We’re excited to launch our first ever Mental Elf 5km event!

Mental Elf is a festive family fun run which focuses on bringing people together to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing. It promotes the benefits of physical activity, connecting with people and doing something to help others whilst fundraising for Birmingham Mind.

Take part in our 5km family fun run at Cannon Hill Park

You can choose to walk, jog, skip or run the 5km park run route. The event is open to all ages and abilities, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Discounts are available for family and group/corporate teams. Elf fancy dress is very much encouraged!

Sign up to take part!

If you’re just as excited as us then you can get signed up NOW and take advantage of our current “Eager Elf” discounted tickets which will be available until 5pm on Friday 6th October.

Ticket price includes

- Registration and running number

- Pre event warm up

- Mental Elf 2023 Medal for all finishers

- Goody bag

The location

The Mental Elf fun run will take place in Cannon Hill Park, starting and finishing near the band stand.


Whilst fundraising isn’t compulsory for this event, we would encourage each person taking part to reach a target of £20. The more money you raise, the more people Birmingham Mind can help.

If you wish to ask family, friends or colleagues for sponsorship, you can set up your Just Giving Page here: justgiving.com/campaign/birminghammindmentalelf2023

For find out more information, please visit our website or email [email protected] 

Finally, we want to say a big thank you to Lancashire Mind who created he original concept of Mental Elf. We are super excited to introduce this event to Birmingham!