About March the Month

Join thousands of people, across the nation, committing themselves to walk or wheel 11,000 steps a day throughout March. It’s free to sign up and take part and is a challenge everyone can get involved in.

Simply, Sign up to take on March the Month and help raise lifesaving funds, get active and walk your way.

Why 11,000 steps?

More than 11,000 dads, brothers, grandads, partners and mates die from prostate cancer every year. By taking on March the Month, you can help increase awareness, raise lifesaving funds and ultimately save men’s lives.

We're suggesting you raise a minimum of £200 - but you can aim higher to make an even bigger difference for men and their families.

Whether you’re a rookie rambler or a seasoned stroller, get involved and do it your way. Why not try:

  • Going on a daily morning walk
  • Switching up your commute
  • Hitting the gym
  • Racking them up walking around the house.

You'll never feel like you're marching alone with support and encouragement from our thriving community of marchers. Take on the challenge solo or in a team and track and share your progress using JustGiving's easy logging system. Watch your steps stack up and the donations rush in.

Event Accessibility

March the Month is a challenge everyone can get involved in. If you want to take on more or less than the 11,000, steps you can adapt this goal to suit you. Set your own step goal on your JustGiving page and work towards that each day of March.

If you’re a wheelchair user, you can track distance instead of steps. Five miles is roughly equivalent to 11,000 steps.

For more details about accessibility, please get in touch with our team who’ll be happy to support you in taking on the challenge.

The money you raise by taking part in March the Month will fund lifesaving research and support services for men and their families affected by the disease, like Mark.

In 2022, Mark received the devastating news that he had advanced prostate cancer. So, he decided to take on March the Month, completing daily walks locally and further afield. He wore blue boxers over his trousers, to help raise awareness. His incredible efforts raised over £3000 and he is ready to take on march the month again:

“Last year, I challenged myself to complete my daily walks for Prostate Cancer UK’s March the Month across several locations in the UK, whilst showcasing my blue pants and I am planning to do the same again this March.

I want to encourage my male friends and relatives and all the other men out there to speak to their GP about the disease, if they have any worries or concerns about it. 

I don’t want anyone to receive a diagnosis, when it is too late, like I did. I also hope others will follow in my footsteps and join me this March and walk 11,000 steps a day to help support Prostate Cancer UK.”