GLOW Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for being interested in GLOW.

We hope you find the answers to your questions below, but if you have any further questions please get in touch with our friendly team at: [email protected]

GLOW is Mental Health UK’s flagship annual event. Our vibrant 20km night walks take place through two iconic cities, where you’ll be joined by other friendly participants all keen to make a difference to the lives of people affected by poor mental health. 

GLOW is a 20km walk through the cities of London and Birmingham, starting in the early evening and heading into the night. It will take around 4 hours to complete the walk in both locations. 

For the first time ever, GLOW will be held across two locations! 

  • GLOW Birmingham takes place on Saturday 21 September, meeting at 4pm for a 5pm start. 
  • GLOW London takes place on Saturday 28 September, with the first wave assembling at 3pm for a 4pm start and the second wave assembling at 5pm for a 6pm start. 

You can sign up for the two GLOW events on our website: 

Registration for GLOW Birmingham will close 14 September, one week prior to the walk taking place.

Registration for GLOW London will close 21 September, one week prior to the walk taking place.

This is to ensure that people have time to fundraise and reach their target for Mental Health UK. 

Yes! GLOW is a family affair, and we would love to see you bring your younger family members along with you – GLOW is fun for all!

Please note that all children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult. 

No, children do not need to fundraise, but getting your family together to support your fundraising efforts can be a fun and rewarding experience! 

You can, and we’d love for people to gather a team together for the walk! All team members will need to sign up and register as an individual first, with a minimum fundraising target of £200 applying to each person in the team. 

When you register, you are given the option to create a team. At this stage, you just need the email address for each person you want to add to the team. Alternatively, once you have registered, you can register another person. 

The total fundraising target for any team, regardless of team size, defaults to £1,000. You can edit this team total to reflect the combined target of everyone in your team e.g. if your team has 3 people, your target will be £600. 

Once the team page is set up, you can share this with your friends, family and colleagues so they can donate directly to your team’s goal. 

As a charity, we need to ensure that we cover the costs of setting up and running this event, and your fundraising helps with this. Furthermore, your efforts will enable us to continue providing support to people across the UK living with mental health problems to give them the tools they need to live their best possible lives.

Everyone over the age of 17 will need to register to take part and agree to fundraise a minimum target of £200. 

There is a minimum fundraising target of £200 for the GLOW event. We encourage you to try and reach this but you can still participate if you don’t hit the full target.

We’re here to help you every step of the way leading up to the event, giving you tips, tools and helpful suggestions to boost your fundraising and support you in hitting that target.