Mental Elf Festive Fun Run 2023

Mid and North Powys Mind is very excited to launch it’s very first ‘Mental Elf’ 5km fun run/walk event!

Sunday 3rd December 2023 – Dolerw Park, Newtown

Race start at 11am (registration opens at 9.30am).

Event details

The event is open to all abilities and ages. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Parking, refreshments and raffle available on-site along with Santa and his Grotto.


Everyone that completes the course will get a medal.

There will be additional prizes for: 1st man, 1st woman, 1st junior 11-16 female, 1st junior 11-16 male, 1st child under 11 female, first child under 11 male, best dressed adult, best dressed child and best dressed pet.


Buy your ticket now for both the race and Santa’s Grotto:

Our Challenge

We are hoping to raise £2,500 – every pound we raise brings us closer to achieving better mental health and wellbeing for everyone in mid and north Powys.

£30 could enable us to deliver one session of counselling.
£250 could enable us to deliver a 3 wk on-line Stress and Anxiety Management course.
£375 could provide up to 10 sessions of specialist one-to-one mental health support.


How to Join in

Sponsorship Form:
You can download a copy of our sponsorship form here: Sponsorship Form 2023

Local Giving:
Local Giving is an easy way to fundraise for the local causes you love. It’s easy to setup a page and you can connect it to our appeal.  It’s easy for donors to support you and LocalGiving handles the gift aid as well which helps us even more.

Our appeal on Local Giving is here:

And if you would like to setup your own Local Giving page to collect donations, you can find full instructions on LocalGiving here:

Anyone that raises over £100 will get a certificate, sent after the event.

The route

Dolerw Park, Newtown (SY16 2NZ)
The fun run/walk will start and finish by the Hafan yr Afon building, which is at the top of Newtown Bus Station and Back Land Car Park.

The route will follow the route used by Newtown Park Run.

Click on the map for more information.

To find out more

Contact Jo and Betty via
Or phone 01597 824411

Thank you to Lancashire Mind who created the original concept of Mental Elf.