What is The May 50K?
The May 50K is a community fitness and fundraising challenge for MS International Federation and partnering charities including: MS Ireland, The UK MS Society , The MS Society of Canada, Stichting MS Research and Deutsche Multiple Sklerose Gesellschaft Bundesverband. We are challenging people to walk or run 50 kilometres throughout the month of May to raise funds for life-changing research into MS, and an international initiative to improve access to vital treatments for everyone affected by the disease - no matter where they live.
When and where is The May 50K?
The May 50K is an online fitness challenge which runs for one month from 1st - 31st May 2023. You decide where and when to complete your challenge.
What do I have to do?
Wherever you live, whatever your fitness level, you can decide when and where to complete The May 50K. Really don’t like to run or walk? You can complete the challenge in a way that works best for you. If you are a wheelchair user, you can adjust the kilometres in a way that will be challenging for you. Setting a challenging personal goal will make it more likely others will sponsor you.
Can I swim or cycle my The May 50K challenge?
Absolutely! It’s up to you to decide where or how to complete The May 50K.
How do I share my page to my friends and family?
How do I challenge a friend?
How do I join a team?
During registration, you will be able to search for the team you'd like to join.
Once registered, search for the team you'd like to join, and simply click on the Join Us button on the team page while logged in to your own account. This will automatically connect you to the team.
If a team is set up as invite only, you will need to contact the Team Captain and request that they send you an invite to join their team.
How do I reset my password?
Login to your the May 50K account and head to your dashboard. Click on ‘My account’ and select ‘Reset Password’.
How do I register as an individual/solo on the May 50K site?
How do I update my fundraising and donations page?
How do I set up my profile and update my fundraising and fitness goals?
Where do the funds go that I raise?
The MS Society is teaming up with the MS International Federation so the money you raise will be shared to fund local and international projects. In the UK, 70% of the money you raise will go to MS Society UK projects and 30% will help to fund life-changing research and access to treatment projects around the world.
How do I update my fundraising goal?
How do I thank my donors?
My Fitness Activity
How do I log my kilometres online?
You can log your
- Link your page to a fitness tracker or app
We are linked to FitBit,
You can use your smartphone to download Fitbit,
Please allow 24 hours for your activity to show up on your fundraising page.
- Log your kilometres manually
To log kilometres manually, simply
Can I start recording my kilometres in the lead up to May?
You certainly can! But we will reset your kilometres to zero on 1st May 2023.
How do I update my fitness goal?
What are workplace teams?
Workplace teams allow you to create internal teams underneath your core workplace, meaning you can compete against other branches or departments within your organisation, or even just against your most competitive colleagues on the other end of the office – you choose!
How can my workplace get involved?
Creating a workplace and asking your colleagues to set up internal workplace teams to compete against each other, is the easiest way to get others involved. You can run before work, organise a team zoom walk at lunchtime or go for a sunset stroll – whatever suits you and your colleagues best.
You can also challenge your clients, suppliers and competitors at other companies – there’s nothing like some friendly competition to spice things up!
How do I register my workplace?
How do I get the most out of The May 50K at my workplace?
There’s a few simple things you can do to boost your workplace’s participation:
- Put us in touch with whoever leads your health and well-being program
- Register yourself first, set an ambitious target for yourself and make the first donation from yourself, to yourself to show your commitment to The May 50K
- Encourage your senior leadership to participate and lead from the front
- Get all your colleagues involved and inspire internal competition
- Encourage your workplace to match your fundraising efforts to help smash your goals