Run a 10km, half or full marathon for Mental Health at Queenstown Marathon 2019!
Get your sweat on and raise funds for mental health at the Queenstown Marathon 2019! Join our team to show your support and aroha for Kiwis living with mental health problems right now. With more than half of us experiencing a mental health problem in our lifetimes, every dollar raised helps us boost the wellbeing of people across Aotearoa and makes sure no one has to face tough times alone.
Arguably one of the world’s most beautiful marathons, the course is set between the Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges and takes in the Queenstown Lakes and gardens. You don’t need to be a runner to sign up to join the team either! You can run or walk whatever distance best suits you, with a full marathon, half marathon and 10 km course on offer.
Join our team to show your support and aroha for Kiwis living with mental health problems right now.
With more than half of us experiencing a mental health problem in our lifetime, every dollar raised helps us boost the wellbeing of people across Aotearoa and makes sure no one has to face tough times alone. One in 5 kiwis will experience a mental health problem this year, and the Mental Health Foundation are NZ's only nationwide mental health charity.
Support for you!
If this is your first time joining our team don't worry, we'll give you heaps of support along the way and lots of incentives to help you reach your target! We will give you:
- An 'I'm sweating for mental health' running t-shirt when you raise $200 as a reminder that what you're doing is also benefitting your own mental health and wellbeing.
- A fundraising how-to-guide and regular tips from your very own fundraising trainer and lots of support to get you over the finish line.
- An opportunity to join our running events community and be part of the wider Mental Health Foundation team.
Help us improve the wellbeing of Kiwis
With 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
The money you fundraise will allow us to provide people with free information, resources and campaigns covering the A-Z of mental health and wellbeing topics. It will also help us advocate for helpful and hopeful policies and services for people living with mental illness.
Meet some of our fundraisers
People from all walks of life and all fitness levels join our fundraising events to show their support.
"Mental health is a major issue in New Zealand, with 1 in 5 kiwi's suffering. I'm inspired by the work of The Mental Health Foundation of NZ and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in the Half Marathon."
"We will be running to raise money for the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation, but more importantly our mission through this journey is to raise awareness surrounding mental health, and mental health issues."
"What I have been through inspired me to run the Marathon this year for the Mental Health Foundation of NZ. While I was running this year that’s what keep me going. A cause so close to my heart and one I am proud to support."
"Hope you will help and support me with a great cause for many New Zealanders. There is always someone you know who is battling a very private fight but I want you to know you are not alone and you really matter"
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