Join our 28.2 Mile Walking Challenge for Mental Health Awareness Month this May!

In May of 2025, LRMHC will be co-hosting a 5K walk/run with the Tanger Outlet Center to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month and raise funds to support our mission. To kick off the planning process, LRMHC is hosting a virtual walking challenge THIS May 2024 through Facebook. 

In 2023, Mental Health America reported that nearly a third (28.2%) of all adults with a mental illness were not able to receive the treatment they needed. This statistic motivates us here at LRMHC to work even harder in our efforts to de-stigmatize mental health challenges and minimize barriers to accessing mental health care.

We invite you, our greater community of supporters, to join our 28.2 Mile Walking Challenge.

We’ll be walking (running, hiking, rolling, etc.) in an effort to raise funds for our mission – to provide integrated mental and physical health care to children, adults, elders, and their families who are living with – and recovering from – mental illness in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Every mile you move and every dollar you raise will go directly towards better care for people with mental illness here in the Greater Lakes Region.

We all know the positive impact that moving your body can have on your mental health! Please join the Walking Challenge and start making a difference today!


Follow two simple steps to join our 28.2-mile Walking Challenge:

  1. Follow this link to automatically create a fundraiser through Facebook. We take care of all the details for you! Share to your Facebook page and encourage others to donate and/or participate!
  1. Join our 28.2 Mile Walking Challenge Facebook Group to connect with our community, track miles, and learn more about Lakes Region Mental Health Center.


Q: When do I start fundraising?
A: As soon as you sign up! Start fundraising now to maximize your impact. 

Q: Where and when do I walk?
A: Wherever you’d like. Start recording your miles on May 1st. The challenge is live May 1st-31st.

Q: When and how do I log my miles?
A: Post your mileage updates through our 28.2 Mile Walking Challenge Facebook Group. Connect with other community members by sharing photos of your progress and please share stories about your connection to our cause! 

Q: Can I do a different activity?
A: Feel free to participate in whatever way feels meaningful to you! Any activity you are able to do counts towards the challenge.

Other questions?