More Than A Marathon
This is more than a marathon, and you’re more than a match for it! This May, run, walk or jog 28 miles in 28 days for young people with cancer.
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Endurance, Marathons, Other runs, Running, Virtual,
Join our team for More Than A Marathon
Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. By taking on our More Than A Marathon challenge, you can help us be there for every one of them.
More Than A Marathon is an active challenge to complete 28 miles in 28 days in May 2023 to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.
Why 28 miles?
Each of those miles – two more than a marathon! - represents one of our 28 dedicated units in hospitals around the country, where our nurses and youth workers provide the specialist care and support young people with cancer need.
You don’t need to be a fitness fanatic to take part – this flexible, month-long challenge means you can rack up the miles at your own pace, in your own way. No hours of training to prepare. Just doing something amazing and getting some fresh air every day.
It’s a great way to get active, and best of all, you’ll have the buzz of knowing you’ve helped make sure support is there for young people at the toughest time of their lives.
Sign up for More Than A Marathon
Why support Teenage Cancer Trust
We create world class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.
Every day, seven young people aged 13-24 hear the words “you have cancer”. They will each need specialised nursing care and support to get them through the toughest times they may have faced.
We’re the only UK charity dedicated to meeting this vital need. By choosing to take on this challenge for Teenage Cancer Trust, you can help us to reach every young person facing cancer and make a huge difference.
So you know we’re the real deal, these are our registered charity details: 1062559 (England & Wales), SC039757 (Scotland).
General frequently asked questions
Firstly, join the Facebook Group we set up for this challenge.
Click ‘Join Group’. Join the group for inspiration and support. Raise money for young people affected by cancer by setting up a Just Giving page here. Just click, ‘start fundraising’.
It will take up to 14 days for your t-shirt to arrive. Please be patient and be assured we will get it to you as soon as possible.
Yes they can! While under 18s cannot join the Facebook group, they can still take part with a parent or guardians permission and fundraise through a JustGiving page here.
This is your challenge so you can complete it your way. The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself. Just do as much as you can.
Of course! The challenge officially starts in May however, if you would like to start early or a bit later that is absolutely fine. As long as you challenge yourself, that is all we ask.
Tracking your miles
We have a handy mile tracker which you can download and use for this challenge. Please click on the link below to find it.
View and download tracker and assets
If you prefer to use an app to track your miles, we recommend using Strava. You can join the Teenage Cancer Trust Strava Club here.
We trust you! You don’t need to provide evidence that you’ve completed the challenge to us. Updating your friends and family on your fundraising page is important! Make sure you keep them posted on your progress and share videos and photos, the more the better.
Fundraising frequently asked questions
Fundraise by setting up a JustGiving page here. And then it’s simple, just share the page on your social media and with friends and family!
We have images which you can share on social media to let your friends and family know how your challenge is going and to help you get sponsorship for your challenge.
There is no minimum fundraising requirement to take part, we just ask that you raise what you can to support Teenage Cancer Trust. If you would like a target to aim for, then we suggest setting £150 as your target but it is completely your choice.
Directly to Teenage Cancer Trust. You don’t have to worry about this. It happens automatically.
You can add cash donations by adding them to your fundraiser yourself.
If you don’t have an online fundraising page and are fundraising entirely offline; to pay funds in you can add it onto our JustGiving campaign page here.
You can also call us on: 020 7612 0370
If you have trouble donating online please email [email protected]
Other frequently asked questions
If you have any questions, feedback or comments, we’d love to hear from you. You can email [email protected]
We have a trusted external agency moderating the group between 9am-9pm. The Teenage Cancer Trust Events Team will also be in the group posting messages.