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Marathon in a Month

Marathon in a Month is BACK! Complete the distance of a marathon within the month of July!

How it works

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

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. During this time please maintain 2 metre distance from other people and keep within the 20km radius of your home.

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

Funds raised will support life changing cancer research and provides essential services for people living with cancer and their families, including free information and support, counselling, travel to chemotherapy and much more. Now that is an achievement to be proud of!

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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

Last year, despite the challenges 2020 brought, more than 1,700 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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1850 60 60 60

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