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Marathon in a Month

Thank you to those who supported Marathon in a Month 2021!

For details on how to fundraise for Marathon in a Month 2022, follow the link below!

Thank you to those who supported Marathon in a Month 2021!

This July, nearly 1,400 of you came together (virtually), completed a marathon across 30 days and raised nearly €300k!!!!

YOU are funding vital services that support families dealing with cancer.

On behalf of all those who will benefit from these services - THANK YOU!

You can find details on our 2022 campaign here

Marathon In A Month 2022

About Marathon in a Month

The Irish Cancer Society is Ireland’s virtual marathon campaign, Marathon in a Month, aims to get people moving while raising vital funds to support people affected by cancer.

We are asking you to complete the distance of a marathon during the month of July and track their progress online as they complete the 42km.

In these uncertain times, the health and safety of our supporters is our top priority, so it is important when taking on Marathon in a Month to follow the guidelines provided by the HSE at this time, which include:

  • Keep your distance: Maintain a 2 metre distance from other people
  • Enjoy the outdoors respectfully

Most recently, despite the challenges 2021 brought, nearly 1,400 people came together to complete a marathon.

By doing so they also came together while staying apart to support cancer patients and their families across Ireland.

Training tips

We talked with Mary Jennings, running coach and founder of ForgetTheGym to provide some training tips on getting your training started for your marathon.

Mary founded ForgetTheGym in 2007 to encourage people to get outdoors, get running and get motivated. She coaches runners of all levels to enjoy running.

Where the money goes

The Irish Cancer Society relies almost entirely on donations from people like you to provide vital services for cancer patients and their families across Ireland.

For more information

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0818 10 20 30

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