2019 - Miles For Mind - Team EntryVirtual Run
In 2018 our inaugural Miles For Mind event was incredible!
There were over 1000 people putting in the miles to complete their challenge and inspiring other runners to do the same. We raised lots of money for Mind and more importantly, we raised an incredible amount of awareness of mental health using #MentalHealthMatters and through our community mental health blogs.
The 2019 Miles For Mind event is set to be even bigger!
And now you can join a Team and support and inspire your team mates!
Each team that is created will be visible on our website with the first name of each individual and the total number of miles that the team is hoping to achieve. You can view the page here.
We have some great ideas and initiatives to bring people together even more, all in support of mental health awareness and in aid of the wonderful work that the charity Mind do. Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing mental health problems and they won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
Some of the key highlights for 2019 include:
- 100% of profits go to Mind
- Link your own fundraising page to out team page on JustGiving
- Kids can now take part!
Keep reading below for more details:
So, what do you need to know about the event we hear you say? Below we've answered a few questions:
When will the virtual run take place?
1st - 31st May 2019.
Why are we running it?
To bring people together to raise money & awareness for mental health through running. Mental Health Awareness week is 13th - 19th May, 2019, 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, this year we have added team entry!
How do I let you know I've hit my minimum distance goal?
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 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.
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 every entrant, 100% of the profit will go to Mind.
Limited edition Miles For Mind Tech Tops
NEW for 2019 are our limited edition Miles For Mind technical tops! We have tops for both Men and Women which are available to order via pre-order now and you'll receive them in time for the month of May, meaning you can complete your miles wearing your Miles For Mind tech tee.
NEW for 2019 - Team Fundraising on JustGiving.
Sign up to Miles For Mind.... join our Team Fundraising page on JustGiving and raise over £500 yourself.... and we'll refund your entry fee! (limited to 50 fundraisers based on first pass the £500 target). Link to Team Fundraising page is here.
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 email@example.com and we'll be happy to help.
Happy running and be proud to be a runr.