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Frequently Asked Questions
I want to wear a Prostate Cancer UK top whilst I take part, where can I get one?
- Once you’ve signed up, we’ll send you an email with details on how to claim your free cotton t-shirt.
- If you hit £300 as an individual, we’ll also gift you a branded running top.
- If you totally smash it and reach £600, you’ll be eligible for one of our branded beanies to keep you warm on those wintery runs.
You can also kit yourself out at our online shop. From hoodies to baseball caps, you can help spread awareness with our branded merch.
Who can take part?
Anyone and everyone! Run, jog, walk or wheel 26.2 miles the way you want over the course of the month. We advise you to do whatever is within your ability but still a personal challenge. If you’re a wheelchair user, you can take part in the challenge in a way that suits you. Get in touch if you’d like to talk about your plans.
How can I fundraise?
There’s loads of great ways to fundraise. Once you’ve signed up to take part, we’ll send you top tips to make your challenge a success.
Here’s a sneak peek to get you started:
- Set up your fundraising page
- Share your page with family and friends. Let them know why you’re taking part.
- Pop a donation in yourself to get the ball rolling
Can I jog, walk or wheel instead of running?
Clock up the miles however suits you! You can make up your 26.2 miles your way, whether that’s one mile at a time, or two half marathons within the month. Pound the pavements, use a treadmill or go cross country - the choice is yours.
You can run, jog, walk or wheel whenever it suits you, but please make sure to stay safe! Plan your routes, wear reflective clothing and let someone know where you’re going.
What’s the best way to count my miles?
This challenge is all about keeping busy and active, so we trust you to be sticking to the distance you challenged yourself to.
Strava is a great app you can use to keep track of your runs. If you choose to use this tool, you may like to use Strava’s Privacy Zones function to hide your start/finish location.
You can connect your JustGiving fundraising page to your Strava account, or manually log your miles on your page to share your progress with friends and family. Watch our videos to find out how:
Can we take part as a team?
Yes, one team, one dream! All you need to do is set up your fundraising page, and then create your team page. If you’re not sure how to do this, check out our handy videos:
If you sign up with a team and want to run together, please make sure you follow all government guidelines and stay safe.
Why should I self-donate?
Fundraisers who donate to their own page raise on average 42% more! Dipping into your own wallet and donating to your own page isn’t cheating - it’s the best way to reach your fundraising target. Your friends and family will soon follow suit…
Can I use Facebook Fundraising?
You’re welcome to fundraise however suits you best. However, if you decide to use Facebook Fundraising, it won’t show up on your JustGiving page and we won’t be able to see how much you’ve raised on Facebook.
How much does it cost?
It’s free to sign up and take part in Run the Month: Marathon Edition. We suggest trying to raise a minimum of £250 to help beat prostate cancer. But you can set your target at whatever you’d like!
How can I connect with other fundraisers?
You can see, meet and chat with our inspiring community of fellow runners by joining our Run the Month Facebook Group
How can I connect my Strava account to my JustGiving page?
If you want your miles to automatically show on your JustGiving page, you can connect your Strava account to your page. To do this, make sure you’re logged into your JustGiving account and go to your page. On your page, there’ll be an icon in the bottom left corner which you can click on and select ‘edit page’. In the box that pops up, there’s an option to connect to fitness. There’s a video with instructions here.
Do you have any training advice?
Yes we do! There are some great plans on our website that can help with your challenge, including a stretching guide, how to plan runs and more. Check them out here.