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The Great York Walk 2023

Posted on 5 June 2023

The Great York Walk 2023 raises £10,000 for Mentally Fit York

group shot of the Great York Walk participants

The Great York Walk 2023 raises £10,000 for Mentally Fit York

The University of York launched The Great York Walk in 2019 to support the Mentally Fit York fund in order to raise money to promote good mental health among the city's communities and beyond. 2023 was only the third time the walk was able to take place in York, with two years of virtual walks during the coronavirus lockdowns.

On Saturday 3rd June 2023, 52 alumni, staff, students, and friends of the University joined together to take on The Great York Walk 2023. It was a brilliant day, with participants walking 10km, 20km or the full 40km (25 mile) route! The weather was perfect, and there was a great community of walkers, who enjoyed exploring the wonderful city of York in a new way. 

Together we raised an amazing £10,000 for Mentally Fit York. 

This will support on the ground initiatives and groundbreaking research to improve mental health in York and beyond. 

Thank you so much to all of our walkers and to everyone who supported them. The Great York Walk will be back in 2024 on Saturday 18th May!