‘Misfits’ competing in the Leicester Half Marathon for Mental Health Charity

The running club encourages more participants to join the marathon to support Lamp.

The group of running enthusiasts, known as The Misfits Run Club, is taking part in the Leicester Half Marathon and 10K on 30 October 2022. They will be raising funds for the Leicestershire Action for Mental Health (Lamp) charity.

The Misfits Run Club are a group of runners who suffer from, and who have experienced poor mental health in their lifetime. Adam White-Whittaker founded the group by attracting members from the recently-opened Social Coffee Club (SCC) that he owns on Welford Road in Leicester.  Adam is joined by Fern Beard, a freelance festival producer. Fern and the rest of the group share Adam’s passion for running and have taken up the sport as a source to de-stress, get fit and spend time with health-conscious friends. 

The Club’s 25 members support each other not just when running. They also use the time they spend together to connect with each other, and have meaningful conversations (around mental health), whilst drawing on the physical and psychological benefits of exercise.

Donations towards the Misfits’ fundraiser for Lamp can be made through its JustGiving page. Runners who want to support Lamp by joining the Leicester Half Marathon/10k challenges on 30 October – where runners from The Misfits Run club will also be participating – can email [email protected].

Lamp will provide competitors with running vests on the day of the marathon. Anyone wishing to join the running club on a Thursday evening can contact Fern on 07791 072479 for further details, or follow and get in touch on Instagram at @misfitsrunclub.

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