Challenge Events

It was an amazing day...what really kept me going was the incredible sponsorship from so many friends, family and colleagues who all wanted to play their part in supporting our work here at Mentor.

- Michael O'Toole, Chief Executive (Royal Parks Half 2015)


For the past two years, Team Mentor has conquered the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, joining 16,000 runners on a beautiful race through three of Her Majesty's Royal Parks - Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James Park - to raise money and awareness for the important work we and our partners do.

Last year, we set ourselves a new challenge as well, inviting our supporters to take on the Great British 10k, often hailed as "the world's greatest road race route!"

In 2015, our runners raised almost £3,000 for Mentor and ran a collective distance of 79 miles!

In 2016, challenge event participants raised more than £3,700 through two events.

Scroll down for details of our 2017 events:


The British 10k - Sunday 10th July 2017

Runners will once again be racing their way past world-famous landmarks in the heart of Central London on the world's greatest road race. Will you join us?

We have six places available on Team Mentor for the British 10k.

The suggested fundraising goal for this event is £250 per runner.


#RunTheCapital with Team Mentor - register your interest today.

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The Royal Parks Half - Sunday 8th October 2017

This stunning half marathon takes in London's iconic landmarks as well as four of London's eight Royal Parks - Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens. 2017 marks 10 years since the Royal Parks Half began - celebrate with us by taking on this exciting and picturesque challenge.

We have five places available on Team Mentor for the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon.

The suggested fundraising goal for this event is £500 per runner.


Celebrate #10yearsrunning with Team Mentor - register your interest today.



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Fundraising for Mentor enables us to deliver effective alcohol and drug prevention in more schools and communities, building more children and young people's resilience and ensuring a future generation that is equipped to thrive in the modern world.

All our runners receive:

  • guidance and help setting up their fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving;
  • continued support throughout their training period;
  • customised Mentor running vests and accessories;
  • on-the-day encouragement from Mentor staff and supporters.


Contact us

To enter an event on behalf of Mentor, please email


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