Can you complete a Marathon in May for PACT?

ADOPTION charity Parents And Children Together (PACT) is asking people to complete a marathon in a month in support of its work.

Marathon in May challenges you to complete 26.2 miles over the 31 days in May. You can run, walk, cycle or swim the miles and can cover the distance either individually or together as a family or group of colleagues or friends.

All the proceeds will be used to help PACT’s work building and strengthening families. The charity supports families across the south east and beyond through adoption, award-winning therapeutic support and community projects.

PACT was named Charity of the Year at the Pride of Reading awards 2018.

Jan Fishwick OBE, Chief Executive of PACT, said: “We launched Marathon in May last year and were thrilled to bits to see so many PACT families, staff and supporters taking part and raising more than £2,000 for our work. It’s such an easy and fun way in which people of all ages and abilities can support our work – I hope many more people take on the challenge this year!”

PACT’s Fundraising Manager Lina Artunduaga added: “The really great thing about Marathon in May is you can complete the challenge however you would like, whether it’s walking a mile a day, or running or cycling a few miles every weekend. It’s perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to do a marathon but maybe not all in one go, and ideal for families or colleagues who can take part together to share the distance.  

“We’re all really excited Marathon in May is back for a second year – and can’t wait to get going covering those miles! Do join us if you can, and good luck to all those who have already signed up.”

It costs £14 per adult to register, which includes a medal and a chart to track your progress. Children taking part alongside a registered adult can take part for free but extra medals can be ordered for £2.50.

Participants can also choose to further support PACT’s work by getting sponsored to complete a Marathon in May and anyone who raises over £50 will receive an exclusive goody bag.

The deadline for people to register is Wednesday 8th May.

To find out more and to register see If you would like more information or have any questions please get in touch with our Fundraising Team by emailing or calling 0118 402 1696.