A UK charity is inviting families and friends to unveil their secret identities in central London to raise money for a unique national cause.

Taking place in central London in June ‘Superhero in the City’ sees runners dress up as their favourite fictional hero and run 5K for charity.

This year, Astriid, an organisation that matches people with long term health conditions with job opportunities, is asking people to get involved to get behind its 2019 fundraising efforts.

Those who sign up will be directly raising money for Astriid’s life-changing work while they enjoy an iconic route that takes runners (and walkers – running is not compulsory!) over the Millennium and London bridges, past Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Borough Market, along the historic south embankment.

Steve Shutts, Chairman at Astriid said: “Everybody involved in Astriid is a hero to the people who find meaningful work through the platform. We are incredibly excited to see our superheroes run and we are hugely grateful for the support.”

The route is almost entirely flat, so superheroes can run, jog or walk with no experience necessary. With the aim of seeing each superhero raise around £150, those supporting Astriid will be invited to participate for free, including a free cape and mask of your colour choice. The funds raised for Astriid will go directly to supporting people with long term health conditions get back to work.

The event starts and finishes at the Millennium Bridge near St Paul’s Cathedral, with registration from 12pm. The race begins at 6:55pm.

Astriid’s first 18 months of operation have seen considerable successes. Its haul of milestones include being the first organisation of its kind in the world – committed to tackling the skills gap with the ‘invisible talent pool’ of chronically ill professionals, winning the national title of Recruiter Magazine’s Charity of the Year for two years in row. It has also registered its first 500 candidates and 200 businesses, creating 93 flexible roles, thanks to the companies who have registered with Astriid.

For further information on Astriid, to sign up as a partner, become a member, advertise a position or donate, visit: www.astriid.org.uk/. To stay updated on social media, join the conversation using #InvisibleTalentPool via FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram.

To enter and set up your fundraising page visit: www.superherointhecity.co.uk.

This video was compiled with the help of the Invideo team.