RNLI Mayday Mile

Complete a mile a day in May and help RNLI volunteers save lives this summer

Amount Raised





123,578 kms

How does it work?

Step 1

Sign up for the RNLI Mayday Mile, and you’ll automatically get your own online fundraising page.

Step 2

Cover a mile every day in May – your way.

Step 3

Share your RNLI Mayday Mile fundraising page and boost donations with our free downloadable resources.

Step 4

If you reach the £125/€125 medal target, you'll receive your RNLI Mayday Mile medal in the post in June!

You've been a lifesaver - the Mayday Mile challenge is complete!

Will you answer the lifesavers’ call for help?

From families flocking to the seaside to enjoy sunny weather, to watersport enthusiasts making the most of the surf, the coast is far busier during the summer. And with more people by the water, RNLI volunteers receive even more calls for help.

No matter how or where you do your Mayday Mile, every penny or cent you raise will make a lifesaving difference to your selfless crews and the grateful people they rescue. With you by their side, the volunteers will be ready when more desperate calls for help come this summer. That makes you a lifesaver too.

Crew on a B class lifeboat

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the challenge work?

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We are asking everyone that takes on the challenge to complete 31 miles throughout May. When you register, a fundraising page will be automatically created which you can share with your friends and family.

Do I need to run 1 mile every day?

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No, you decide how you would like to tackle the challenge. Running 1 mile every day for 31 days is one option. You could even walk it - on average, it takes just 20 minutes to walk a mile.

It is up to you how you would like to face the challenge; run it, walk it, swim it, skip it or skate it – it’s completely up to you.

Where does the event take place?

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The Mayday Mile Challenge is a virtual event, and you decide when and where you want to complete your mile. Just choose your favourite place and get started.

How do I pay in my fundraising?

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All donations made to your fundraising page will automatically be transferred to the RNLI, so you don’t need to do anything.

If you receive any cash donations, you can bank them yourself and transfer the amount to your online fundraising page. Every contribution makes a real, lifesaving difference.

Is there an age limit to take part?

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You must be aged 16 or older to register for the Mayday Mile Challenge. Under 16's are welcome to participate but they must be registered by someone over 16.

You've been a lifesaver - the Mayday Mile Challenge is complete!