How can I march?
Clock up your steps each day however it suits you. Whether you’re keeping up your normal exercise routine or trying to get active, make up your 11,000 steps a day your way. From walking your commute, to heading outside with friends and family or getting your steps in around the house - you decide how to hit your target. Please make sure you follow all government guidelines and stay safe.
Make sure to plan your routes, let someone know where you’re going, wear reflective clothing and always have a backup plan in case things don’t go to plan.
Who can take part?
Anyone and everyone, all abilities are welcome, so long as you can walk or wheel every day. Get involved on your own, as a family or team of friends. It’s also a great challenge to take on with colleagues... nothing like a bit of friendly rivalry! Get in your steps whichever way you choose over the course of the month.
If you’re a wheelchair user, the steps equate to around five miles per day, so you can use this as a target to wheel every day throughout September.
Can I change my step goal?
The goal is 11,000 steps a day to represent the more than 11,000 dads, partners, grandads, sons, brothers, uncles and mates who lose their lives to prostate cancer every year, but there’s lots of ways you can adapt this goal to suit you. You can aim for this number of steps each day as a team or family, increase your daily step goal, lower your daily step goal if you need to or choose a daily distance instead (five miles is roughly 11,000 steps). Update your page story to let people know your goal and adapt the challenge to suit you, while raising vital funds and awareness for prostate cancer.
Can we take part as a team?
What’s the best way to track my steps?
This challenge is all about keeping active, so we trust you to be hitting your step goal each day. Whether using an app on your phone, a pedometer or a fitness watch, you can record your daily step total each day on your JustGiving page. This means you can keep a record of your total steps during the month.
How can I fundraise?
There are loads of great ways to fundraise and spread the word about your challenge. Sign up and we'll send you top tips to make your challenge a success, and help you every step of the way.
How much does it cost?
It’s free to sign up and take part. As for fundraising, we're suggesting you raise a minimum of £200 - but you can aim higher to make an even bigger difference.
I want to wear a Prostate Cancer UK top whilst I take part, where can I get one?
When you sign up, we’ll send you a fundraising t-shirt to wear during the challenge (be sure to check your junk inbox and add us to your safe senders list so you receive our emails). You’ll also be able to claim a free branded water bottle when you fundraise £300 – and if you absolutely smash it and reach £500 in sponsorship, we'll send you one of our technical walking tops too. Or you can kit yourself out in branded gear from our online shop.
How can I see what other people are doing?
We’ll share updates regularly for inspiration throughout your challenge, and so will your fellow challengers. Join our Facebook group full of incredible marchers like you and see what they're doing to get in their steps each day. You’ll also be able to keep your eye on how other marchers are doing with hitting their goals on the leader board to keep you motivated. Don’t forget to post your #MarchtheMonth snaps on social media too - we can’t wait to see how you get on.
If there’s something we’ve not covered above please let us know by calling 0800 082 1616 or contact us online and we’ll do our best to help. You can also check out our Facebook group for updates and discover a whole community offering help and support. If your question is specifically about your JustGiving page there is excellent support online.