The next #RunAndTalk event will take place between Saturday 27th January and Friday 2nd February 2018. Click here for more information


#runandtalk is an England Athletics campaign supported by Mind, the Mental Health charity, to improve mental wellbeing through running by:

  • getting people talking about mental health, sharing their experiences and removing stigma
  • raising awareness of mental health problems
  • supporting people experiencing mental health problems to start, return to and continue running

Twice a year we’re asking people to get out for a jog or run with friends, family or colleagues and have a chat to support Time to Talk Day and World Mental Health Day.   Click here to find out more about #runandtalk


World Mental Health Day & #RunAndTalk

The next #runandtalk events will be held between Saturday 27th January to Friday 2nd February 2018.

England Athletics Clubs and RunTogether Groups are encouraged to set up a #runandtalk Organised Run.  Below is some useful information to help you set up a #runandtalk Organised Run.

#runandtalk organised runs can only be organised an England Athletics partner, affiliated club or RunTogether Group. They MUST be led by a UKA qualified leader or coach. Other people can organise their own runs (a group of friends, colleagues, family members, etc) - they just won’t be listed on the event page list of organised runs for the general public to join.

Organising a #RunAndTalk run

  • Runs can be a regular club or group run or something additional to your usual activity.
  • Runs must take place between Saturday 27th January and Friday 2nd February 2018 (Time to Talk Day is on Thursday 1st February).
  • Runs must be at least 1 mile long but otherwise can be any distance of your choice.  Runs can include routes with various distances (e.g. a 1 mile run and a 5 mile run).  Runs can include walking, jogging and/or running.
  • Clubs/groups can specify age restrictions of their choice but the minimum age must be 12 years (accompanied by a parent or guardian) or 16 years (unaccompanied).
  •  Organised runs should be open to anyone including people that are not a member of your club or group. They should be suitable for all abilities to take part including new runners.

Registering a #RunAndTalk run

  • Once you've organised a run register it here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RunAndTalk
  • If your group or club is registered with RunTogether please also set up a #RunAndTalk run so that people can book in to your run.
    If you are not registered with RunTogether and would like to advertise your event, click here for instructions.
  • Organised runs can be registered from 2nd January to 25th January, however organised runs registered by Thursday 18th January will receive 20 free #RunAndTalk wristbands to help promote their event.

Promoting a #RunAndTalk run

  • Organised runs will be promoted nationally in England Athletics and RunTogether news and social media from Friday 19th January.
  • Registered organised runs will be provided with a publicity pack including tips for marketing and promoting your event, template promotional poster and template press release to promote their runs (optional).
  • Please use #RunAndTalk on social media when promoting your run(s).