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5K May

Complete 5K in whatever way you can – then donate a minimum of £5 to Mind, finally nominating five friends to carry on the awesome fundraising trend!

Last Summer, the #Run5Donate5Nominate5 running challenge went viral, with members of the public running 5K, donating £5 and then nominating a further 5 friends to take on the trend.

The charity Run for Heroes were the creators behind the challenge and now they’re back with a new virtual challenge, 5K May.

01 May 2021

31 May 2021

About the event

5K May is a virtual event and you have complete control over what you choose to do, and how you do it. The event will span the whole month of May. The idea is to complete 5K in whatever way you want – whether it’s run, roll, walk, cycle, swim, skate or even skip – then donate a minimum of £5 to Mind and don't forget to nominate five friends to carry on the awesome fundraising trend!

Created by Run For Heroes in 2020, this event has mobilised over 1.5 million people to get active and give back to society. You can be part of this incredible movement by registering below!

How to get involved

It's so simple. All you need to do is dream up a 5k challenge and take part this May.

There are no rules, apart from the Government guidelines on the roadmap out of lockdown. It's open to everyone. Do it your way, and have fun!

Register by clicking the link below, donate £5 (or more!) to Mind, and nominate 5 friends to do the same.

Register for 5K May

How we'll support you

When you register your place with Mind you will receive a welcome email and a digital welcome pack with lots of support and advice on how to raise vital funds through your challenge. You will also have support from our amazing Events Team with any questions you may have.

Any questions?

You might find your answer in our FAQs.

Or you can send us an email using the link below, or give us a call on 0300 999 3887 and we'll be more than happy to help.

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Physical activity and your mental health

"I've always found that exercise is the one thing that gets me well again, with depression, it's invaluable. It makes me feel great, just healthy and active. I don't feel as tired or lethargic when I exercise and it makes me happy and content in myself."

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Where does the money go?

1 in 4

people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year


queries answered by our helplines in 2019–20


people accessed our information in 2019–20

You can find out more about our work in the 2018/19 annual review

and more about our finances in our 2018/19 annual accounts

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