Get ready for action – join the Northamptonshire Mind challenge

Northamptonshire Mind has issued a rallying cry to the community to get ready for action during Olympic fortnight.

It has launched the Minds in Action Challenge - a friendly team-based walk, run, cycle, or swim – a virtual challenge taking place on the GoJoe app between Friday, July 23, to Friday, August 6.

Northamptonshire Mind fundraiser and communications lead Nick Tite said: “We would like as many people as possible to join our team and get moving.

“Four other Minds and one of our amazing supporters Rutland Cycling have joined Northamptonshire Mind in this challenge - whichever team gets the most-points, wins.

“It's free to take part and open to all. Our captain is top Northampton boxer Kieran Conway, who has kindly pledged his support and will offer tips and rallying calls.”

“This us a great chance to take part in a community event, boost your physical and mental well-being and raise awareness and money for us.”

The Just Giving link for Northamptonshire Mind can be found here -

Northamptonshire Mind CEO Sarah Hillier said: “We hope as many people as possible will join in and enter the spirit of the campaign.

“The challenge will help us to raise much-needed funds but will also help to raise awareness around mental well-being and the support we can offer to our communities.”

Our captain Kieron Conway

GoJoe is based on km-based activities and not steps to encourage movement in the form of an actual walk or run, rather than tracking boring steps from the sofa to the fridge.

It also means you do not need a step counter – to add KMS, simply sync a wearable or press the GJ button and then 'input activity'.

And that is not all - Thanks to Rutland Cycling and its friends at Madison, Raleigh, Extra UK, Muc Off and Oakley, there are some fantastic prizes on offer. Anyone who raises money within the bands outlined below are automatically entered into the prize draw.

Prize brackets will be:

o Over £500 raised - Bundle #1 worth approx. £1,500.

o £300 to £500 raised – Bundle #2 worth approx. £1,000.

o £100 to £300 raised – Bundle #3 worth approx. £400.

The prizes include an Elite Suito T Direct Drive Turbo Trainer, (RRP £629.99), a Raleigh Strada x (RRP £499.99), Met Rivale MIPS Helment Red Metallic (RRP £140) and many more!

So, get sharing the #MindsInAction tag far and wide and visit our just Giving pages and download the GoJoe App at