Meet your need for Movement and Achievement, without even leaving the house!

Join the Virtual Everest Challenge, and raise money for mental health in your county by tackling the stairs a couple of (hundred) times a day.

It takes 44,256 steps to climb Mount Everest (the highest point on Earth), but don’t worry – you have 12 weeks to complete the task!

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Follow in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary and ‘climb’ the equivalent height of Mount Everest in 12 weeks, while supporting Suffolk Mind’s vital mental health services.

Any upward climb counts as long as you track it. So, you could take the stairs rather than the lift at work, or wander the rolling hills of the Suffolk countryside. You could even stay at home – you’d be amazed how many steps you’ll rack up on your own staircase!

Once you’ve achieved an elevation gain of 8,848m, you’ll just need to submit your evidence to get your well-earned medal.

Sign up below, and help us ‘move mountains’ in mental health in our county.

Date: Sign up between 1 and 30 November 2023, to be completed within 12 weeks after sign-up

Location: Virtual

Registration Fee: £5 (non-refundable)

Fundraising Target: £160

Other conditions of registration: It is a condition of registering for this event that you create a Giving page on the Suffolk Mind website and commit to the fundraising target above.

Join the Virtual Everest Challenge 2023

Step 1:
Register with Run for Charity

Step 2:
Create your Suffolk Mind Giving page

Step 3:

Share pictures as you go and tag Suffolk Mind, so we can share with our community

Step 4:

Complete your challenge (more details below) within 12 weeks and email your evidence to and

Step 5:

Put your feet up and bask in your achievement, while you wait for your medal to arrive in the post!

How to complete the challenge and get your medal 

Simply take a picture of your fitness tracker, watch or any other device which shows that you’ve completed your challenge and send it via email to: and

Make sure to include your name, the name of the challenge (Virtual Everest Challenge) and our charity name (Suffolk Mind).

Run4Charity, the challenge organiser, will also accept daily written logs or a picture of you at the end of your challenge with your time and distance written on a piece of paper.

All medals are subject to availability at this time.

Good luck!

If you have any queries, please contact the Fundraising team.

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