Support in Mind Scotland invites you to run, cycle or walk 100 streets to raise mental health awareness by taking part in our annual flagship campaign - the 100 STREETS CHALLENGE.

The challenge is FREE and you can register now HERE

The campaign, which has enjoyed great success in 2017 and 2018, is back bigger and even better in 2019 and will run from 1 April to World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

Click on our short info video below to learn more about the 100 Streets Challenge.

The aim of the campaign is simple: to raise mental health awareness, raise vital funds for Support in Mind Scotland’s mental health services across the country and to promote good physical and mental health. 

Pick your own dates, plan and map your own route then complete the free challenge on your own, with a friend or as part of a group. We have set up our own dedicated website for the challenge at where you can learn more about what's involved and sign up when registration re-opens in 2019.

Scotland and British Lions rugby great Scott Hastings and his wife Jenny, both ambassadors for Support in Mind Scotland, have led the campaign since it piloted in 2016.

Joggers, walkers and cyclists of all ages across Scotland and beyond have taken part, and Scott is backing the campaign again. "This is such a simple thing to do and can make such a difference. It’s a great campaign," said Scott. "Get involved in it and help people improve their mental health.”

Get involved and help people improve their mental health
  • Scott Hastings

Mental health is important to us all. Each year, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health issue and 1 in 100 will suffer from a serious mental illness. Keeping physically active can play a key role in improving mental wellbeing and some of the great ways to do so include walking, running, cycling or jogging.

Colin Leslie, Support in Mind Scotland's Fundraising Manager, said: “We want to involve as many people of all ages and fitness levels in the 100 Streets Challenge. It’s a great way to improve your physical and mental wellbeing and see what lies beyond your doorstep.”

How does it work?...

What is the purpose of the Challenge?
To involve as many people as we can in promoting good physical and mental health and to raise funds and awareness for frontline mental health services in Scotland.

When does the Challenge take place?
The Challenge will run between 1 April and 10 October 2019. Pick the day/s that work for you.

How much does it cost?
Taking part in the 100 Streets Challenge is absolutely FREE. If you would like to make a donation or collect sponsorship to support our mental health services please visit our campaign donation page at:   

How do I register?
Registration is free and can be done by emailing us at [email protected], by visiting our website or by calling us on 0131 662 4359.

What comprises a 'Street’?
A street is a public road in any city, town or village.

Do I have to travel the entire length of the street?
No, to ‘tick off’ a street we suggest a minimum distance of 10 metres (33 feet). 

How long is 100 streets?
Typically, we have found that 100 streets can range between 6 and 10 miles, although it depends if you want to take in specific landmarks on your route or concentrate on built-up areas. We want the challenge to be as flexible as possible – so be as creative as you wish.

Do I need to train for the Challenge?
The Challenge is open and accessible to individuals or groups of all ages and fitness levels.  It is not a race, so please do it a pace you are comfortable with. You could even do it in fancy dress if you wish!

Do I have to complete 100 Streets in one go?
The challenge to runners and cyclists is to complete 100 Streets in one day, but some walkers may wish to complete the route over a number of days. We can provide you with a log-book to tick off or write down the streets as you go.

How long will it take?
It is NOT a race. One of our groups ran their way round 50 streets, refuelled with some tea, coffee and bacon rolls, then completed their challenge after being fed and watered.

How can I plan my run, is there an App?
There are popular mapping devices such as MapMyRun or Strava, or you could go ‘old school’ and opt for a traditional street map.

How do I get a T Shirt?
Anyone who registers and undertakes the Challenge will qualify for a 100 Streets Challenge T-shirt and a certificate. If you raise or donate a minimum of £10, you will receive our 100 Streets Challenge medal, and anyone able to raise a minimum of £100 will receive an additional Goody Bag, including technical running shirt, sweatbands and water bottle .

Can I start a 100 Streets group?
Absolutely. The groups who trialled the challenge for us found it great fun chatting to their fellow runners and walkers along the route.

Can I do the challenge alone?
Again, it’s a yes! Some people find walking, running or cycling alone good for mindfulness.

Do I get a certificate/medal?
Anyone who registers and successfully completes the challenge will receive a commemorative certificate. Anyone who pledges to raise or donates a minimum of £10 will also receive their 100 Streets T-shirt and a medal.

Extra prizes will be presented at the end of the campaign for:

·      best individual or group sponsorship effort,

·      most creative route

·      best social media campaign.

To find out more, visit

A short video from when we first road-tested the 100 Streets Challenge in 2016...