My Marathon Month

My marathon. My way. For local hospice care. Run anywhere, anytime, any way you like during January to reach your goal!

Event details

We’re challenging you to run 26.2 or 50 miles over the whole of January to help local children and their families live life as fully as possible, for the time they have left together.

Whatever your running experience, My Marathon Month is ideal, allowing you to take on a run your way and push yourself even further. Choose your marathon or ultra-marathon and sign up today.

Location: Virtual
When: Saturday 1st January 2022
End: Monday 31st January 2022
Event type: Runs
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Be a My Marathon Month megastar this January!

Whether you’re looking to kick-start your 2023 with a new you, keep yourself motivated during the winter, train for your new run season, or just want a challenge – My Marathon Month is here!

It’s just £15 to register, for the marathon or ultra-marathon challenge. All we ask is that you try and raise £150. You’ll get a well-deserved medal after your challenge to show what a difference you’ve made.

If you feel a marathon or ultra-marathon is too much to take on alone, or you want to get your team mates involved, no problem…

Take part with a buddy:

You both sign up for My Marathon Month, then split your distance however you wish. We kindly ask that you both try and raise £150.

Take part as a team:

Simply get 5 or 10 teammates all to sign up for My Marathon Month, then split the distance between everyone. With a team of 5 or more, we’d kindly ask you all to try and raise £100 each.

Get your fundraising off with a bang on JustGiving

JustGiving pages are the easiest way to start fundraising. You can set them up quickly, share them across social media (even connect it to Strava), and all monies come directly to Chestnut Tree House.

Set up your JustGiving page today

Make a difference with every step!

Your support means kids can be astronauts for the day in the multi-sensory room, discover creepy crawlies on a woodland walk, or form their very own pop group in the music room. Chestnut is a place where parents can just be parents and where siblings have people to talk to who understand.


give a family and their child a couple of hours splashing about safely together in the hydrotherapy pool at Chestnut Tree House


enable a nurse to make a visit to a child in their own home - giving tired families and carers the chance to take a well-earned break


give a family of four an overnight stay at Chestnut Tree - a rare chance to watch a film together, or catch up on sleep knowing their child is being cared for
More information about the challenge

You can run anywhere, anytime and any way to complete your challenge, whether that’s doing it as a couple of long runs at weekends, or breaking it down to daily jogs. Run on road, off road, or even on a treadmill to reach your goal – it all adds up!

Can I do My Marathon Month run all in one go? Unless you are an experienced runner that regularly does long runs, we would not advise doing your challenge in one go.

Remember, you have a whole month to complete your challenge, so there’s plenty of time to do your runs without putting too much pressure on yourself. It’s best to be safe and have fun with your runs.

We’ve partnered with RunThings, a specialist in virtual running events, who’ll be hosting My Marathon Month on their website. Once registered, you’ll be instructed on how to login…but here is a RunThings guide to help you too.

From here you’ll be able to confirm you’re running for Chestnut Tree House, log your runs (manually or by linking to Strava), see yourself on the leaderboard, and see how far everyone has run together.

We’ll keep in touch with you every week in January to see how you’re getting on, plus give you some photo challenges for when you’re out on your runs.

From training runs to Strava running challenges, stay connected to get the most out of being part of Team Chestnut.

Facebook Group: Sharing is caring. Join our Chestnut Tree House Run Group to chat and share stories, tips, and ideas.

Running Hub: Updated regularly, your running info hub covers everything from training tips to nutritional advice.

Strava Club: A Team Chestnut Running Club, where you can join events and training runs. Maybe find a running buddy too.

Be sure to read the full My Marathon Month FAQs for 2023 when they are published nearer the time. The FAQs will have full details about the event, getting involved, taking part, and fundraising.

If you still have a question after that, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to answer your query.