Spring into the new year by taking on a challenge!

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If you’re looking to start the new year with a new challenge, why not sign up for a run this Spring?

From full marathons to 5k races, we have a wide range of challenges you can take part in on behalf of Mid and North East Essex Mind.

We will support you every step of the way, with fundraising top tips, resources and materials and a friendly face to encourage you to go to the distance.

Every penny you raise will help us continue our work. So nobody in Essex has to face a mental health problem alone.


Here’s what’s coming up in Spring 2023…


Brighton Marathon 2023

Date: Sunday 02 April 2023

Start Point: Preston Park, Brighton, BN1 6SD

Cost: £30 Registration Fee + £400 Sponsorship

The Brighton Marathon is one of the UK’s favourite 26.2-milers. With a stunning backdrop of the sea in one of the country’s most vibrant cities, the race gets bigger and better every year. Renowned for its buzzing atmosphere and roaring crowd support, the course winds through the city streets, finishing up on the spectacular Brighton seafront.

Register today!


Colchester Stampede 2023

Date: Sunday 14 May 2023

Come and run at Colchester Zoo, home to over 260 species and set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes!

Find out more!


Edinburgh Marathon 2023

Date: Sunday 28 May 2023

Start Point: Edinburgh, EH8 9BL

Cost: £30 Registration Fee + £400 Sponsorship

Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience. The marathon route is one of the fastest in the UK making that elusive personal best a distinct possibility!

The full weekend of events attracts around 30,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support. There are 9 races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races.

Register today!