About the event

Miles for Mental Health is Rethink Mental Illness' first virtual event! Your challenge is to run a marathon over the course of a month in any way you want. Whether you want to run a mile a day for 26 days, spread it over the four weeks or do it all in one day. You may be new to running or a seasoned pavement hitter - the idea is to get out and run to improve your health and mental wellbeing while raising vital funds for Rethink Mental Illness.

All you have to do is sign up, set up your Just Giving fundraising page, join our Miles for Mental Health Strava group and get out and run.

Tell your friends and family about it or even get a team together and challenge each other to hit the distance and your fundraising target.

Which ever way you finish your marathon over the month you will be supporting your mental health and people living with mental illness. We want to reward you for your hard work too. If you raise over £75 we'll send you a Rethink running vest and if you raise over £150 we will be sending you a snazzy medal.

The details

Date: From Wednesday 1 January 2020
Location: Anywhere
Cost: Free
Target: £150 is what we hope we can help you achieve

Who are Rethink Mental Illness?

We’re Rethink Mental Illness and we’re on a mission to bring about meaningful change, through our services, groups and groundbreaking campaigns. We know, from our vast experience, that people severely affected by mental illness can have a good quality of life. With your support, we will make that possible.

How will your money support us?

Every penny you raise for us will help empower those severely affected by mental illness. Through our network of support groups, services and helplines, last year we reached: 


You can find out more about our work by visiting our vision and impact page

How we'll support you

  •  Hit £75 fundraised and we will send you a Rethink Mental Illness running vest
  • Other incentives for hitting your main target
  • Tips and advice on your running
  • Support on your fundraising journey

Sign up now

Join us and complete your Miles for Mental Health this month and make a difference to your own wellbeing and to people living with mental illness who need our help.
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