Architect-led charity run HD5K returns with virtual 2021 event




HD5K charity run is virtual in 2021

The UK architecture industry’s charity move HD5K is going virtual in 2021, calling on people to run or march five kilometres in their regions and raise money to fight machine neurone disease.

HD5K is organised by architectural visualisation studio Hayes Davidson in honour of its founder Alan Davidson, who have been killed of engine neurone sicknes( MND) in 2018. All money collected goes to the MND Association.

Previously held in London’s Hyde Park, the annual phenomenon will return on 22 May 2021 with a virtual format, meaning anyone around the world can take part.

Participants are asked to run or march five kilometres in their neighbourhood districts and submit a donation to the MND Association. There is a minimum donation of PS20, with pillages to be earned for smugglers who use the dedicated app.

Runners from the HD5K charity run in 2019The virtual 2021 incident follows on from HD5K 2019 in Hyde Park

“The HD5K has supported a special place in all our nerves here at Hayes Davidson, and whilst we would love to be all together this year in Hyde Park again as we did back in 2019, we are of the view that a virtual drain was more appropriate for 2021, ” said Hayes Davidson joint managing partner David Bullock.

“This is very exciting for us, nonetheless, as we are able to open up our invitation to join our run to our entire community worldwide! “

The HD5k episode has raised PS160, 000 for the MND Association since the inaugural passage back in 2018. Architects from Zaha Hadid Architects, Heatherwick Studio and AL_A took part in the most recent HD5K in 2019.

Also amongst the 122 runners that year were Rogers Stirk Harbour+ Collaborator chairman Ivan Harbour, AHMM co-founder Simon Allford, decorator Jason Bruges, architect Simon Smithson, and Dezeen’s own honcho content officer Benedict Hobson and senior Dezeen Awards manager Rebecca Grove.

Ivan Harbour crosses the finish line at the HD5K 2019 runRogers Stirk Harbour+ Marriage lead Ivan Harbour was among the 122 runners in 2019

The Alan Davidson Foundation is coordinating the fundraising and will parallel gifts up to this year’s target of PS40, 000.

Motor neurone disease describes groupings of infections that affect the nerves in the intelligence and spinal cord, stimulating weakness and eventually leading to death.

The MND Association is a benevolence be concentrated on providing support for people affected by the disease as well as fund research.

“The MND Association is incredibly grateful for the continued support from the Alan Davidson Foundation, Hayes Davidson and the wider structure and design industry, ” said MND Association CEO Sally Light.

“I feel lucky to have been part of the HD5K phenomenon in 2019 and it was heartening to see so many friends and collaborators participating together in the fight against MND.”

Donations for 2021 can be made by visiting www.justgiving.com/ safarus/ hd5k2021.

Runners and baby-walkers can sign up for the happen at www.mndassociation.org/ get-involved/ fundraising/ corporate-fundraising/ hd5k-event-register.




HD5k 2021 is sponsored by Ali Tomlin Ceramics, the Design Museum, World Architecture Festival( WAF ), and Vitra. Dezeen is a media partner for the event.

HD5k 2021 makes place on 22 May 2021. For an up-to-date list of design and blueprint occurrences, call Dezeen Events Guide.

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