MyMarathon challenges you to complete 42.2 kilometres in October. Whether it takes you 4 hours, 4 days or 4 weeks, you can get out there as much as you need to to clock up your kilometres over the month
We advise you to do whatever is within your ability but is still challenging. If you don’t feel able to run 42.2 kilometres in October, you can walk it. If you’re a wheelchair user you can still complete 42.2 kilometres in a way that is a challenge for you. Making sure it is enough of a challenge means people will be more likely to sponsor you.
Signing-up to MyMarathon is free! But we do encourage everyone to raise as much as they can for the Heart Foundation’s life saving research work.
The challenge is from the 1 October to the 31 October, or however long it takes you from the 1 October to complete your 42.2 kilometres. But you can of course start fundraising as soon as you want to!
We are encouraging people to take part in MyMarathon in October as there will lots of tips and support on-hand and you’ll also be eligible for the fundraising prize incentives. If you are not able to complete it in October then we are happy for you to do your 42.2 kilometres in a diﬀerent month, as long as you sign-up and fundraise. You could also try and run more than 42.2 kilometres if you like!
You can choose to complete your marathon kilometres wherever you like. Whether it’s in the park, in the gym, or on the streets with your friends by your side. You decide the pace and you decide the place. Find out more here.
There isn’t a pack posted out but you can access lots of freebie downloads, tips and advice from the MyMarathon website. Fundraising ideas can be found here, downloadable posters and emails here, and our social media toolkit can be found here. And if you want to get inspired check out #MyMarathonAU. Don’t forget to ‘like’ the dedicated MyMarathonAU Facebook page too.
Everydayhero is an online fundraising platform which you can use to collect your donations. Your fundraising page will be set up automatically when you sign up for MyMarathon. You can access your page here and by entering the log in details you supplied when you signed up. You can share your page with friends and family to encourage them to donate to you.
For help with setting up your fundraising page click here.
If you need help using your fundraising page, making a donation, or anything else Everydayhero related, their dedicated support team can help you out- just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Want an answer faster? You can check out everything you need to know by visiting the Everydayhero Help Centre! Not only does this help with all the technical kinds of things, it’s also got lots of tried and tested tips to help give your fundraising an extra push.
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If you have been using MapMyFitness, Strava or Fitbit whilst completing your kilometres we’ll have a running total and will automatically know once you’ve finished. Or you can manually update your fundraising page yourself. Find out how to do both here. Alternatively, let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MapMyFitness is a training app which tracks and records your distance. Everydayhero is partnered with MapMyFitness which means you can link your fundraising page to MapMyFitness and your page will then be updated every time you complete a run. That way your donors can see how you’re getting on. Fundraisers who use this feature raise an average 46% more! For more help visit here.
Strava is a training app which tracks and records your distance. Everydayhero is partnered with Strava which means you can link your fundraising page to Strava and your page will then be updated every time you complete a run. That way your donors can see how you’re getting on. Fundraisers who use this feature raise an average 46% more! For more help visit here.
Any of the kilometres you complete using your ﬁtness app we will know about (if it is linked to your fundraising page). You just need to let us know about the rest of them by manually updating your fundraising page. Just remember – don’t manually log any kilometres that you’ve used a ﬁtness app to track – we will already have those logged. Please note: your kilometres won’t tally on your page until October 1, once the challenge begins.
The Fundraising section on our website has lots of tools to help you raise money for our life saving heart research.
Ask people to donate directly to your fundraising page as that way the money will come to the Heart Foundation automatically. Easy peasy.
If you’ve collected cash then you can pay in the money yourself (using a credit or debit card) to your fundraising page.
Kilometres won’t tally until October 1 (once the challenge begins). Badges related to distance will also not be rewarded until the month of October. Leading up to MyMarathon we do encourage everyone to start logging their Km's so family and friends know that you are practising and getting ready for October.
We would love you to take part in My Marathon! You could take part in My Marathon as an individual walker or you could encourage your group to do the challenge as a team.
You’ll need to register on the MyMarathon website, and as you do your weekly walks with your group or solo walks, you’ll need to count your kilometres. For information on how to log Km's visit
The donation will be processed in local currency and the donor's financial institution will make the currency adjustment when the transaction is debited to their bank account. More information on donating can be found here: making a donation
“I’m looking forward to the challenge. Being able to walk, jog or run where I want and when I want throughout the entire month of October make it realistic that I’ll be able to go the distance…and if I can do it anyone can!”