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Taking steps together to promote mental wellbeing.

Up and Running Guelph is a registered charity that delivers supportive walking and running programs for women looking to manage their mental health, stress or feelings of isolation.

Our programs harness the benefits of exercise, nature, and social connections to provide a boost for women managing their mental health and a companion to other treatments.

Modelled after a similar program in the UK, Up and Running Guelph was launched in 2016 thanks to the collaborative efforts of our volunteers, Board, and community partners.

Our Mission is to improve mental health and wellbeing through inclusive nature-based walking and running programs within a supportive community.

Exercise  +  Nature  +  Social Connections  =  Improved Mental Wellbeing

Our programs are important because:

  • 2 in 5 People: Experience less than favourable mental health in the Guelph area.
  • 1 in 5 People: Report high life stress and high work stress in the Guelph area.¹
  • 118 Days: Is the average wait for adult mental health counselling and treatment.²

Our People