Join Action Mental Health’s Virtual Fitness Fundraising Challenge!

The impact of lockdown and the pandemic has had a big impact on many people’s mental health and well-being, meaning Action Mental Health’s services are needed now more than ever.

But, we need YOUR support as our fundraising income has been hit badly during this time.

You can help us by #TakingActionOnMentalHealth.

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It’s NATIONAL FITNESS DAY on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 – why not fundraise for us with a virtual fundraising challenge?

Simply click here to REGISTER NOW.

You can register as an individual or as a team.

By doing so, you’ll not only help raise funds, you’ll be getting active and supporting your own mental health.

You can choose to walk, run, swim, cycle, wheel or even scoot! Anywhere and at anytime you wish – this is your virtual challenge. We just want you to set a target that you can meet by 23rd Sept.

Here are some examples of activities that you could choose to do:

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  • Swim 1 km, start now and build up your distance, so that you can meet your target by National Fitness Day.
  • Choose to walk 5 km every day until September 23rd! Why not take the dog as well?
  • Run – work up to running your first 10 km or maybe set a big target like 100 km and aim to hit it by 23rd Sept?
  • Cycle 20 km every day picking a new route each day and visiting local beauty spots.
  • Run a full marathon – get the running shoes out and get training to try and clock up 42 km on a day you choose.
  • Get the KIDS involved! Cycle or scoot a loop of your park everyday!
  • Do an Ultra-Challenge! Like cycle the distance from Malin to Mizen Head – c600km
  • Or by choosing to do your own distance and activity, get creative!

Once you register and create your fundraising page you can link it to the Strava app to track your progress. Don’t worry if you don’t have the app – you can download it for free before or after you register.

One great added extra is the opportunity to get some friends together (while adhering to public health guidance) to take part in a team challenge.

So there you have it, there are plenty of options to get involved, and get fundraising.

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Simply click here to REGISTER NOW. You can register as an individual or as a team.

You can complete the challenge any time between now and 23rd September, 2020.

For more details or ideas on how we can support you please email [email protected]. We’d love to hear your story and why you’re fundraising and we can also supply you with branded t-shirts and fundraising materials.


NB If you plan to do this as a team, please follow these simple steps when registering…

For Team CaptainsCreate your team! (simply by selecting the Team Registration option), when you register.  You can give your team a name when you select the CREATE option, at this point you will be asked to add the contact details of all your team members, including their email addresses.

It is important to remember to do this when you CREATE your team, as members will be asked to FIND their team when they register, and will need to know the exact name you have given them, i.e., Julie’s Action Mental Health’s relay team.

Whatever you are doing, please do make sure you complete your activity safely and within the guidance on public health. Thank you.

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