50 Day 5 Km Challenge

Our annual 50 day 5km Challenge kicks off every year on the 5th May.


50 DAY 5km CHALLENGE 2018

It's that time of year again when we are preparing for our annual 50 Day 5km Challenge.

This year we have made a few changes to appeal to as many people as possible.

The 3 options are below:

7km for 70 days - starting on Sunday 15th April
5km for 50 days - starting on Sunday 5th May
2.5km for 25 days - starting on Wednesday 30th May

All the same rules apply - walk, run or cycle your chosen amount every day for your chosen days, receive a free t-shirt for signing up, raise a minimum of £50 and 50% of the money you raise goes to any charity/cause of your choosing.

Take part individually or get together with friends, workmates, teammates or take part as a family and get involved in this fun challenge to get fit for the summer!


The annual event, now in its 5th year, has raised nearly £50,000, with approximately £25,000 being distributed to local and national causes such as The Rhys Allan FundAngus Carers CentreMontrose Maternity Unit,Spinal Injuries ScotlandLochside Primary School and Macmillan Cancer Support, amongst many others.  The challenge consists of walking, running, cycling or swimming 5km every day for 50 days, with the allowance of up to 2 days off per week if the individual chooses to do so.  

Are you involved with a group, such as a school, youth group, older adults group, sports team or charity? Please consider entering a team that will provide valuable funds for our charitable activities, and yours! You may even wish to enter a team of family, friends or workmates...or you can sign up individually for a personal challenge that is both satisfying to complete, but also one that supports an improvement in health and wellbeing!

All we ask is that participants raise a minimum of £50, all monies raised is split 50/50 with ourselves and another worthy cause of the challengers choice.

This challenge has been a great success so far and we are hopeful that it will continue to grow in the years to come.  It has already proved effective in raising individuals activity levels, not only during but also following completion of the event.

If you are interested in joining us on the challenge this time around, please contact Gemma at admin@linksparkct.org.uk or call 01674 677582.