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Weʼre raising £1,000 to support Student Minds and homeless people in London.

London, UK

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From May until the end of the year, I’ll be running one long race a month to fundraise for two causes. Each race will be at least a half-marathon and will include a 100km ultra-marathon on 23rd June.

I’ve chosen to fundraise for Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity. I’ll also be raising money to buy sleeping bags for homeless people in London, to help them through the winter months.

I’ll be accepting donations via this page until the end of 2018.

So far I have two confirmed races:

- May: Hackney Half Marathon - 19 May. Distance 21km.

- June: Vitosha 100km - 23 June. Distance 100km.

- July: Self organised run in Cambridge with Run Dem Crew - 29 July. Distance 26.5km

- August: TRIBE South Coast Ultra Run - 18 August. Distance 28mile (45km)

- September: TBA

- October: Budapest Marathon Relay - 07 October. Distance 21km

- November: TBA

- December: Valencia Marathon - 02 December. 42km

I will be adding more races as they are confirmed. If there isn't a suitable race I will do it on my own in the streets of London/UK. Fellow runners more than welcome to join. You can follow my Strava page for updates on my runs.

Why am I doing this?

Student Minds is the official charity partner of the company I work for,, and money raised through this crowdfunding page will help support them transform the state of student mental health in the UK. Student Minds works with students, service users, professionals and academics to develop new and innovative ways to improve the mental health of students. Mental Health is something I am deeply concerned about. More and more young people suffer from mental health issues. We all have friends or family members who have been affected in one or another way. Doing this challenge is my small contribution to addressing this big problem.

I live in one of the most amazing cities in the world - London. A city of incredible history, diversity and opportunities. Walking on the streets of the place I now call home often fills my eyes with tears when I see people sleeping rough, trying to survive in conditions which I don’t think I could. Last winter was particularly harsh. With the money raised I will personally buy sleeping bags and give to people in need. The sleeping bags will be donated around Christmas-time. Anyone willing to help will be more than welcome. Receipts of all purchases will be uploaded to this page.

The money raised via this page will be split 50/50 between the two causes.

Finally, I would like to take the opportunity to personally thank you for your kind contribution. Your donations will really make a difference!


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  • Diyan Iliev2 months ago
    Diyan Iliev

    Diyan Iliev

    2 months ago

    December race booked - Valencia Marathon! Have been hearing only great things about the marathon, the course is flat and good for a PB! Really excited about it especially that quite a few from Run Dem Crew are going.

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  • Diyan Iliev2 months ago
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    Diyan Iliev

    2 months ago

    Vitosha 100 - DONE! It was something else, never done anything like it. We started at midnight, which was a challenge on its own, and finished at 1pm on the next day. 13 hrs of straight running and hiking, 30hrs of being awake in the end. 100 km is not a joke but I am happy I did it. Came to a respectable 83rd out of about 650 participants.

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  • Diyan Iliev3 months ago
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    Diyan Iliev

    3 months ago

    I've been taking it slowly in the past 3 weeks with the aim to fully recover from my shin splints. I have decided to get a running coach, two in my case. Tom and Rachel from will help me through the journey. I've also started physio last week. Things are looking bright and I am excited to take on the next challenges :)

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Page last updated on: 7/31/2018 10:27 AM



  • Matt Yule-Bennett

    Matt Yule-Bennett

    Jul 31, 2018

    Nice one Diyan!


  • Boglárka Mikudina

    Boglárka Mikudina

    Jul 25, 2018

    Good luck Diyan! Very inspiring seeing all your achievements.


  • SB


    Jul 22, 2018


  • Sha Hussain

    Sha Hussain

    Jul 22, 2018

    Good luck with the races and raising money for such a worthy cause, it is very commendable!


  • Rosica Solunova

    Rosica Solunova

    Jul 22, 2018

    Go go Didko

  • Simon Roberts

    Simon Roberts

    Jul 21, 2018

    I can’t believe there was no meat! Well done and great cause


  • Edward O'Gorman

    Edward O'Gorman

    Jul 21, 2018

    Good luck Diyan!Starr & Jake x


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