FROM 1 May to 31 October, 2017 Support in Mind Scotland is challenging you to run, cycle or walk 100 streets to raise mental health awareness by taking part in our 100 STREETS CHALLENGE. Click on our short info video below to learn more.

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

Pick your own day, 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 www.100streetschallenge.com and you can sign-up by emailing us at: 100streets@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

Scotland and British Lions rugby great Scott Hastings led a successful pilot campaign in 2016. Joggers, walkers and cyclists across Scotland took part, and Scott - a charity ambassador for Support in Mind Scotland - is backing the campaign again in 2017. "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 this year’s 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?
From 1 May to 31 October. 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 HERE

How do I register?
Registration is free and can be done by emailing us at 100streets@supportinmindscotland.org.uk, by visiting our website www.100streetschallenge.com 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 pledges to make a minimum donation of £10 or raises the same amount in sponsorship will qualify for a 100 Streets Challenge T-shirt.

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. Medals 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 www.100streetschallenge.com


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