10,000 challenge

Every year, 10,000 men die from prostate cancer.

Men United wants to change that, and the 10,000 Challenge is one way we’re getting together to fight back.

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10,000 reasons to act

10,000 reasons to act

If you’re up for it, we’d love you to join us. All you need to do is think of an activity that involves the number 10,000, then get friends, family or work colleagues on board and hey presto, you have your challenge.

10,000 challenge ideas

Your 10,000 Challenge can be whatever you want it to be.

  • Walk or run 10,000 metres
  • Take 10,000 steps
  • Collect 10,000 coins
  • Skydive from 10,000 feet

Or get creative like some of our other supporters such as Mike who is taking 10,000 photos, Simon who is kayaking 10,000 metres and Jedburgh Grammar School, holding a 10,000 points challenge with students.

We can help

When you get together with your friends, you’ll be able to conquer any challenge. And we’ll be there every step of the way to help you raise those vital funds. We have:

  • 10,000 Challenge flyers
  • posters
  • t-shirts
  • wristbands and much more
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All you need to do is think of an activity that involves the number 10,000, then get friends, family or work colleagues on board and hey presto, you have your challenge.

10,000 challengers in action
  • Paul Godbold

    Paul Godbold

    Phew, 10 half marathons in 10 weeks. There’s a challenge for you. Supported throughout by his mother, 'The Trainer', Paul has produced weekly videos following each run, and has raised a massive £5,604.54. Just as importantly, he’s inspired 11 friends to find out more about prostate cancer and speak to their doctors. Thanks to Paul and to all his family and friends who have helped him through this incredible effort. Now have a breather, Paul.


    11 of my friends are going to speak to their doctor about prostate cancer.

  • Pete Broad

    A big danke to Pete Broad who completed the Berlin Marathon in September 2012 along with his brother Ric. Pete put in an incredible amount of determination to complete the 26.2-mile route, and got huge amounts of support from his family who cheered him along with more gusto than you’ll find at a beer festival. Men United congratulates Pete on his amazing achievement and thanks him for all the leg work he put into raising a fantastic £2,324.80 for Prostate Cancer UK.

  • Mike Reeves

    Mike Reeve

    Well, let’s hope so, because he’s on a mission to take 10,000 photos around London. We’re sure he’ll get there, as long as he stays focussed...


    He’s a few thousand snaps into his challenge now, so check out his Facebook page, where you can see his pictures and donate to his epic challenge.


    Mike's Facebook
  • William Kilgannon

    William Kilgannon

    William collected 10,000 pennies (£100) with the help of his family and friends. As well as collecting pennies, William helped bake and ice cakes for cake sales, collected money for Man of Men badges and wrote to Boris Johnson and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to let them know about what men face.


    I want to raise as much money as I can, as I want to help find a cure for Prostate Cancer and stop other families going through what we are going through. For the past two years I have been doing as much as I can to help the charity.


    William's JustGiving
  • Tevis Knight

    Tevis Knight & co

    Tevis and his mates from the local cricket ran 10k, ending up at the local cricket club where the runners were greeted by live music and well-deserved BBQ.


    Tevis's JustGiving
  • Nicola Giles

    Nicola with Dad

    Nicola cycled an epic distance of 10,000k in a single year.


    She took part in various organised challenges, even taking on routes alone, and completed the last hundred miles with the man who inspired her to take the 10,000 challenge: her dad.


    Nicola's JustGiving
  • The George Pub

    The George

    The George Pub started the 10,000 Challenge by collecting 10,000 5p coins, reaching 30,900 - that's 1,545 pounds - and then carried on fundraising!


    The events calendar was crammed: weekly meat draws, skittles, darts nights, Easter Bingo, Duck Race and cake sale.


    The final total: a whopping £8,604.63!

  • Jedburgh Grammar

    Jedburgh Grammar Winning team

    Jedburgh Grammar School took part in the 10,000 Challenge by holding 10 challenges worth 1,000 points each.

    The challenges involved obstacle courses, quizzes, puzzles and word searches - what a great idea! Thank you so much to everyone at the school.