Some walk half the way, others are on their twentieth marathon. We run together. It’s not seconds and miles, it’s connections made and obstacles overcome. We’ve all been through shit. We run through shit too. Because running gives the biggest highs and helps us take the lows in our stride.
Got a London Marathon 2020 place?
If you’ve got a London Marathon 2020 ballot place, we’d love to have you on board Team CALM! There’s loads of reasons to run with us – you’ll find more than a few on this page. Join us and be part of the runners crew preventing suicide every day.
The 600+ strong CALM Runners crew combines a Facebook group with IRL meetups. Our crew share training tips, failures and successes, and support and inspire each other through the ups and downs. With friendly folk of all abilities and supportive mentors covering everything from diet to recovery.
Running can relieve stress, decrease anxiety, and help with symptoms of depression. Paul Plowman hated running, but was hoodwinked by his mates into the London Marathon to see if it might help his mental health. Spoiler: it did.
“We leave our egos at home and talk about everything under the sun, from things worrying us, to things we’re excited about.” Run4Rene are the crew supporting themselves, their mates and CALM with weekly runs around East London.
Thousands of our supporters use sport and exercise to not only raise awareness and funds for CALM, but to look after their mind and body and inspire others to do the same. We teamed up with online fitness brand Level Fitness to explore the link between fitness and mental health.
We’re Official Charity Partner for BRIGHTON MARATHON 2020 and it’ll be the biggest year yet. It’s arguably the most fun marathon in the UK with a stunning seaside route and warm, welcoming atmosphere. We had 124 runners in 2019. How about 300 this year? Tell your mates…
20p out of every pound raised to fund our life-saving helpline comes from people running for CALM. This year we’re now averaging two suicides prevented every day. Last year we prevented 675 suicides and 65 lives were saved in January 2019 alone. A massive part of this is down to those who #RunCALM. Join the crew saving lives daily…