Mental Elf Run 2019

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Our Mental Elf Fun Run returns!
 A woodland run with an 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. South East and Central Essex Mind’s vision is mental wellbeing for all: we want everyone in our part of Essex 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 it makes us feel good too! By taking part in the Mental Elf Run, people boost their own wellbeing as well as helping others across South East Essex. The Mental elf run will take place on Saturday 7th December at Belfair’s Woods in Leigh-on-Sea.

You can sign up for the 2019 Mental Elf Fun Run here



The event is on Saturday 7th December. Public registration starts at 9am. The pre-run warm-up commences at 10.10am outside the Belfair’s Woodland Centre and the run starts promptly at 10.30am.


This is a trail run and the woods are likely to be muddy so please wear appropriate footwear and bring something warm to put on at the end of the run. Dogs are welcome to join in the fun!

All runners will get a registration pack at the start and a goodie bag at the finish line. We will be giving out wooden medals to all runners Refreshments will be available to purchase from the Woodland Centre Cafe or you are welcome to bring your own. We will also have a raffle during the event with the chance to purchase tickets all morning.

Runners can also enter our fancy dress competition!

Prizes available for the:


** Best dressed adult **

** Best dressed child **

** Best dressed dog **


South East and Central Essex Mind rely on donations so we can provide vital services to support mental health and save lives. We encourage runners to raise sponsorship as individuals or teams.

Set up your fundraising page here:








We are in need of volunteers to help make this event a success - if you are able to give any time, please get in touch. No previous experience needed!


We want this event to be ecologically-friendly and it is essential we protect our local woodlands. Water will be available but we are encouraging people to bring their own to reduce the amount of plastic waste we produce. 









This year’s warm up will be run by Energie Fitness who have also kindly sponsored our event.

Énergie take pride in helping members achieve their fitness goals, building and developing each individual club to offer an excellent level of service and all the tools you need for success – all within a fun and empowering environment.

Énergie Fitness empower people to transform their lives.


Our Mental Elf Fun Run stickers have been kindly sponsored and produced by Edge Stickers.

Edge Stickers is a leading manufacturer of full colour vinyl stickers and labels, supplying both individuals and businesses across the UK. Established in 1987, they have over 30 years of experience manufacturing custom and personalised stickers, delivering high-impact and powerful visual communication solutions, point of sale display and a nearly endless variety of bespoke printed signs, banners, posters, hangers, stands, dispensers and self adhesive stickers and graphics.

To order yours visit

Thank you Énergie and Edge Stickers! 

Image from our 2018 Mental Elf Run.


Please be aware we will be filming and snapping photos and taking lots of ‘Elfies’ throughout the day. If you are not happy for any pictures you are featured in to be used on social media, in press releases or further publications please see the staff at the registration desk to withdraw your photo consent.

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