01 February 2024
29 February 2024
What is 58 miles in February?
Choose to walk, jog, run or wheel 58 miles throughout the month of February and raise money to help us in the fight for better mental health.
Whether that’s 2 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 £100, we’ll also send you an exclusive 58 miles medal to say thank you!
So what are you waiting for? Make your miles matter this February!
How to sign up for 58 miles in February
Registration is free and easy. Just follow the steps below.
- 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.
- If you don't have Facebook, you can complete this form instead.
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.
How much do I have to fundraise?
Your fundraising page will automatically set a £100 target. But there's no minimum target for this challenge!
So you can choose to increase it, decrease it, or keep it as it is.
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.
By taking on the 58 miles in February challenge, you'll be joining thousands of other people that have 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 58 miles in February challenge. If your question isn't answered, email us at [email protected]
Questions about registration
To get started, simply join our Facebook group. Once in the group you’ll be able to set up your fundraising page. Once you have your fundraising page, we'll send you a free t-shirt.
In the group, you’ll receive loads of tips, support, and inspiration from other fundraisers. And you'll be able to share updates about how your journey is going!
The Facebook group open in January. The challenge starts on February 1 and runs until February 29.
There's no registration fee to sign up for 58 miles in February.
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 could use an app on your phone. Or you can track your activity using our 58 miles in February paper mile tracker. We'll post this to you after you’ve signed up.
You can also download a digital version of our tracker.
You can take part in 58 miles in February 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. 58 miles in February 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!
There's no need for you to prove to us that you completed your 58 miles in February challenge.
But we'd love to hear your updates and how you're getting on. You can share your progress on the 58 miles in February 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.
Of course! This challenge is for everyone. You can either take on 2 miles every day, or take on several longer distances with breaks in between.
You could walk 1 mile one day, and run 5 miles a few days later! It's completely up to you how you chose to complete your 58 miles.
If you can't complete 58 miles across February, that’s okay too. You can extend your challenge into March if helpful. But it's also okay if you finish having completed less that 58 miles.
Every mile is an achievement. And remember, raising money and awareness for mental health is the most important thing.
Being active during 58 miles in February challenge can be a great way to support your mental health.
But it’s important to remember we all have different preferences, tolerances and fitness levels.
Try to make sure you're letting yourself recover, by resting your body and mind. You can build in rest days where you take a break. Or, you could add in low intensity days, incorporating a short gentle walk 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 and friends 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. 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 58 miles in February 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 £100 but you can edit this amount. All that we ask is that you raise as much as you can, and every penny 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 58 miles in February medal when you raise £100 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.
58 miles in February is a fundraising challenge, and we would ask that you please try and fundraise if taking part in the challenge. However, 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/58milesinfeb
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 58 miles in February medals on a weekly basis from the end of January. Please expect to receive your medal within 14 days of raising £100. If you haven’t received these after 14 days, please contact [email protected]