For the first time, the event included an “almost” 5k option, embracing the spirit of Mind’s #notperfect mental health campaign, for those who preferred a gentler challenge.
This inclusive running event welcomed participants of all abilities and ages, aiming to raise awareness of the positive connection between physical and mental health while raising essential funds for Guernsey Mind. The event was a great opportunity for people to talk about mental health, especially as it was also World Suicide Prevention Day.
Both runs started and ended at the KGV Playing Fields with Pete Amy the first man to finish and Vanessa King the first woman home.
All entrants received a t-shirt or running vest and an edible medal provided by local Guernsey company, The Biscuit Box.
Investec’s zebbie also made an appearance encouraging participants over the finish line.
We were thrilled with the turnout and success of the Guernsey Mind fun run this year. It was fantastic to see so many runners and walkers taking part. Some of our staff joined in the run, while others helped marshal, hand out medals or indeed became our zebra mascot. We all had a wonderful time and the feedback from participants has been brilliant. Congratulations to Guernsey Mind for their fundraising efforts.