Miles for Mental Health | Rethink Mental Illness
Sat 25 Mar - Sun 31 Dec 2023 Anywhere

Miles for Mental Health | Rethink Mental Illness

Challenge yourself to run, jog or walk your target distance to help your own mental health and that of others - plus you get a running vest and medal!

  • Sat 25 Mar - Sun 31 Dec 2023

Miles for Mental Health | Rethink Mental Illness



All ages

  • 1 month multi terrain running


Miles for Mental Health is Rethink Mental Illness' very first virtual running challenge and you are invited to join and be a part of the mission, improving the lives of people affected by mental illness.

You may be new to running or a seasoned pavement hitter - the idea is to run to improve your health and mental wellbeing while supporting the Rethink Mental Illness community.


  • Complete marathon distance over the course of one month
  • Outdoors, indoors, town, country, flat or hilly - it's up to you!
  • Set your own goal and start your challenge anytime
  • Sign up solo or create a team
  • Step up, push yourself and reach a new level
  • Get sponsors or donate
  • Receive a medal and a running vest

The challenge you need

This challenge is for everyone, regardless of fitness level or ability. Here are just some of the many benefits to you:

  • Lose weight
  • Decrease stress
  • Develop healthier habits
  • Improve physical fitness
  • Sense of achievement
  • Feel happier

Improving mental well-being

This virtual challenge highlights the importance of keeping your mental well-being in check. Getting involved in a virtual challenge like this can help to keep you motivated and healthy, whilst also raising awareness of the charity and showing your support - for an even greater feel-good factor!

  • All fitness levels
  • Buggy friendly
  • Dogs allowed
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Teams
  • Virtual option
  • Wheelchair users

How does it work?

  • Sign up

    Once you've registered, your fundraising page gets automatically created for you - easy!

  • Connect your apps

    Using apps as part of fundraising challenges makes it more fun and easier to raise money.

  • Fundraise

    Run, stream, cycle, game, walk or everything in between. Share your progress with friends and family and watch your fundraising rise in real time.

  • Leaderboard

    Keep an eye on your progress and climb the leaderboard to glory.

Corporate challenge

  • A fun, physical challenge to bring your team together virtually!
  • You and your colleagues will each complete a marathon distance over the course of a month.
  • Challenge your workmates to see who can reach the goal the fastest.

Team benefits

  • Promote and improve physical and mental wellbeing both at home and at work
  • Improve team engagement
  • Boost morale through this short, fun, physical challenge
  • Achieve CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) goals
  • Team rewards - medal and kit

Team fundraising page

Your team can have a joint fundraising page and a joint fundraising target so that you can fundraise collectively to reach a single goal. This helps increase feel-good factor! There is a fundraising target per person, but your team can set its own goal.


  • Coast
  • Mountains
  • Park
  • Rural
  • Urban

  • Medal
  • T-shirt


  • A running vest if you reach £75 fundraising
  • A snazzy medal if you raise over £75
  • Other incentives for hitting your main target
  • Tips and advice on your running
  • Support on your fundraising journey
  • An online fundraising page automatically created for you

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support

Rethink Mental illness

Challenging attitudes on mental health to help anyone affected by mental illness.

  • All ages
  • Entries open
  • Enter on day
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

Entry fees

Entry fee


I took part in Miles for Mental Health in January and am going to be taking on this challenge again in April as a way of supporting my own wellbeing, and supporting people severely affected by mental illness.