Yorkshire Times
Weekend Edition
10:05 AM 10th May 2021

Support Leeds Samaritans By Getting Active Outdoors This Summer

Leeds Samaritans is inviting supporters to sign up to Samarathon, the charity’s annual and virtual marathon.

Funds raised will help Leeds Samaritans continue to be there for people struggling to cope.

Leeds Samaritans is encouraging people to sign up to Samarathon and set themselves the challenge of walking, jogging or running the equivalent of a marathon distance during July, helping the charity’s volunteers continue to provide vital emotional support.

Launching into Mental Health Awareness Week, listening volunteers at the Leeds branch are encouraging Leeds residents to make the most of the long summer days after months of lockdown by getting active and being out in nature, which is known to help boost physical and mental wellbeing.

Participants can choose how, when and where they complete their marathon – and can sign up alongside friends and family, cheering each other on either in person or remotely.

The pandemic has significantly hampered our ability to fundraise over the past 12 months. Taking part in this challenge is not only a fun way to look after your own mental health and wellbeing but will allow us to support others who are struggling with theirs.

Three UK is the official sponsor of Samarathon. Connectivity has never been more important and over the three-year partnership, Three UK and Samaritans will work together to expand services and help more people access emotional support, 24/7, 365 days a year.

To find more information or sign up to Samarathon, visit