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.
Any questions? Download our FAQ below or text or call David, our Community Fundraising Officer, on 085 168 6169
If you’re taking part as a workplace, scroll down page to details below.
Do I have to run 100 Miles in a Month, or can I jog or walk it instead?
You can run, jog or walk 100 Miles in a Month. It’s completely up to you how fast you go, and what routes you take. All that matters is that you post the distances to your fundraising page!
How do I track my miles?
The best way is to use an app on your phone to track your miles, and then post screenshots of your miles to your fundraising page! 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 get my medal?
As part of this challenge, you must set up a 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, so we’ll be able to see your miles and give you a medal at the end.
How do I set up a 100 Miles in a Month Fundraising Page?
The easiest way is to go to The Mater Foundation Facebook Page, and hit Create Fundraiser. It’ll automatically link to us and to 100 Miles in a Month if you do this in January. Otherwise, you can use a platform like Just Giving.
Do I absolutely have to set up a 100 Miles in a Month Fundraising Page?
Yes, this is a fundraising challenge so you have to set up a page. It’s okay if only you donate to yourself. We also use your pages to track your miles and give you a medal.
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.
TAKING PART WITH YOUR WORKPLACE
Is your workplace ready for an inspirational fitness challenge that:
- Brings your workplace together & engages staff at all levels
- Increases workplace wellbeing, motivation, and health
- Raises funds to improve healthcare in your community
You’ll be in good company:
Some workplaces taking the challenge in 2020 included: Paddy Power Betfair — Morgan McKinley — 160th Infantry Group — Byrne Wallace Solicitors
We’ll support you all the way
We’ll send your team their 100 Miles in a Month running tops, help you setup your challenge and track your miles, and provide inspirational content to keep your team motivated.
On completion of your team’s 100 miles, we’ll send each member a medal and a video showing what your workplace have achieved.
To find out more, or sign up your workplace or team
Download a slide deck about this running challenge to help decide if it’s right for your workplace, or so you can send it to your colleagues who might be interested.