Could you run 100 miles in February to raise funds for patient care in the Mater Hospital?
It’s a tough challenge, but it’ll help critically ill people and will keep you healthy too!
By joining the Mater’s “100 Miles in a Month” Challenge, you’ll be raising funds for life-saving equipment and ground breaking medical research in the Mater, making an incredible difference to patient care.
We have created a Facebook Group of people like you who are doing this challenge. Join it to see how they’re getting on!
Any questions? Take a look at the FAQ below or text or call David, our Community Fundraising Officer, on 085 168 6169
Do I have to run all 100 Miles in a Month, or can I walk it instead?
You can walk or run 100 Miles in a Month. You can also do both and pace your runs with intervals of walking for recovery. The speed doesn’t matter, only the distance!
How do I record my miles?
The best way is to use your smart phone! You can download Map My Run or a similar app. Otherwise if you have a Fitbit or activity tracker, then you can use that instead.
How do I prove that I have completed the 100 Miles?
As part of this challenge, you must set up a Facebook Fundraising Page for the Mater Foundation. Using that page, you’ll post your distances weekly or after every run depending on preference. These pages are linked to the Mater Foundation and we’ll be able to see your progress.
How do I set up a 100 Miles in a Month Facebook Fundraising Page?
If you don’t have a page set up, Facebook message David or email Ailish and they will help you set one up. If you can no longer find your page, they can also help with this problem. Just make sure your end date is set to March 5th.
Do I have to set up a Facebook Fundraising Page?
Yes, you have to set up a page so we can track your miles and give you a medal. They’re a great way of raising funds for patient care. But you can also use them to make a once off donation to yourself. Also, it does not matter how much you raise on the page just as long as it is set up.
How do I create or find my Facebook Fundraising Page?
You can create your Facebook Fundraising Page using this link – https://www.facebook.com/fund/materfoundation and you can find it at any time by using this link https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/manage/.
How will the money I raise help patients of the Mater Public Hospital?
Taking part in challenges like 100 Miles in a Month raises vital funds for life-saving medical equipment and ground-breaking research in the Mater. To help show how your miles really matter, we will share a story every week over the next month via Facebook and email that tells you how you’re making a difference to our patients’ lives through this fundraising challenge.