This September our ambassador and Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling is marching four marathons in four days in four nations in his quest to raise £1m to help stop prostate cancer being a killer.
Having already completed 25 walking marathons which raised nearly £800,000 for Prostate Cancer UK, Jeff Stelling is back for another life-saving journey this September - and he needs your help.
Sponsor Jeff on JustGiving and help him smash his £1m target to help beat prostate cancer - a disease that kills one man every 45 minutes in the UK.
Between 5 and 8 September, the ever popular Soccer Saturday host will be joined by fellow pundits, celebrities, managers and fans to walk 4 marathons spanning 4 nations in 4 days to help raise money to fund life-saving research as well as reaching thousands of people across the UK. Leaving from, going via and finishing at a football stadium on each day, Jeff will start in Glasgow, followed by Belfast, then Cardiff before completing the action packed 4 days in London.
For the first time, Jeff’s March will take place across the 4 nations in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England. Walking in Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff and London over 4 consecutive days, Jeff will travel between nations at the end of each marathon, ready to do it all again the following morning.
There are 16 clubs involved in total. They are:
We are encouraging as many walkers as possible to choose a day to walk with Jeff and the wider football family to raise money and help us on our mission to stop prostate cancer being a killer. There is a maximum capacity of walkers for each day though, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
There is a £30 registration fee, plus a fundraising pledge to raise a minimum of £300 per walker.
On top of your registration fee, there is a pledge to raise £300 per person for Prostate Cancer UK. You can raise this money however you'd like – we’d strongly recommend a JustGiving page for your family and friends to donate to, plus our team at Prostate Cancer UK are ready to support you in any way we can with ideas, materials and queries. Once you sign up, you will receive this helpful fundraising advice in the build up to the event.
You will be provided with breakfast, lunch, snacks, water and a celebration event at the end of the day. You will also receive a medal from Jeff on completing your marathon march, a walking t-shirt, medical support and expert guidance on the walk from our tour operators, Charity Challenge.
Walking a marathon is a full day’s work, especially with stadium stops throughout the day. It will take roughly 10 hours from start to finish, including breaks.
Simply put, you need to be able to spend a full day on your feet. We endeavour to ensure everyone reaches the end and there will be plenty of opportunities to take a break and stay topped up with food and water. That said, walking 26.2 miles is no easy undertaking so some long walks in the weeks building up to the event are advisable, especially if you don’t get regular exercise. This isn’t for everyone, but with the right preparation, it is an achievable challenge.
Geographically this will be difficult with a lot of travel between locations. We therefore encourage you to choose one route and give it your all! If you still wish to register for more than one day, you will need pay an added registration fee, raise another £300 per day, plus arrange your own transport between locations - so if you did 2 days, it would cost £60 in registration fees and you would need to raise a minimum of £600.
Together we are trying to raise over £250,000 to help stop prostate cancer being a killer. This will take Jeff to over £1,000,000 raised for Prostate Cancer UK from his walking marathon challenges in total.
In previous years Jeff has been joined by his fellow Sky Sports pundits, plus football managers, former players and other well-recognised names outside of football. We hope this year will be no different and we will let you know via our social media channels in due course. Be sure to keep a look out.
We can support between 100 to 150 walkers on each day with a target of 500 walkers across the whole event.
Unfortunately not. Due to the risks and physical challenge of the event, there is a minimum age of 16 to register and take part.
You will need to provide your own transport to the start line and from the finish. Once registered, we will let you know about nearby car parks and recommended public transport options closer to the time.
You will receive regular communications from us, with updates and information on the route, fundraising advice, training tips and more.
If your question is not answered here, please email us and we'll get back to you. Otherwise, what are you waiting for?
It’s been three years since Jeff started his first walking marathon for Prostate Cancer UK at the gates of his beloved Hartlepool United, but he's not ready to hang up his boots quite yet.
"It’s an indiscriminate disease, affecting men and their families across the UK – and that’s why I’m taking this message across the home nations. We’ll be visiting some iconic clubs with a big message."
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It's why Jeff is keen to get marching across the UK to raise money to beat a disease killing 1 man every 45 minutes - and why he needs you to join him.