Run the Month 2021

Run the Month is a virtual challenge for runners everywhere. Throughout April run 50 miles or more your way, whether it’s a mile at a time or two marathons throughout the month. Run the Month, join our inspiring online community and help beat prostate cancer - the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK.

Take on the challenge alone or in a team, track and share your progress using Strava. Watch the miles build up and the donations rush in. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, Run the Month this April and help save men’s lives.

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  • FAQs  

    How can I run?

    You can clock up the miles however it suits you. Whether you’re keeping up your normal exercise routine or trying something new, you can make up your 50 miles (or more!) one mile at a time or in two marathons throughout the month. Pound the pavements, use a treadmill or go cross country - the choice is yours.

    Who can take part?

    Anyone and everyone. Run the way you want over the course of the month.

    Can we take part as a team?

    Yes, one team, one dream! All you need to do is select the team option on sign up and it will guide you through the process of creating a team or joining an existing one.

    What’s the best way to track my movement?

    This challenge is all about keeping busy and active, so we trust you to be sticking to the distance you challenged yourself to. JustGiving has a great tool to connect your fundraising page to your Strava account so you can share your runs publicly.

    How can I fundraise?

    Once you’ve decided to Run the Month, there’s loads of great ways to fundraise. Sign up and we’ll help you set up a JustGiving page and send you tips to make your challenge a success.

    How much does it cost?

    It’s free to sign up and take part. As for fundraising, we're suggesting that you raise a minimum of £100 - but we'd love you to aim higher.

    I want to wear a Prostate Cancer UK top whilst I run, where can I get one?

    When you sign up, you’ll be able to order your Prostate Cancer UK t-shirt. We’ll even gift you a branded running top if you hit the £200 fundraising mark and a hoodie if you reach £500! Or you can kit yourself out at our online shop.

    How can I see what other people are doing?

    We’ll be posting regular running inspiration to give you that boost throughout your challenge, and so will your fellow challengers. Check out the story grid on our homepage where you can see what your fellow runners are up to and how they’re racking up the miles. You’ll also be able to keep your eye on those hitting 50 miles on the leaderboard to encourage you. Don’t forget to post your #RuntheMonth snaps too - we can’t wait to see those run prep grids.

    How can I connect my Strava account to my JustGiving page?

    If you want your miles to automatically show on your JustGiving page, you can connect your Strava account to your page. There’s full instructions here, https://help.justgiving.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007215857-Connecting-your-Fundraising-Page-to-Strava.

    Why should I self-donate?

    Fundraisers who donate to their own page raise on average 42 per cent more! Dipping into your own wallet and donating to your page isn’t cheating, and it’s the best way to reach your fundraising target. Your friends and family will soon follow suit...

    Ready to get involved? Sign up to Run the Month.

Terms and conditions

  • Run the Month: Marathon Edition incentives  

    1. The organiser of this event is Prostate Cancer UK, Fourth floor, The Counting House, 53 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QN (“Prostate Cancer UK”). Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (registered charity number 1005541) and in Scotland (registered charity number SC039332) and a company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales (registered number 02653887).
    2. This event is open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over. By entering this event, participants confirm that they accept the terms and conditions set out below. Prostate Cancer UK reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all participants.
    3. Participants must sign up to the July 2021 edition of Run the Month: Marathon Edition between 15 May 2021 – 31 July 2021.
    4. By entering you agree that Prostate Cancer UK may send you updates about the event. Prostate Cancer UK will not contact you about our other activities unless you have already opted into such communications or you amend your contact preferences to allow us to do this.
    5. Those who are eligible for the fundraising incentives will be contacted through email for the purpose of instructing how to secure their item(s). Your data will be held in accordance with Prostate Cancer UK's data privacy policy. By entering the event and providing your personal information, you consent to such use of your personal data.
    6. Entrants can only enter the event once and there is no cost to entry.
    7. Entries that are incomplete will be deemed invalid and will not count as an entry.
    8. Prostate Cancer UK does not accept any liability for: (i) any entries which are incomplete or corrupted in any way as a result of any technical malfunction (whether caused by a website failure, virus or other technical malfunction); or (ii) for any entries which are lost, misdirected or delayed.
    9. The incentives available are a supporter t-shirt for securing your first donation of any value, technical running t-shirt or vest for raising £200 in sponsorship (excluding Gift Aid), and a Prostate Cancer UK branded water bottle for raising £500 in sponsorship (excluding Gift Aid).
    10. There are no cash alternatives to the incentives.