Run Every Day in January

Date:
01/01/2017
Location:
Anywhere
Distance:
Whatever you can
Registration fee:
Free
Sponsorship:
No minimum sponsorship, but if you raise £100 you'll receive an exclusive medal!

About R.E.D. January

Run or walk your way through January!

There are no rules. The aim is to move your body every day. It could be anything from 5 minutes a day to 5 or 10k and beyond - it's entirely up to you.

Here's how you can kick-start your new year with R.E.D:

  1. Join the team by clicking the button above (you will be taken to the team Just Giving page)
  2. Run or walk every day in January
  3. Post your walk / run on the R.E.D. January Facebook and Instagram pages, and share with your sponsors.
  4. Raise at least £100 and you'll receIve an exclusive FREE medal!

R.E.D January is an idea by Hannah, who thought up her fundraising challenge after being inspired by her mum who has depression.
Find out more about Hannah and R.E.D January on their website

"WITNESSING THE LIFE CHANGING EFFECT THAT A PHYSICAL CHALLENGE CAN HAVE ON SOMEONE SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION, INSPIRED ME TO START A SOCIAL MOVEMENT THAT PROMOTES MENTAL WELLBEING THROUGH EXERCISE"

Our support

Mind will be with you every step of the way. We offer all our runners a fantastic support package.

We will do all that we can to ensure that you thoroughly enjoy running everyday in January.

  • loads of training and fundraising advice
  • regular email updates
  • a Mind top
  • a medal when you reach £100 in fundraising
  • a dedicated and experienced project manager who will provide information and support in the run up to your event.

Join the team!

To enter the challenge, simply click the button below, which will take you to the R.E.D January team Just Giving page, you'll need to create your fundraising page and then join the team.

We'll provide you with plenty of fundraising tips along the way!

Register now

For more information...

Theres no doubt exercise is good for you, but it's important to remember that you could be at risk of over exercising.

Exercising is usually a beneficial thing to do for your mental health, and can be helpful as part of a long-term recovery or treatment plan. But there are some situations in which you might need to take extra care in case it starts to become a problem for you.

  • If you have an eating problem. If you experience an eating problem such as anorexia, it may be tempting to over exercise as a way of controlling your weight or burning calories after eating. (See our page on treatment and support for eating problems for more information).
  • If you have compulsive or addictive feelings about exercise. If your exercising is starting to take over your life – for example if you feel anxious if you miss a session, or if it's becoming more important than work, family or friends – you could be developing an exercise or training compulsion (sometimes called an exercise addiction). Having an exercise compulsion can be a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and can often accompany an eating problem.

Find out more information about exercising safely

 

Any questions? Send us an email

Why Mind?

Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales and by joining our team you will enable us to continue to provide support to the 1 in 4 people who experience mental distress in their life times.

£1,000 could be spent on printing 5,000 advice booklets, offering practical advice on subjects such as stress, bereavement, depression and eating disorders.

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