Mental Elf is a 5K family fun run that will be taking place on November 26th at 11am (registration opens at 10am) in the beautiful grounds of Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire. The event will be full of festive fun while raising much needed funds for your local mental health charity, Derbyshire Mind.
What is Mental Elf?
Mental Elf is a family friendly fun run and is a ticketed fundraising event hosted by Derbyshire Mind.
What better way to kick off the festive season than to don an elf costume and raise money for your local Mental Health charity, Derbyshire Mind? Fancy dress isn’t essential but is encouraged! We will be running several competitions on the day including best dressed pet and best dressed elf. We are giving you plenty of notice to get your costumes ready and can’t wait to see what you come up with.
The day will be full of festive cheer for all the family. The circular 5k route is perfect for families (dogs welcome!) and is accessible to all, you can run, walk, or even skip in true elf style if that takes your fancy. The event is open to all abilities and ages, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Further Ways to support Derbyshire Mind…
The profit from all tickets sold will go to Derbyshire Mind, however if you wanted to support Derbyshire Mind further, why not set-up a fundraising page and ask family and friends to sponsor you? We would be really grateful! You can set-up a Just Giving Page here: https://www.derbyshiremind.org.uk/how-to-set-up-your-justgiving-fundraising-page/
Date: Sunday 26th November
Location: Elvaston Castle, Derbyshire
Race Registration: 10am
Race Start: 11am
Distance : 5 KM
Dress code: Festive fancy dress is encouraged!
Competitions: There will be competitions on the day for best dressed Elves, more info on categories coming soon…
Is there parking on site?
Yes, there is a pay and display car park with ample parking.
Are there toilets?
There is a toilet block near the start and finish line and other facilities around the site.
Are spectators allowed?
Absolutely, the more the merrier. Elvaston Castle is a great site and there is plenty to do while the runners are on the course.
Will there be food available?
There will be a small treat for all race finishers, alternatively, there is a café on site.
What if the weather is bad?
Our aim is that the event will go ahead rain or shine, we will only cancel if there is an extreme weather warning.
Do I have to get sponsorship?
Not at all, it’s the taking part that counts, however if you did want to help us raise additional funds for Derbyshire Mind and ask family and friends to sponsor you, we would be incredibly grateful!
Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable.
Can’t find the answer to your question? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, we want to say a big thank you to Lancashire Mind who created the original concept of Mental Elf. We are super excited to introduce this event at Derbyshire Mind!