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My Marathon Month

My marathon. My way. For local hospice care.

Event details

We’re challenging you to run 26.2 or 50 miles over a whole month to help local families live life as fully as possible, for the time they have left together.

Whatever your running experience, My Marathon Month is ideal, allowing you to take on a run your way and push yourself even further. Choose your marathon or ultra-marathon and sign up today.

Location: Virtual
When: Saturday 1st January 2022
End: Tuesday 31st January 2023
Register your interest

Be a My Marathon Month megastar!

Whether you’re looking to kick-start your 2023 with a new you, keep yourself motivated during the winter, train for your new run season, or just want a challenge – My Marathon Month is here!

It’s just £10 to register, for the marathon or ultra-marathon challenge.

All we ask is that you try and raise £150. You’ll get a well-deserved medal after your challenge to show what a difference you’ve made.

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 each.

Get your fundraising off with a bang on JustGiving

JustGiving pages are the easiest way to start fundraising. You can set them up quickly, share them across social media (even connect it to Strava), and all monies come directly to St Barnabas House.

Set up your JustGiving page today

Make a difference with every step!

Your support means people can make regular day visits to the hospice for social activities, physiotherapy, exercise classes, spiritual support or counselling. At St Barnabas patients can make short stays to help manage complex physical symptoms, returning home more comfortable and relaxed.


gives hours of expert care and emotional support for a patient in their last days of life


pays for a session with a counsellor for someone struggling after the death of a loved one


gives a patient a whole night of care at home, meaning they are comfortable and cared for and their family is able to get a full night's sleep
More information about the challenge

You can run anywhere, anytime and any way to complete your challenge, whether that’s doing it as a couple of long runs at weekends, or breaking it down to daily jogs. Run on road, off road, or even on a treadmill to reach your goal – it all adds up!

Can I do My Marathon Month run all in one go? Unless you are an experienced runner that regularly does long runs, we would not advise doing your challenge in one go.

Remember, you have a whole month to complete your challenge, so there’s plenty of time to do your runs without putting too much pressure on yourself. It’s best to be safe and have fun with your runs.

Whilst we won’t be asking you to provide proof to us, you should track your runs for your own records and to show your supporters. The easiest way is through a running app.

We have a Team St Barnabas Running Club that you can join…from here we’ll see your runs.

From training runs to Strava running challenges, stay connected to get the most out of being part of Team St Barnabas.

Facebook Group: Sharing is caring. Join our St Barnabas House 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.


Be sure to read the full My Marathon Month FAQs for more details about the event, getting involved, taking part, and fundraising.

Or, you can get in touch with the events team if there’s any questions not answered.