100 Miles in a Month – February 2020

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

100 Miles in a Month FAQs

Do I have to run 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 track my distance?
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 will be asked to set up a 100 Miles Facebook Fundraising Page for the Mater Foundation where you can post your distances weekly, or after every run, depending on your preference. These pages are linked to the Mater Foundation and we’ll be able to see the distance you’ve achieved throughout the month.

How do I set up a 100 Miles Facebook Page?
Visit  https://www.facebook.com/fund/materfoundation/ and wait for the pop-up to set up a page. Please add ‘100 Miles’ in your page title so we can easily find you and make double sure the end date is set to 1st March 2020.

When will I get my sponsorship pack?
You will receive your sponsorship pack by post before the start of the challenge on February 1st. You can check that your name and address are on the list for packs at any time by emailing David our Community Fundraising Officer at fundraising@materfoundation.ie

Do I have to set up a 100 Miles Facebook Page?
Yes. You have to set up a page so that we can track your miles and also because a fundraising page is a fantastic way of raising funds for patient care. It does not matter how much you raise just as long as the page is set up, and that you are updating it with your progress.

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. The Mater is a national hospital for heart and lung transplantation, spinal injuries, cancer care and family heart screening for SADS and other dangerous genetic conditions. 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.

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