01 March 2024
31 March 2024
What is 100 miles in March?
Welcome to Mind's incredible 100 miles challenge! Choose to walk, jog, run or wheel 100 miles throughout the month of March and raise money to help us in the fight for better mental health.
Whether that’s 3 miles every day or a larger amount every couple of days – make this challenge yours.
If you sign up now, you'll get a free Mind t-shirt to show your support while you collect your miles. And if you raise £150, we’ll also send you an exclusive 100 miles medal to say thank you!
So what are you waiting for? Make your miles matter this March!
How to sign up for 100 Miles in March
Registration is free and easy. Just follow these steps:
- Click on the register button at the top of this page. This will take you to our challenge Facebook group.
- At the top of the Facebook group, you'll find a pinned post which takes you to a registration form.
- Complete the registration form. You'll be asked to choose whether you want to fundraise through JustGiving or Facebook.
- Set up your fundraising page. We'll then send you a free Mind t-shirt and step tracker in the post. Your fundraising page will automatically set a £150 target, but there's no minimum target for this challenge. You can choose to increase it, decrease it, or keep it as it is.
- If you don't have Facebook, you can complete this form instead.
What happens when I join the Facebook group?
By joining the Facebook group, you’ll connect with an incredible community of challengers. Together, you'll celebrate your achievements and cheer each other on.
Our friendly team will also be on hand to support you, share tips and answer your questions.
Why should I get involved?
Now more than ever, people struggling from mental health problems need our support. In the UK, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem this year. We need your help so we can be there – on the other end of the phone, in local communities, and campaigning hard.
By taking on the 100 miles in March challenge you'll be joining thousands of other people that have already successfully fundraised for Mind. Whether this is your first fundraiser or you're a regular Mind supporter, we're here to help you all the way.
You can find loads of resources in this section to support you through your challenge.
Frequently asked questions
Check out the FAQs about 100 miles in March challenge. If your question isn't answered, email us at [email protected]
Questions about registration
The first step is to join our Facebook Group, then click the link in the pinned post to officially register and set up your fundraising page. Whilst in the group you’ll receive loads of tips, support, and inspiration from other 100 miles in March fundraisers, along with being able to share updates about how you’re getting on.
Once you've registered, a fundraising page (Facebook or JustGiving fundraiser depending on your preference) will be created for you and you can begin sharing it with your friends and family.
We'll also send you a t-shirt and mile tracker to keep on top of your daily achievements.
You can also register without joining our Facebook group, here.
There's no registration fee to sign up for 100 miles in March.
When you set up a fundraising page, we'll send you a free Mind t-shirt and mile tracker. The tracker has a space to record your daily distance.
Please allow up to 14 days to receive these after you've set up your fundraiser. If you haven't received these after 14 days:
If it’s been more than 14 days since you’ve created your fundraising page, and you still haven’t received your t-shirt, please send us an email at [email protected]
Please include your full name and the date you registered.
To check if you’ve registered, take a look in your email inbox to see if you received a confirmation email from us.
It’s completely up to you! You can use a smartphone app of your choice (such as Strava), or you can track your activity using our 100 miles in March mile tracker which will be posted to you once you've signed up. You can also find a digital version of our tracker here.
There's no need for you to prove to us that you completed your 100 miles in March challenge but we'd love to hear your updates and how you're getting on by posting on our Facebook group.
If you'd like, you can use the paper mile tracker from your welcome pack to record your daily distance. Then, take a photo to share on the Facebook group once you complete your challenge.
You can take part in 100 miles in March at any age.
However, you must be over 18 to set up a fundraising page. Please send us an email at [email protected] for more information.
Absolutely! Whether you want to inspire your family to create positive new habits, or encourage some friendly competition amongst your friends. 100 miles in March could be even more fun when you’ve got teammates to keep you motivated.
JustGiving team pages let you and your friends to join your individual fundraising pages together to contribute to an overall total. They’re great if you want to raise money separately while still contributing to a larger team goal!
If you’re unable to complete 100 miles in March, that’s also ok. You can extend your challenge into April if you like, or finish having completed less than 100 miles. Every mile is an achievement! And remember, raising money and awareness for mental health is the most important thing.
Being active during 100 miles in March challenge can be a great way to support your mental health. It’s important to remember we all have different preferences, tolerances, and fitness levels.
Make sure you're letting yourself recover by resting your body and mind. You can build in rest days where you take a break, and/or you could add low intensity days into your plans.
The key here is to try to be mindful of what you’re doing and strike a healthy balance.
Questions about fundraising
By filling in the registration form (it takes less than 2 mins), your fundraising page will be created. Share your page with your family, friends, and colleagues, and ask them to support your efforts and donate to the cause.
We'll be on hand in the Facebook group to offer helpful tips and support with your fundraising efforts throughout the challenge.
Yes, of course. You can register by filling in the this form and creating your JustGiving fundraising page instead.
Yes. The easiest way is to collect their donation offline and donate it your fundraiser yourself. Or by directing them to your JustGiving page if you choose to fundraise off Facebook.
If someone wants to donate to your 100 miles in March fundraiser but would prefer to donate offline, the best thing is to collect their donation offline and pay it into your personal account. You can then donate it directly to your fundraiser yourself.
No, there’s no minimum fundraising amount. The default amount on each fundraiser is set at £150 but you can edit this amount. All that we ask is that you raise as much as you can, and every pound you raise will go towards providing lifesaving information and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem. As a thank you we’ll even send you a 100 miles in March medal when you raise £150 or more.
To amend your page, please follow these steps:
If you’re using a phone/tablet:
- Open up your fundraiser
- Press the pencil button
- Press edit fundraiser
If you’re using a laptop/desktop
- Open up your fundraiser
- Press the three dots
- Press edit fundraiser
Of course! If you wish to fundraise for your local Mind, please contact them directly and they will let you know what fundraising event they’re currently running.
If you choose to take in 100 miles in March, all fundraising for this challenge will go to national Mind.
100 miles in March is a fundraising challenge. We would ask that you please try and fundraise if taking part in the challenge. We recognise that times are tough for some of us right now and not everyone will be in a position to donate as much or as often. We’ll be on hand to offer support and tips throughout the challenge. Every penny you raise is hugely appreciated and will go towards providing life changing support for those living with a mental health problem. If you’d like to make a one-time donation to Mind instead of fundraise you can do so here https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/100milesinmarch
If you have fundraised through a Facebook or JustGiving fundraising page, then there is nothing you need to do. All donations will automatically come directly to Mind. If you have offline fundraising to pay in we would suggest paying this in to your own account and then onto your fundraising page yourself. However, if you would prefer to send us your offline fundraising a different way please email [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help with this.
Congratulations on raising such an impressive amount! We will be sending 100 miles in March medals on a weekly basis from the end of February. Please expect to receive your medal within 14 days of raising £150. If you haven’t received this after 14 days, please contact [email protected]
Making a difference
By raising funds for Mind, you're joining our fight for better, more equal mental health services for all. Your fundraising will help us be there for anyone who needs it, when they need it, by providing support and access to the right information.