Big Fun Run
Unfortunately the 2020 Big Fun Run Events have been cancelled and will now take place in Summer 2021
Walk, jog or run at your local 5k Big Fun Run! The Big Fun Run is a series of 5k untimed runs, staged within scenic settings throughout the UK – all you need to do is find the closest to you:
- Falkirk: 2021 date tbc
- Edinburgh: 2021 date tbc
- Gateshead: 2021 date tbc
- Birmingham: 2021 date tbc
- Leeds: 2021 date tbc
- Manchester: 2021 date tbc
- Milton Keynes: 2021 date tbc
- Maidstone: 2021 date tbc
- London Crystal Palace: 2021 date tbc
The Big Fun Run is strictly for FUN, where it is all about relaxed exercise. No times, no pressure, no sweat – just some easy moves and lots of laughs. The runs are suitable for all the family – and remember under 5s take part for free!
Come and be part of it, whatever your personal goals are – we would love you to join our team and ALL are welcome!
Sarah, one of our previous Big Fun Run runners, explains why the event was such an amazing experience for her:
"The run alone was such a big deal for me to go through with, due to my high levels of anxiety, but despite that I popped my headphones in and remembered why I was there. I had my family with me cheering me on too which helped. I also have had bipolar disorder since the age of 17, but with medication, therapies and support, it is getting increasingly better. But I just want people with any mental health problem to know that no matter what struggles they are going through, things can get better. I am proof of this, having reached rock bottom, then built everything back up again. The mind is powerful and endorphins are real! Something I struggle with is self-image, and I cannot express how proud I am of myself. I can't believe I went and I actually did it. What a memorable, enjoyable and proud day for me!"
If you have any questions about the Big Fun Run, you can contact our Events Team at [email protected]ntalhealth.org.uk or on 020 7803 1123 (England) / 0141 572 0125 (Scotland).