How many steps will you complete in one month? We're challenging you to March the Month by walking 11,000 steps a day - the same amount of men who die each year of prostate cancer - to get fit and raise money to help us beat prostate cancer.
Each year, more than 11,000 men die of prostate cancer - that's one man dying every 45 minutes. And there are over 400,000 men living with and after the disease in the UK today. The money you raise will fund research into life-saving treatments for prostate cancer and provide practical support to men and their families. So go the extra mile and sign up now to take part in our March for the Month step challenge.
Given the statistics, we're scrapping 10,000 steps and instead challenging each person to walk 11,000 steps a day for the month of September. Track your steps each day using our individual calendar or team sheet if you're competing against others. If you want to increase the distance and set your target higher, it's totally up to you. We'd love to see how far you can go!
There's plenty of benefits to putting on your trainers and going for a walk. Here's our top 5:
How far is 11,000 steps a day?
If you walked 11,000 steps every day for a month, you would do around 330,000 steps which adds up to over 156 miles.
How can I reach my steps target?
There's lot of ways to hit your daily target. You can rack your steps up by skipping the tube or bus and walking to work, swapping the lift for the stairs, going for a weekend park walk or even by taking the dog out.
What if I skip a day?
We all have our off days, so don't worry. Just try and make the steps up over the rest of the week. You could try playing a new sport or finding a scenic walk and discover a hidden treasure over your weekend.
What's the best way to track my steps?
We'd suggest using an app on your phone or a pedometer. Then, log your steps on this handy wallchart so you can track the progress you're making.
How can I fundraise?
Once you’ve taken the decision to March the Month, there's loads of great ways to fundraise. Sign up and we'll send you a free fundraising pack with tips to make your challenge a success.