What is MyMarathon
MyMarathon is a challenge to complete 26.2 miles throughout May, in any way that suits you. Whether it takes you 4 hours, 4 days or 4 weeks, you can get out there as much as you need to clock up your miles over the month. Whether these are the first miles you've ever run, you’re a regular runner, or you decide you'd rather walk it, as long as you cover 26.2 miles in May you'll be a MyMarathon champion.
However you choose to run, you decide the place and you decide the pace. Sign up to MyMarathon and your fundraising will help fund our life saving research.
Three great reasons to take part
Not sure if you can run a marathon in May? Here are a few reasons to give it a go:
For your health
Running is good for your heart! Your heart is a muscle, and running will increase its strength, which could reduce the threat of heart conditions.
For the challenge
The satisfaction of completing a marathon, however long it takes, is a reward in itself - especially if running isn't your go-to activity!
For the cause
Every donation you raise, no matter the amount, helps to power our life saving research into heart and circulatory diseases.
How to get started
Whether it’s over 4 hours, 4 days or 4 weeks, getting involved couldn’t be easier! Follow these three simple steps to sign up and kick start your fundraising.
Count me in
- Set a fundraising goal and share your page with friends and family
- Sign up and create an everydayhero fundraising page to collect donations
- Link your fitness tracker to keep count of those all-important miles
From top tips to help you clock up the miles, to some great places to run, we can help keep you on track until you reach your finish line.
Learn about setting goals
Take your fundraising all the way to the finish line! We've got lots of downloads to help you raise as much as possible to support our life saving research. And the more you raise, the more likely you are to get one of our fundraising prizes.
See our range of tips
We're doing it for Calum
Running gave me some headspace ahead of my son Calum's fourth major heart surgery. I could also raise money and awareness. This year, I'm taking on the challenge again with my daughter Elena!