Challenge Events:

TCS London Marathon 2022

Date: 2nd October 2022

This iconic race is one the world’s biggest fundraising events, take in the sights of London and enjoy some fantastic support around the course while showing your support for us. This year’s event takes place on 2nd October 2022 starting at Blackheath in Greenwich. There are a number of ways you can take part:


Mid and North East Essex Mind Guaranteed Place

We are delighted to offer one lucky supporter a Gold Bond place in this year’s event. The entry fee for this year’s race is £50 and we ask the successful applicant to raise a minimum of £2,500 with the support of our fundraising team. We are taking applications until 30th June 2022. To apply for our Gold Bond place please complete the form below and email it to

TCS London Marathon Gold Bond Application Form


Own Place

If you have secured your own place in this year’s event you can still fundraise for us. Our team will be on hand to help you reach your chosen fundraising target, if you are interested in running for us please contact the team on


TCS Virtual London Marathon

If you cannot take place in the main race why not take part virtually? Complete a 26.2 mile run of your choosing on 2nd October and set a fundraising goal to suit you. To sign up to the virtual race visit


Royal Parks Half Marathon

Date: Sunday 9th October

Take in the sights of London and enjoy the beautiful setting of London’s Royal Parks in this stunning autumn race. The 13.1 mile course takes in central London before winding through Hyde Park, St James’ Park, Green Park and Kensington Gardens.

We have charity places available for a registration fee of £30. We ask each runner to raise a minimum of £350. If you are interested in taking part please email 



Take part in your very own tandem skydive challenge for Mid and North East Essex Mind – a tandem skydive is the easiest and most popular of all skydives. It requires only 30 minutes of training before you jump strapped to your instructor! The BPA (British Parachute Association) qualified tandem instructor does all of the hard work for you, allowing you to enjoy the exhilarating feeling of flying through the clouds from over 10,000 feet at up to 120 mph! It is a truly unforgettable experience.

Book your place here via UK Parachuting and don’t forget to let us know so we can support you with your fundraising!