Pavements have been pounded, streets criss-crossed, and a multitude of miles amassed, as walkers, runners and cyclists across the country again combined to make Support in Mind Scotland's 100 Streets Challenge a great experience.

The 2018 Challenge, which was original scheduled to run from 2 April to World Mental Health Day on 10 October, was extended by popular demand, and drew to a close on 31 October, but the good news is that the Challenge will be back bigger and better in 2019. Registration for next year's challenge will open in January, so please watch this space for updates.

Colin Leslie, Fundraising Manager for SiMS said: "This year's 100 Streets Challenge again fired people's imaginations and we have been bowled over by the fantastic response we have received from our supporters.

"More than 200 people of all ages took part across Scotland and beyond, raising mental health awareness and more than £7,000 for our mental health services, with money still coming in. We are hugely grateful to every person who took part or supported the campaign in any way. 

"I would also like to especially thank our charity ambassadors for their support, particularly Scott and Jenny Hastings, Gary Little and Marius Pelser, as well as footballer David Weatherston, who kindly helped us launch the Challenge this year during a trip back to Scotland from his new home in Norway."

The 100 Streets Challenge calls on people to either walk, run or cycle 100 streets in their community, and once again we have seen some innovative and original approaches. As we did in 2017, we will be announcing several award winners later this month in recognition of some of the exceptional efforts by our supporters.

Thank you to everyone who took part this year, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, and we hope you will be back to repeat the experience in 2019.

  • If you would like any further information about the 100 Streets Challenge or would like to share your feedback on this year's Challenge please call us on 0131 662 4359 or email us at: [email protected]