Great Scottish Run – half marathon

Get a place in #TeamMHUK today and run the Great Scottish Half Marathon.
Experience the inspiring atmosphere of Scotland’s biggest running event whilst making a difference to people’s lives affected by poor mental health.

Are you ready for a 13.1 mile challenge? Running a half marathon requires a good level of fitness and a dedication to training leading up to the race. However the rewards are well worth it when you cross the finish line in Scotland’s biggest city.

Experience the inspiring atmosphere of Scotland’s biggest running event and achieve something great this autumn. This spectacular weekend of running is a celebration of sport that is suitable for the whole family and is televised live on the BBC.

 

Event Day

During the course you’ll pass by the city’s most famous landmarks including Nelson’s Monument, the Clyde Arc and the Finnieston Crane.

Entertainment along the route will include bagpipers, drumming bands, live music, charity cheering points and our ‘Wall of Sound’ zones.

Click here to for a downloadable version of the course map from the Great Scottish Run website.

 

With you every step of the way

Once you have your fundraising page set up, we can support with different ideas and ways to encourage more donations, to ensure you hit your fundraising target. You will also receive a Mental Health UK technical t-shirt to wear whilst training and on the day of your run! To get in touch with us, simply email events@mentalhealth-uk.org.

We can’t wait for you to join #TeamMHUK!

The positive impact the group has had on me is huge. I don’t feel so isolated any more. If the support had not been available I would still be facing depression and loneliness, unable to look after myself and over-thinking things.

Amita, Rethink Mental Illness support group member

Raise money and have fun!

Read what some of our fundraisers have to say.

"I enjoyed seeing my fundraising increase on a weekly basis, the events that I organised pushed me out of my comfort zone, I talked to people about Mental Health in a way that I would never have done otherwise."

Louise Greenwood,
Lloyds Banking Group

"I was totally elated when I crossed the line and so glad I’d given it a go!"

Helen Taylor

"Mental Health UK was a friendly partner to have. I received lots of motivational encouragement via email which maybe doesn’t sound like much but knowing people are rooting for you really helps"

Richard Gray

Ready to get signed up?

Register for an event and you'll receive support every step of the way.

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Contact us

If you have questions about any of our events or fundraising please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly events team are happy to help!


What will my money go towards?

The money you raise makes a real impact on people’s lives. here are some of the things we spend event fundraising on.

Support groups

Our support groups can be a lifeline for those experiencing mental health problems.

Advice

Providing practical advice to help people better understand and manage their mental health.

Information

Creating easy-to-understand educational resources about mental health.