Each May, tens of thousands of people lace up their shoes in The May 50K to walk, run or move 50km to raise money to help find a cure for MS. Since its inception, The May 50K has raised millions of dollars, now has a global presence, and has helped support essential research while providing hope for people living with MS. The May 50K has exciting features you may already know and love and this year there are some fantastic new additions.
For those who aren’t challenged by 50km, you can up the ante this year by choosing additional distances of 100 or 150km. There is also the option to enter your own distance which enables participants of all abilities to take on the challenge.
The May 50K is an inclusive event where participants have the option to either walk, run or choose the activity which best suits their needs. Some people living with MS may struggle to walk or run long distances, so instead can opt to swim, ride a bike, or even rollerblade.
This year, the official May 50K app was also launched to help participants easily log their kilometres. After logging into the app fundraisers can see their dashboard, achievement badges, track their progress, check their kilometres clocked, and keep a tally of their raised funds.
Fundraising rewards and incentives are new and improved in 2022, with fundraisers being rewarded with complimentary entry into the MS Walk Run + Roll after raising $50, an official impact medal at $100 raised, and an exclusive The May 50K t-shirt at $300 raised. To kick-start fundraising, those who receive or make a donation within 48 hours of registering go into the draw to win one of two JBL Soundbar Speakers valued at $549 (Entries close Tuesday 31 May).
There are over 25,600 Australians living with MS. Help us Kiss Goodbye to MS once and for all and join The May 50K today. Together we can raise more funds for life-changing research, targeting prevention, better treatments, and a cure for MS.
It’s not too late to sign up and leave your limits behind: https://www.themay50k.org/