Miles For Mind - Spring Edition (May) - Team EntryVirtual Run
The second of our events for 2021 is Miles For Mind - Spring Edition this May - the original Miles For Mind!
Four Seasons, One Reason. #MentalHealthMatters.
When will the virtual run take place?
1st - 31st May 2021.
Why are we running it?
To bring people together to raise money & awareness for mental health through running. Mental Health Awareness week is 17th - 23rd May 2021, so we will be getting the running (and conversation) going throughout May.
How far do I have to run?
As far as you like! Simply run or walk and talk about mental health. We have set 7 minimum distance targets that you can challenge yourself to: 25 miles, 50 miles, 75 miles, 100 miles, 125 miles, 150 miles and a whopping 200 miles! So whatever your ability, sign up and start clocking up the Miles For Mind, in support of mental health awareness.
Can I create a team or join an existing team?
Yes. Team entry is back again after the success of running as part of a team in 2020.
If you choose to join a team, simply contact us and we'll let you know who else is in the team and how many miles you have all committed to cover in the month.
List of team members can be found here and will be updated on a weekly basis with all new entrants.
How do I submit my mileage?
At the end of May, sum up your miles via whatever method you collate them - Strava, Endomondo, Garmin etc (even old fashioned pen & paper) and drop us an email to email@example.com with a screenshot of your distance. At the end of the month, we will then happily send you your medal for supporting Miles For Mind.
We have a Strava group set up to track live mileage throughout the month which lets you see how others are getting on. Plus, you'll be able to share running hints and tips. You can join the group here now.
If you're part of a team, feel free to create your own team Strava group so you can encourage and track each other through the month.
What do I get for completing the run?
Each person that completes their virtual run challenge will receive a specially designed Miles For Mind medal. Whether you complete a virtual race or road race, we know that having the medal to wear with pride for your efforts is important! Medals will be sent out in June.
How much does it cost to take part?
Each place in the virtual run is £13.95 and for adults and £6.95 for kids.
We'd love everyone to raise more money for Mind but it's up to each person that takes part. You have two options; you can either simply share our community page with friends & family for them to sponsor you here (link here). Or if you'd like to setup your own JustGiving page you can join our TeamPage here so we can track everyone's fundraising.
How do I interact with the community of runners?
You can follow all the running and conversations in a number of different ways:
Lets start running... and start the conversation.
As always, we'll be on social media chatting, supporting and helping to inspire one another throughout May. We’ll be using #runr and #MilesForMind on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, so if you want to get involved then tag us or use the hashtags mentioned.
For more information on anything about the virtual run, head to our FAQs page where we hope to have the answer to any questions you have. Alternately, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to help.
Happy running and be proud to be a runr.