About Run the Month: Marathon Edition

Run the Month: Marathon Edition is a running challenge for anyone who wants to keep active and help beat prostate cancer. Sign up and run 26.2 miles throughout January - that’s less than a mile a day.

Run, jog, walk or wheel to take part - in the gym, round the block, with the dog, with the kids, on your commute or with friends. All you need is a pair of trainers and a JustGiving page to collect donations. We’ll be with you at every mile to offer support with resources and fundraising tips.

It doesn’t matter if you’re new to running, getting back into it, or run regularly and want to kick start 2024 with a challenge, this is your challenge, your way. 

Every donation you get will help fund vital prostate cancer research to find better tests to diagnose men sooner. Together, we can beat prostate cancer.

Meet Colin

“I’m sure dad would be very proud of my efforts, and I'm so sad we didn't get the chance to enjoy a run together at some point”

From running rookie to prolific pavement pounder, Colin is embracing his new hobby and lacing up his trainers again this January to remember his dad, Mike, who died of prostate cancer in 2022.

He said: “Dad loved running, and we would spend many weekends watching him run when I was younger. He was always very fit and healthy; I was increasingly less so. I saw Run the Month advertised, and despite not having done any form of organised exercise since I left University in 2007, I thought I'd give it a go.

“Before January I could barely manage a mile at first - I just tried to run a bit further than the day before. Despite rotten weather, I ran almost every single day throughout the month. The final miles were completed, once again with a quick pit stop at the cemetery to see Dad. I’d raised over £400 and had a new hobby to boot.” 

Most men with early prostate cancer don’t have symptoms, so knowing your risk and doing something about it can be a lifesaver. But currently, there is no screening programme in the UK to check men regularly and accurately for prostate cancer. 

By taking on Run the Month, you could help men get an earlier diagnosis. By raising awareness and funding research into better, more effective tests. So the men we love can live long and live well. 

We’re ready to support you at every mile.

Expect running plans. A guide for how to use Strava to keep track of your progress. Nutritional advice. Tips to get started. Resources to help you raise those life saving donations.

Get in touch with us at any point to chat about fundraising ideas or for advice on how to split up your miles. Let us know how we can support you to get the most out of your challenge.

Email: runthemonth@prostatecanceruk.org

Phone: 0800 082 1616