mental elf 5k fun run

Lancashire Mind Annual Fundraiser

Mental Elf is our annual 5k Fun Run with the emphasis on fun! It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned runner or prefer a stroll in the park, the event is for everyone. Whether you want to run, skip, hop or jog your way across the finish line we really appreciate your help in raising vital funds that allow us to continue doing what we do.

Lancashire Mind’s vision is mental wellbeing for all; we want everyone in Lancashire to be aware of and know how to improve their wellbeing. Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety. An active lifestyle not only keeps our bodies healthy, but makes us feel good too! By taking part in Mental Elf, people boost their own wellbeing as well as helping other people across Lancashire.

Mental Elf 2017 takes place on Sunday 3rd December at Witton Park in Blackburn.
Register your place now!

This Elf Can!

We were thrilled that Mental Elf 2016, which took place on 4th December, raised over £8,000! This is an amazing amount but this year we want to aim even higher and raise at least £10,000 to help us continue to support those across Lancashire living with a mental health condition and towards achieving mental wellbeing for all.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved, donated to and supported the 2016 event; proving that #thiselfcan! We hope to see you again at Mental Elf 2017 on Sunday 3rd December.

If you’ve not participated in Mental Elf before, here are a few of the photos from Mental Elf 2016 to give you a flavour of the fun and friendly event. If you want to know more before signing up, read our Frequently Asked Questions.


Mental Elf 2017 Hoodies are now on sale.

You can pre-order them here for £20 and collect them on the day. Otherwise there will be a limited number available to purchase on the day for £25. Pre-order to avoid disappointment.

Mental Elf Marketplace

At Mental Elf 2016, we introduced a festive market place; an opportunity for participants, their family and friends to get a warm drink, a festive snack and browse some wonderful stalls selling local products. The market is open before, during and after the run so there is plenty of time for everyone to have a look around.

We are excited to offer local businesses and crafts people, the opportunity to have a stall at the fantastic price of £20, which goes directly to Lancashire Mind. We won’t ask for any further contribution, therefore any profit you make on the day is yours.

Register your market stall now. There are 30 stalls available so book soon to avoid disappointment. If you’d like to discuss your stall before booking or have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact our Fundraising Coordinator by emailing

illustrated elves running