Hogwarts Running Club is a charitable programme that organises virtual running events inspired by the wizarding world that are designed to promote an active lifestyle and raise money for charities.

Their mission, “Changing the Muggle World, One Mile at a Time” has led to donations of over $850,000 to its charity partners and a global membership of over 40,000 individuals from 50 countries on 6 continents in just three years.

Changing the Muggle World, One Mile at a Time

Tonya and Carolyn ran their Mad-Eye 5k in Marietta

The first race of 2017, the Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody Constant Vigilance 5k, has sold out of its limited run of 5,000 finishers medals.

All proceeds from this virtual race benefit the Limbs for Life Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides a financial bridge between low-income amputees and the quality prosthetic care they need to restore their lives.

The character that inspired the race theme, Alastor ”Mad-Eye” Moody from the Harry Potter books and movies, is one of the only characters in modern popular culture to have a prosthetic leg and serves as a role model for amputees around the globe.

The sold out event will raise enough funds for Limbs for Life to provide 50 amputees with prosthetics to help improve their quality of life.

Find out more about Hogwarts Running Club here and Limbs for Life Foundation here.

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Nisha Kotecha is the Founder of Good News Shared. Having worked and volunteered for charities in the UK for over 10 years, Nisha is on a mission to highlight how amazing charities are.


  1. So proud to be part of HRC and be doing #somuchgood. It great that we all can come together to support wonderful charities like Limbs for Life Foundation while being healthy and having a magical time.

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