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My name is Karen Bourne; I started The 29 Challenge on 1st October 2017 with the ambition of taking part in 29 running events over the course of a year to raise £29,000 for Mind – The Mental Health Charity. I wanted to do something positive that would raise awareness about the importance of looking after our own mental health, alongside our physical health, and also being there for others.

With the first year completed, on 1st October 2018, The 29 Challenge entered year ‘2’ and a commitment to take part in ‘9’ challenges – the running continued to raise funds and raise awareness. Year 3 is now underway and others are also joining the challenge.

Thank you for visiting, for supporting and for promoting The 29 Challenge.

Together we can all make a difference.

With thanks and best wishes,


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