over the weekend of 22nd – 23rd May.

We'll be sending out Heroes Run medals to all entries after the event weekend has passed to say thank you and well done!

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What is a virtual race?

You can walk or run your 5km over the weekend of 22nd – 23rd May anywhere you like. You can use an app such as Strava to map your distance so you know that you have covered your 5 kilometres. You can either email us your race time or send us a screen shot of your run tracker app, and we will post your Heroes Run medal!


The start/finish of this year's virtual Heroes Run is anywhere you choose. Got a favourite walking or running route? Great. If not, just choose anywhere nearby where you live.

How much does it cost?

The entry fee is £7.50 per person, which will cover the cost of your medal and posting it out, with a small contribution to RISE. When you enter we automatically set up a fundraising page for you as well, and would be so grateful if you would consider asking for sponsorship in order to support our work.

Is RISE losing its funding?

RISE recently lost funding for some of our longest standing services: our women’s refuge and case work in Brighton & Hove. However, we’d like to ensure our clients and supporters that we are still running essential services such as one-to-one therapy, therapeutic survivor groups, the LGBTQ+ refuge, our work with children and families and our community engagement project. But it’s now, more than ever, that we need support to keep offering these to local survivors of domestic abuse and violence.

Dressing up is all part of the fun of RISE Heroes Run. It is optional however. If you and/or the family decide to don a costume, please do post it to Twitter or Facebook and tag @RISEUK!

Have a question?

Get in touch at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing your posts Heroes Run weekend!