Marathon Over May

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Run, jog or walk a marathon over the month of May to help transform young lives. Whatever your ability, age or running experience, this virtual event is one for everyone.

Whether you walk a mile a day, challenge yourself to couch to 5K, or even try and run a marathon in one go – this one is for you!

By taking part in the Marathon Over May you are helping to fight the impact of deprivation on the lives of young people across the UK.

Every mile you cover, every penny raised will ensure Empire Fighting Chance can continue transforming young lives through boxing.

Join Team Empire and use the challenge to look after your body and mind this May, whilst helping to support the youth mental health in the fall out from the pandemic.

Empire Fighting Chance

Empire Fighting Chance was born on the streets of Bristol to help fight the impact of deprivation on the lives of young people. Using a powerful combination of non-contact boxing, mentoring and personal development Empire coaches engage with young people, challenge them, and build relationships to help bring about positive change.

We now support nearly 4,500 young people each year. Our enjoyable and holistic approach transforms how young men and women think and behave. Despite the chronic adversity that they face, young people are returning to school, exiting gangs, finding employment and feeling healthier and happier. More widely, we are persuading policy makers and practitioners to use sports-based interventions within deprived neighbourhoods to tackle issues faced by young people.