About the event

Get in the festive mood by being part of The 12 Miles of Christmas with Rethink Mental Illness!

Starting on 1st December, you have until Christmas Day to complete your 12 miles in any number of festive ways.

Don't worry - there's no need to get the running gear out (unless you want to). You can get The 12 Miles of Christmas done by chucking on a Christmas jumper, getting out for a walk, delivering cards, or even shopping for last-minute presents. Sign up and we'll send you lots of ideas on how you can get your miles done, in as Christmassy a way as possible!

It’s an excuse for you to have a bit of fun in the lead up to Christmas Day and raise money to support people severely affected by mental illness. Complete the challenge individually, or with a group of friends, family members or colleagues, and either tackle the 12 miles in one go or break it down over the duration of the event.

When you sign up you will have a GivePenny online giving page set up automatically so all the money you raise will go directly to supporting people living with mental illness.

The details

Date: 1-25 December 2022
Location: Anywhere
Cost: No registration fee
Target: Raise what you can but we recommend a minimum of £150

Who are Rethink Mental Illness?

We’re Rethink Mental Illness and we’re on a mission to bring about meaningful change, through our services, groups and groundbreaking campaigns. We know, from our vast experience, that people severely affected by mental illness can have a good quality of life. With your support, we will make that possible.

How will your money support us?

Every penny you raise for us will help empower those severely affected by mental illness. Through our network of support groups, services and helplines, last year we reached: 


You can find out more about our work by visiting our vision and impact page

How we'll support you

  • Free Rethink Mental Illness t-shirt if you raise over £100
  • Tips and advice on your fundraising and how to set up your 12 Miles of Christmas

Sign up now

Join our 12 Miles of Christmas festive fundraiser and make a difference
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