one ordinary man. one extraordinary run.




What is THE Run The Country Ultra?

The Run the Country Ultra is an extreme multistage running challenge, an example of what’s possible when you choose to stay, to live, to endure.

RTCU is a story about changing minds and saving lives.

After two years of preparation and training, this virtual 5km run marks the inaugural day of the first ever Run the Country Ultra!

On September 5th in Launceston, Cornwall, Matt will finally cross the start line of the first ever Run The Country Ultra and he would love you to join him, virtually.

Over 26 days, he will run consecutive ultra marathons to cover 1050km and cross every county of England. On the way, he, and everyone who get involved, will celebrate what is possible when someone changes their mind, using running to recover from depression and maintain positive mental wellness. And when crisis happens, the run will generate greater awareness for critical resources people can depend on and fund their availability, through the CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY.

Let’s raise £4000 with this run alone, helping to fuel the live-saving helplines, staffed by professionals at CALM.

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