GLASGOW, Scotland, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
An annual 50-day fitness challenge has become five times easier to join in 2015.
With five different ways to take part the 5x50 challenge aims to encourage thousands more to sign up and get active from March 29 to May 17.
Launched in 2012, the 5x50 Challenge called on people to do 5km or 30 minutes of exercise every day for 50 consecutive days.
Now in its fourth year, the challenge has five access points to achieve the 50-day goal.
Challengers can choose one of these activity levels:
- The movers: complete 5k distance by walking, jogging, running, cycling, rowing etc for 50 days
- The added extras: complete minimum 30 minutes of any activity/exercise e.g. yoga, weight training, exercise class etc for 50 days
- The pairs: split it and cover 5k for 50 days between two
- The teams: 5 person team, 1km each per day for 50 days by walking, jogging, running, cycling, rowing, swimming etc.
- The builders: build from 5 to 50 minutes of activity by the end of the challenge.
Five charities in 2015
In 2015, 5x50, will raise funds for five charity partners including MacMillan Cancer Support and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
What is the 5x50?
Aimed at people of all ages, from across the world, this year's 5x50 Challenge starts on Sunday, March 29 and completes May 17.
Since 2012 the Challenge has had over 15,000 entrants, raising £210,000 for various charities.
Backed by all UK Chief Medical Officers, 5x50 is also supported by organisations and famous names, committed to healthier lifestyles for everyone.
Dr Andrew Murray, Ultra Runner, a promoter of physical activity at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, says: "If everyone were to take part in the 5×50 challenge, it would increase happiness and health."
"Regular exercise improves life expectancy - and can help prevent and treat many illnesses. 5×50 has made a difference to so many people, so sign up today and be a part of it."
Raymond Wallace, 5x50 Co-Founder says: "The Challenge started off in Scotland as a personal challenge in 2012, to run 5k every day for 50 days.
"Habits form after 21 days, committing to a 50 days challenge, makes it much easier for participants to continue beyond the end of the challenge into a new way of life."
Sign up to the 5X50 Challenge at http://www.5x50.org
Also see http://www.facebook.com/5x50challenge and twitter.com/5x50challenge
For further details and more photos please contact Kelly Mason at Kelly@5x50.co.uk
SOURCE 5x50 Challenge