Please join us for our exciting programme of wellbeing events for our runners in the lead-up to the Hackney Half! For our second event, we look forward to welcoming extreme marathon runner and Mind CHWF fundraising extraordinaire, Allie Bailey, for a talk & Q&A about her incredible experience with running and mental health.

All events will take place at our offices on 8 - 10 Tudor Rd, just off Mare St in Hackney. If you're signed up for a Hackney Half Marathon place with us, come along to get the most out of your experience, and meet your fellow Mind team members!

If you're interested in running and mindfulness, come along to find out more! The events are free for any runners signed up to fundraise with us for the Hackney Half and £5 for people who aren't. All are welcome - please RSVP here if you would like to come!


Wednesday 25th April 6:30-8pm

Relentless Forward Progress: Running For Mental Health Talk and Q&A with Allie Bailey

Allie Bailey is running ALL the races in 2018 to raise £3000 for Mind CHWF. She broke a record this year as one of just two women to ever cross a 100-mile length of a frozen lake in Mongolia. This is just one of the 20 ultra-events and marathons that she will participate in this year.
After suffering a severe mental breakdown last year, Allie said: “I’ve suffered with depression for 10 years, and Mind are a charity I completely believe in.”
Allie is a passionate advocate for running as therapy. She admits that when she runs, “all the darkness just drops out of the bottom of [her] feet.”

You can find out more about Allie's fundraising journey on her fundraising page, and more about her Mongolia run in particular in this article.

Her talk promises to be a fascinating insight into the world of extreme running. We look forward to hearing more about her adventures!
Wednesday 9th May 6:30-8pm

Marathon hype event: More Mindfulness for Runners & Running Vest pick up

Come along to the last event just 11 days before the big race! Miia’s final session will give you advice on focussing on race day and how to mindfully prepare yourself for any unexpected events or stresses.

You can also come along and pick up your running vest.
Please RSVP here, so we have an idea of numbers. 
We can't wait to see you!