Get your sweat on and raise funds for mental health at Hawke's Bay Marathon!
Make your run or walk matter at Hawke's Bay Marathon. Choose the Full, Half or 10km. Sweat for charity and let the thousands of Kiwis struggling with mental health issues know that they are not alone. The more money you raise, the more Kiwis in distress we can reach with our life changing resources. So, please, go hard with your fundraising, knowing that every cent raised will make a serious difference. We'll be here to support you every step of the way.
You don't need to be a runner to sign up! There's something for everyone with 42km, 21km and 10km options!
We still need you moving for mental health, so feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org - please let us know how we can help!
*Event listed is not organised or facilitated by the Mental Health Foundation.
How it works
- Set up an online fundraising page and set your fundraising goal.
- Share your page link far and wide to tell the world you're running for mental health and why.
- Don't forget to buy your entry ticket to the event.
- Update your page regularly to keep your friend's and whānau updated with your progress. Their donations are receipted automatically. No hassle, no worries!
Score a free T-shirt
Raise $200 and we'll send you a FREE "I'm sweating for mental health" running T-shirt.
Fundraise with friends
Fundraising is heaps of fun with your friends so set up a team fundraising page and invite your friends to join you.
Let's get started
Set up your fundraising page then head to the event website to purchase your ticket.
Have you got questions about this event or fundraising for mental health? Check out these frequently asked questions or get in touch with the contact form below. We'd love to hear from you.
How do I get fundraising supplies?
Head on over to our Fundraising Store where you'll find a range of free downloadable resources to help promote your fundraising event. We also have a small stock of physical resources available on request. Check it out.
How will the fundraising money be spent?
Your donations help support communities care for each other by contributing to all the work the MHF does. This work covers:
- Suicide prevention and bereavement
- Resource and information services
- Positive mental health promotion
- Policy and advocacy
- The MHF website
- Māori development
Our Key Messages Document provides information on these areas, as well as other key facts and tips on how to talk about fundraising for mental health in a safe and supportive way.
Help us improve the wellbeing of Kiwis
Thanks to your generosity, we can
Around 1 in 5 of us will experience a mental health problem this year
Nearly 50% of us will experience a mental illness in our lifetime
Our youth suicide rate is the highest of 41 OECD countries