Marathon in a Month

Join #TeamGBSS and take on a Marathon in a Month!

Complete the distance of a Marathon within the month of April and help stop group B Strep infections in newborn babies!

We’re challenging you to run, walk, swim, cycle, row etc. one of the world’s most famous distances.

Do you fancy taking on the London Marathon distance of 26.2 miles across a month?

Here’s a guide to how the challenge works and how you can take part.

What is Marathon in a Month?

This challenge is open to everyone and you can run, walk, swim, cycle, row…. all in one go or in manageable stages like a mile a day. You must reach a minimum of the marathon distance between 1 April 2019 – 30 April 2019 to earn your exclusive medal.

How you do your miles is up to you, giving you flexibility and the opportunity to get creative and complete your marathon in a way that challenges you.

Where can I complete my Marathon in a Month?

Anywhere! The beauty of a Marathon in a Month is that you have control. You can add up your miles on the way to work, school, in your local park – wherever suits you.

It is completely free to sign up and all we ask is you complete a total of 26.2 miles and get sponsored to do so.

How does Marathon in a Month track my miles?

For our Marathon in a Month, we’ve partnered up with GivePenny – the #1 connected giving platform. Once you’ve signed up, it takes a few short minutes to create a GivePenny challenge page and connect it with your Strava or Runkeeper account. From then on, every mile you complete from 1 April till 30 April will count towards completing your challenge.

Can I join in without using Strava or Runkeeper?

As long as you’ve got a way to track your steps, then you can take part in the challenge.  Just choose the option to manually track your miles.

Please support us by signing up – every mile counts.

After the event

Everyone who completes their 26.2 miles will receive a medal and downloadable certificate. However those who reach their fundraising target and raise £100 or more will get a medal, downloadable certificate plus a Group B Strep Support t-shirt in a size of your choice.

Got a Question?

We would love to hear from you and answer any question you may have about taking on the Marathon in a Month challenge for Group B Strep Support.  Please call the fundraising team on 01444 416176 or e-mail [email protected].

For full terms and conditions please click here.