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!
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.”