THE RUNNING BUG - World Mental Health Day Challenge

1 in 4 people suffers from a mental health problem in the UK every year. Mental health such as anxiety and depression can lead to other issues such as alcohol and drug abuse, self-harm, and even suicide.

Research has proven that exercise such as running walking and jogging can help relieve some of the strains and struggles of mental health issues. This is why we invite you to join us in our first ever World Mental Health Day virtual challenge to support the great work charities are doing and to spread awareness of this condition.

£2 of every entrant fee will go to a charity that helps mental health.

WHAT'S INVOLVED?
Run, walk or jog any distance on World Mental Health Day (10th October 2021).
Distances accepted: 5k, 10k, 10 miles, half marathon, full marathon, and ultra.
We also accept evidence from treadmill activities. Simply take a screenshot of your activity on your app, on your watch, or take a photo of the display panel on your treadmill.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?
All participants will receive a beautiful white aluminum medal with a plain colour ribbon for their achievement.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY CHALLENGE?
Once you have completed your challenge, simply go to our website and upload a screenshot of your activity on our secure submission form here. Once your evidence has been sent, you should be redirected to a confirmation page. Then that's it! Your medal should arrive within 10 working days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
We do accept entries from overseas participants. However, please note that is an extra charge to cover postage costs. In the event that a resident with a non-UK address purchases a standard UK entry, then we reserve the right to refuse the entry and refund in full.

PRIZE DRAW
Every person who enters this challenge will be included in a prize draw where you could win running goodies such as an exercise smartwatch, Bluetooth earphones, and other running merchandise. We will contact you if you are successful.

FAQ
What happens if I sign up for this challenge but then can't do it?
No problem. We understand that sometimes life gets in the way of your plans. If you find that you have signed up for one of our races then decide not to participate, we would be happy to defer your place onto another race at the same value. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds unless it is under special circumstances at the discretion of management.

How do I send you my evidence?
Submitting your evidence is really easy. Simply take a screenshot of your activity from your mobile and visit our secure submission form at https://the-running-bug.com/submit-your-evidence/ where you can upload your file. This will be emailed to us. We accept evidence from all activity apps including Strava, Garmin, Fitbit, etc. Once you have sent your evidence, you should be redirected to a confirmation page.

How long does it take to receive my medal?
Once your medal has been posted, you will receive another email to confirm. We aim to post your medals within 7 days of the conclusion of the event. All medals are sent second class by Royal Mail delivery. Medals sent to an address outside the UK can take longer.
We do not take any responsibility for the loss or damage of medals in transit.
What happens if I don't receive my medal?
Sometimes items do get damaged or lost in the postal system. Unfortunately, we don’t have any control over this. However, we appreciate this can be frustrating and disappointing not receiving your medal. If in the event that you have not received a medal within 14 days after the event, please contact us with a photo of the damaged medal if appropriate and we will send a replacement medal for free. If in the event we do not have any replacement medals, we would be happy to transfer your place onto another race at no additional charges to you.

Do you ship medals overseas?
Yes we do. However, please be aware that non-UK entries incur a higher charge to cover extra administrative and postage costs. If a non-UK resident purchases a UK entry, The Running Bug reserves the right to refuse entry.

The details ...

  • Max' Entrants

    100
  • Close

    09/10/2021
  • Min' Age

    18 yrs

Organiser T&C's

By purchasing a place on one of our virtual races, you declare that you are medically fit to run and have consulted a medical practitioner if you have any underlying health conditions which may affect you when involved in endurance activities.

Entrants run at their own risk. The Running Bug cannot take any responsibility for any injuries, accidents or any other incidents which occur during our virtual challenges. Refunds will be given for cancelled events, and refunds can also be given at our discretion for other reasons. We do reserve the right to refuse any refund request. We allow transfers to other virtual challenges which we host which are of the same value. Please contact us by email within 7 days prior to the closing date of an event should you wish to transfer. Any requests after this time will not be accepted.

The Running Bug reserves the right to cancel an event or refuse an entry at short notice.

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THE RUNNING BUG - World Mental Health Day Challenge

  • UK Entry £12.00
  • Non-UK Entry £17.00