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The Great York Walk

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Saturday 3rd June 2023

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Entry fee £25

Support mental health

Raise money for Mentally Fit York

Walk around York to transform mental health

Sign up for the 25 mile walking challenge taking place on the Saturday 3rd June 2023 to raise funds for desperately needed mental health research and initiatives to transform mental health for everyone.

Participation is open to everyone, including students, staff, alumni and members of the public. We encourage all of our walkers to challenge themselves to take on the entire Great York Walk route which is 25miles/40km, however for those who would prefer a shorter route we also have 6.25miles/10km and 12.5miles/20km options.

We ask that every walker taking on the full route fundraise a minimum of £250 for Mentally Fit York, through our dedicated fundraising platform YuStart.

Sign up today

As a person who struggles with mental health as well, I thought that this is an amazing opportunity to fundraise for a cause that has a special place for me while also doing something that I enjoy (walking).

A Great York Walker, 2022

Mentally Fit York

Mentally Fit York improves mental health and wellbeing in many forms, reaching out from the University to the city's communities and beyond.

Thanks to our incredible Great York Walkers, funding is now already in place to support a range of mental health initiatives, including supporting the work of the newly launched Institute of Mental Health Research at York.

Find out more

If you’re interested in getting involved and have any further questions, contact The Great York Walk team at