This April, could you take on 26.2 miles your way?

You could:  

  • Run 1 mile a day for 26 days
  • Share the 26.2 miles with a friend and complete it together 
  • Run 26.2 miles all in one go  - Join the Sands London Marathon Team on 21st April!
  • Walk a couple of miles a week with friends  
  • Or really do it your way, with your own original idea! 

The challenge is free to join and we simply ask you to raise as much as you can for Sands, saving lives with every mile this April.

Sign up now for your free t-shirt!  


Collage of various Sands supporters wearing Sands T-shirts and smiling to the camera


When you sign up everything is done for you

  1. Your fundraiser is created for you in just one click which you can then share.
  2. Your Sands t-shirt  will be sent out in the post and you’ll receive it within 10 working days.

You can also join our Strava Community:

My Marathon My Way

Private community · 756 members

Join the community

Welcome to My Marathon My Way Challenge! In this community, find out how to set up a fundraiser, where to register for your free t-shirt, and inspiration to keep you going for the whole of September.


Your fundraising

We are so thankful to everybody taking part in this challenge and everybody, regardless of how much you fundraise, you will receive a digital certificate at the end of your challenge. To reward those who go above and beyond in their fundraising by reaching £150 by 7 May, we will send you a bespoke medal with your certificate. 



Miles Tracker

You will receive a copy of your miles tracker in your t-shirt pack, but you are also welcome to download a copy here


You can also download our achievement badges here to share with friends and family and celebrate your accomplishments.

Sponsorship Form

You will receive a sponsorship form in your pack, but you can also download a form here - Sponsorship form. Use your form to collect offline donations and then pay these onto your fundraiser and send us a photo/scan of the form to allow us to claim Gift Aid.


You can find everything you need to know about my marathon my way by heading to our FAQs below. If your question isn't answered, do drop us an email at

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Can I download my fundraising pack?

  • Download this social media profile picture frame. This will help promote your my marathon my way fundraising and challenge to all those who follow you online. Just head to Facebook and search 'my marathon my way for sands' and you can add this frame to your profile picture. Or download the frame and you can add it yourself. 
  • Download the my marathon my way cover photo which you can use on Facebook or Twitter. Just click here to download.

How do I sign up?

Sign up and register for your Free T-shirt here. Your will also be able to set up your fundraiser via Facebook or Just Giving here.

Where and when is this challenge?

This is a virtual challenge for everyone so you can do this throughout April at the best time for you. You can do this in your local area. You can do this together with your friends and family.

Is there an entry fee?

There is no entry fee for this challenge. We do however ask you to fundraise as part of your challenge. Facebook Fundraisers are the easiest way to raise money. It takes a few seconds to set one up, and then it’s really easy to share the page with your Facebook friends

How do I fundraise?

Your fundraising page will be created when you register by clicking on this link. It will take 1 minute and you can share your fundraiser with all your friends and family. 

How much do I have to raise?

Please just raise as much as you can. There is no target for this event but we would be so grateful to you for sharing your fundraising page as much as possible and if you prefer to fundraise offline you can download our sponsorship form here. Everybody who takes part in this challenge will receive a certificate. 

Raise £150 by 7 May and you will receive a bespoke medal and certificate. 

When do I complete my 26.2 miles by?

The challenge is to complete 26.2 miles, a full marathon, in the month of April. You can split the miles up across 26 days, across 4 weeks or do it all in one go. However and whenever you like, in the month of April.

How do I track my miles?

Some good free apps are Strava, MapMyWalk and RunKeeper. But the most important thing is that you post updates on your Facebook Fundraiser so your friends and family see how hard you're pushing yourself! Once you're done for the day, mark off your miles on your paper tracker, included in your pack.

If you're using Strava, you can join our Strava community.

When will I get my T-shirt pack?

T-shirt packs will be posted in batches everyday from 12 March. It can take up to 10 working days for your T-shirt to arrive so please be patient whilst you wait for yours.

What is in my t-shirt pack?

A Sands t-shirt and a tracker for you to mark off your miles, as well as a sponsor form should you wish to fundraise offline. 

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