Auckland Grammar students' 1000 mile run raises $40k for Mike King's youth mental health charity

The holidays might have started but there's no getting away from school for a group of Auckland Grammar School students aiming to run 1000 miles in 100 hours to raise money for youth mental health.

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The boys gave been part of a non-stop relay since Friday – raising $40,000 for Mike King’s Key to Life Trust. Source: 1 NEWS

The boys have been part of a non-stop relay since Friday, taking shifts to cover the distance that would take you from Auckland to Bluff.

The event also aims to teach students how to overcome hardships of their own.

"In a funny sort of a way, they're suffering some hardship, but actually building some togetherness along the way as part of that," said Tim O'Connor, Auckland Grammar School headmaster. 

The boys managed to complete the gruelling distance eight hours before the deadline today, raising $40,000 for mental health advocate Mike King's Key to Life Trust.

It's all part of the school's 150th anniversary celebration.