Rough Runner

A fun, TV game show inspired bespoke obstacle course based on well-loved shows like Gladiators and Ninja Warrior!

Overview of the event

Rough Runner combines physical challenges, teamwork and fun with obstacles that you’ll only ever have seen on TV. Each course has a range of difficulty levels, with the 5km firmly focused on fun, the 10km upping the ante and the 15km taking it to the toughest level.

Tackle this obstacle course and make difference to people’s lives affected by poor mental health. What are you waiting for? Sign up to join #TeamMHUK today.

Event Dates

Manchester      15/16th June

North East        20/21 July

Scotland           17/18th August

Finsbury Park, London    7/8th September

Morden Park, London    5/6th October

Once you’ve registered our friendly fundraising team will be in touch to support you on your fundraising journey. You can expect:

  • Free fundraising toolkit with tips and ideas to push you to the finish line
  • Branded merchandise to help you with your fundraising
  • Mental Health UK t-shirt so you can proudly represent us at your event
  • Regular email updates with all the information you’ll need
  • A friendly team to support you all the way

Top tip for reaching your fundraising target.

Organise a fundraising event at work or with friends as soon as you join #TeamMHUK. Fundraising for #TeamMHUK is a reason to do something fun. It could be a cheese and wine night, a film screening at your house or a BBQ where people make a donation to come along. Run a raffle, or a sweepstake during the event and you will be surprised at just how much you can raise.

Remember that whatever money you raise will really make a difference to our work and people’s lives.

 

If you’ve already signed up to take part in Rough Runner but paid your entrance fee directly to the event organisers you can still run and raise money for us. We’d love you to join #TeamMHUK as an Own Place Runner. Just send an email using the link below to let us know which event date and location you’ve signed up for.

You’ll get all the same benefits as a Charity Place Runner, but you won’t have a minimum fundraising target.

By signing up as an Own Place Runner you must have already received your place and paid your entry fee directly to the event organiser.

Email us to sign up as an Own Place Runner

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.