Run the Month this January
Run the Month: Marathon Edition is a virtual challenge for runners of all abilities. Start the new year afresh and challenge yourself to run 26.2 miles over the month of January to help beat prostate cancer - a disease affecting 1 in 8 men in the UK. That’s thousands of dads, grandads, partners, brothers, sons, uncles and mates.
Whether you take it a mile at a time, or pack in a few big runs - it’s your marathon, your way. You can take part alone or in a team, and track and share your progress using Strava. Hit the ground running and complete a marathon throughout January to help save men’s lives. Sign up and we'll be in touch to send you our free supporter t-shirt to wear on your run!
You'll also receive lots of exciting rewards from us as you smash each of the key fundraising milestones along the way.
Man of Men t-shirt
When you sign up, you’ll receive a Prostate Cancer UK Man of Men t-shirt. Wear it proudly on your runs to help raise awareness of the disease.
When you raise £300, you’ll receive a branded Running t-shirt, made of light-weight breathable material to keep you comfortable on the move.
When you raise £500, you’ll receive a branded Bobble Hat to keep those ears nice and warm through your winter runs.
The money you raise by taking on Run the Month: Marathon Edition will support men like Barry and his family.
After seeing her father, Barry, cope with the devastation of a prostate cancer diagnosis, Kim and eighteen members of her family took on Run the Month: Marathon Edition last January.
“Dad was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in December 2019 and because of Covid-19 his treatment was postponed until June 2020. I couldn’t even be there to support him during this time because of the lockdown, which was heart-wrenching.
“That’s why Run the Month: Marathon Edition was so important to me and the rest of my family. This challenge was the perfect opportunity to do something great together (even with three people living abroad!), get fit and support Dad. Some of us ran, some of us walked, some of us did multiple marathons during the month. Any way we chose to do the challenge, we knew we’d be helping Dad.
“Even though Dad’s doing better now, he’s still dealing with side effects of the treatment every single day. The money you raise will be helping to fund Prostate Cancer UK researchers to find improved treatments with less side effects and better ways to diagnose the disease in the first place, for other men like him.”
The money you raise will save lives.
Could cover the cost of analysing six blood samples. This could help researchers find new ways to identify aggressive prostate cancer that will help men with advanced disease be diagnosed earlier.
Could pay for one MRI scan, allowing researchers to look inside a man and examine his prostate without the need for a biopsy.
Could pay for the extraction of Ribonucleic acid (RNA) from 50 blood samples to identify genetic markers associated with prostate cancer.