Imagine running 12 consecutive hours on a treadmill.
Mikey Dubz has done it – not once, but twice.
“I was in a small room (during the COVID period) with no TV or distractions,” says Mikey, who only took a few bathroom breaks during the 12-hour quest. “It was just the treadmill and my feet thumping.”
Mikey accepted the daunting challenge to reach a fundraising total of nearly $400,000 for charity in his community of Lloydminster.
So, it comes as no surprise that Mikey is now dedicating some of his valuable time and large social media influence (Insta: mikey_dubz_) to promote mental health. The 38-year-old Lloydminster native is the latest ambassador for 321 Go Running and Brainsport, in a joint project to increase the spotlight on mental health.
“Together we can build a stronger foundation for mental health well-being, where every voice is heard, every hand is held and every heart is healed,” he remarks.
“As a community, we can do it better.”
Mikey will be running in Step Up for Mental Health – with Cameco as presenting sponsor – on September 22nd in Saskatoon with all net proceeds being directed to mental health support programs in Saskatchewan.
Known for his incredible ability to run long distances, Mikey’s running resume is something to admire.
“I’ve run multiple ultra-marathons and virtual backyard-ultras for 20+ hours,” continues Mikey.
The list of accomplishments also includes: the Canadian Death Race, Sinister 7, Iron Horse Ultra, Beaver Flat 50 and the Boston Marathon in 2023.
Mikey’s largest mark on the running community, though, is his tireless pursuit to give back to his home province.
FINISH LINES: If your workplace or group of friends/family is interested in entering a team in Step Up for Mental Health, drop us a line at It is easy to register as a team and run together. Since registration opened May 10th, more than 150 teams have entered for the 5km or 10km… the special $55 early-bird pricing window ends June 7th at midnight (SK time). You can register through Race Roster or