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Mental Elf Fun Run & Festive Market

Mental Elf 5k Fun Run & Festive Market

Contact Information

Witton Country Park
Preston Old Road

Tel: 07590 228448

Mental Elf 2017 will take place at Witton Country Park on Sunday, 3rd December 2017 from 10.30am until 3pm. 

Mental Elf is Lancashire Mind's annual 5k Fun Run  with the emphasis on fun! As well as the run itself, there's the Mental Elf Market Place selling lots of lovely, locally made products just in time to pick up some perfect Christmas gifts. The Market Place is open before, during and after the race so those who are running get chance to have a look around too.

Now in it's fourth year, the run is a great opportunity for friends and family to come together for a fun day out whilst helping to raise vital funds towards achiveing mental wellbeing for all.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned runner or prefer a stroll in the park, the event is for everyone (including well behaved pets!). Whether you want to run, skip, hop or jog your way across the finish line we really appreciate your support. Our route is accessible to  wheelchairs and pushchairs, although the terrain can get a little rocky in parts, our marshalls will be on hand to support if needed. 

Registration for the fun run starts on 1st August 2017. Our Eager Elf discount is back but be quick if you want to take advantage of this; the reduced price is avaialable for a limited time only. After that places will go to full price and can be booked up until the day before the race. That's not all, this year, based on feedback from last year's event, we've created a Family Ticket so that familes of two adults and two children can benefit from a discounted cost and enjoy the day together. Plus, we now have a Team Ticket for groups of up to 8 people that provides a saving on the cost of individual places.

Details of all the event fees are listed below.

Thank you for you interest in joining in the festivities at Mental Elf 2017. We hope to see you on the day, whether as a stall holder, a runner or if you're coming to visit the Market Place and cheer on the runners.

Event Fee(s)

Adult participant£ 15.00

Child participant£ 10.00

Eager Elf Child£ 7.50

Eager Elf Adult£ 12.50

Family (2 adults, 2 children)£ 30.00

Team (up to 8 people)£ 100.00

Child participant under 5 years old£ 0.00

Pet£ 0.00

Family member£ 0.00

Team member£ 0.00

Road Directions

Witton Country Park is approx 1 mile to the west of Blackburn town centre and 2 miles from junction 3 of the M65. Free parking on the main car park just off Preston Old Road (A674)

Public Transport Directions

The park is well served by local buses (152) and is about 1/2 mile from Cherry Tree rail station.   Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for further information 01254 688040

Alternatively, for public transport information out of our normal office hours contact: Travel Line: 0871 200 2233 (for bus services around the Lancashire area) or  National Rail Enquiries 03457 48 49 50

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Opening Times

3 Dec 2017



  • Open Air Event

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Transport and Parking in Blackburn and Darwen