100 STREETS CHALLENGE
Run, cycle or walk 100 streets. Mental health is important to us all. 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year and 1 in 100 of us will suffer from a serious mental illness. This is a great way to improve not only your mental wellbeing but your physical health. Exercising by running, walking or cycling can help to release those all-important endorphins, relieve stress and clear your head.
It’s an opportunity to get out, explore and see what lies beyond your doorstep. Take on the 100 Streets Challenge on your own, with a friend, or as part of a group. Be creative and use your imagination when creating your own route. Typically, we find the distance works out between 6 and 9 miles. It’s not a race. It’s all about having fun and helping yourself to feel well. Maybe stop for a cuppa, a chat and a well-deserved cake along the way.
Taking part is absolutely free, but any money you raise through donations and sponsorship will help deliver vital mental health services in Scotland. Don’t be shy! Tell us how you got on: share your efforts, pictures and stories on social media. So get on your trainers or cycling helmet and start your fitness one street at a time.