Complete the marathon distance of 26.2 miles over the month of June and get your friends and family to sponsor you along the way. Whether you run, walk or cycle is entirely up to you – complete the challenge wherever and however you want. The only requirement is that you must follow government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

The money you raise throughout the month will go towards our Emergency Fund which will help to support Emmaus communities through the coronavirus crisis. Emmaus communities have closed their shops until further notice, in order to protect our customers, companions, volunteers and staff from the risk of contracting coronavirus. Having to shut our social enterprises means our communities are now deprived of vital income that they need to keep a roof over companions’ heads and put food on the table.  

If you raise over £100, you’ll receive an Emmaus medal to celebrate your fantastic effort. Don’t let this limit you though, everything you raise makes a vital difference.

How does it work?

To complete the #BigMarathonMonth cover 26.2 miles over the 30 days in June. You can do a mile a day or just over 5 miles every weekend – everything counts! The main thing is to do it at your pace and just have fun!

How do I sign-up?

To take part in the #BigMarathonMonth simply set up your fundraising page with Justgiving or download a sponsorship form.

To set up your Justgiving page:

  • Go to The Big Marathon Month campaign on Justgiving
  • Click the orange ‘Start fundraising’ button on the right of the campaign page
  • Fill in your details
  • Event start date is 1st June 2020
  • Set your fundraising target
  • Integrate your JustGiving page with Strava

Once you’ve signed up make sure to join our #BigMarathonMonth Facebook group where you can share your progress, get support from fellow fundraisers and keep up to date of the work of Emmaus!

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