Marathon in a Month

Marathon in a Month
July 1, 2019 - 00:15 to July 31, 2019 - 23:45

The Marathon EVERYONE can complete!

Complete the distance of a Marathon within the month of July and help cancer patients across Ireland and fund vital research!

The Irish Cancer Society has launched its virtual marathon campaign, Marathon in a Month, which aims to get people moving while raising vital funds to support people affected by cancer.

As part of the innovative fundraising campaign the Society is asking members of the public to complete the distance of a marathon during the month of July and track their progress online as they complete the 42km.

How it works

Register online at and set up your personal fundraising page hosted by our friends at everydayhero. 

Once registered, participants can walk, jog or run the marathon distance in a day, week, or over the whole month of July, completing the 42km in a way that is a challenge to themselves.

Each participant can link their everydayhero online fundraising page to their fitness app and keep track of their progress as they raise money to help the 40,000 people in Ireland who will be diagnosed with cancer this year.

Register now

A recent Healthy Ireland Survey has shown that just 32% of adults undertake the recommended level of physical activity, which is 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week. The most common reason given for the lack of activity is being too busy.