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My Marathon Month 2021

Missing live runs? Get ready for their return with My Marathon Month, by running a virtual marathon or ultra-marathon over the whole of April. Run anywhere, anytime, any way you like to reach your goal!

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My Marathon. My Way. For local hospice care!

With the end of lockdown in sight, we know you’re super keen to get back to live runs. My Marathon Month will help you get back out there.

Whether you want to get ready for when parkruns are back, put extra miles under your belt, train for the return of live runs, or just want a challenge – My Marathon Month is perfect for you and COVID safe!

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Simply pick a 26 mile marathon or 50 mile ultra-marathon, then run anytime, anywhere, any way you like over April to reach your goal.

Run on road, off road, or even on a treadmill to reach your goal. You can do a couple of long runs a weekends, or break it down to daily jogs. It’s entirely up to you and it all adds up.


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Put a spring in your step this April!

It’s just £10 to sign up for the marathon challenge or £15 to take on an ultra-marathon. All we ask that you try and raise £150.

You’ll get a well-deserved medal to show what a difference you’ve made. As an added bonus, if you take on the ultra-marathon, you’ll get a set of St Barnabas House laces to keep you on track.

If you feel a marathon or ultra-marathon is too much to take on alone, or you want to get your team mates involved, no problem…

Take part with a buddy:

You both sign up for My Marathon Month, then split your distance however you wish. We kindly ask that you both try and raise £150.

Take part as a team:

Simply get 5 or 10 teammates all to sign up for My Marathon Month, then split the distance between everyone. With a team of 5 or more, we’d kindly ask you all to try and raise £100. Be sure to include your team name when registering, so we know you’re running together.


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Make a difference with every step!

Your support means adults with terminal illnesses and their loved ones can live life as fully as possible, for the time they have left together.

For some, this might mean regular day visits to the hospice for social activities, physiotherapy, complementary therapy, exercise classes, spiritual support or counselling.

Others might need to stay overnight for help managing complex physical symptoms, with a third of patients returning home more comfortable and relaxed after a short stay.


Being part of Team St Barnabas

There may be a marathon (or more) task ahead, but we’re here with you every step of the way!

Supporting your fundraising:
Supporting your training:
  • Virtual  Catch Ups: We’ll be hosting weekly virtual catch ups via Teams in April, for you to drop in and chat.
  • Facebook Group: Sharing is caring. Join our St Barnabas Run Group to chat and share stories, tips, and ideas.
  • Running Hub: Updated regularly, your Running Info Hub, covers everything from training tips to nutritional advice.
  • Strava Club: A Team St Barnabas Running Club, where you can join events and training runs. Maybe find a running buddy too.


Ask for help

We’re here to help every step of the way, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Contact our Events Team.

What’s included in your challenge?

Along with the Virtual catch ups, Running info hub, Team St Barnabas run group and Strava club above, with My Marathon Month you also get:

  • Bespoke finishers medal
  • St Barnabas laces (with ultra-marathon)
  • Facebook profile frame
  • St Barnabas House running vest (if you raise £100 or more)


Where your money goes

Yours and your supporters donations means that local people are supported and cared for throughout their journey with a terminal illness. 

Donations under £50: could cover the cost of an hour of care at home during the night, often the most difficult time for patients and families 

Donations up to £100: could buy a special memory box, giving patients the chance to leave a lasting legacy for their loved ones. 

Donations up to £250: are enough to give a patient a whole day of care at home, giving carers a well-earned break 

Donations up to £500: could give bereaved relatives the chance to get therapeutic support at a “Time to Remember” group

Donations over £500: could pay for a patient to spend their last day at the hospice, ensuring they are as comfortable as possible and loved ones have the chance to say goodbye. 



Volunteers are the key to making our challenge events such a success! Without the support of volunteers, we simply couldn’t put on our events.

Would you, or someone you know be interested in volunteering? Get in touch, we want to hear from you!

See all our volunteering opportunities!