I just signed up, now what?

Firstly, join the Facebook Group we set up for this challenge. Click ‘Join Group‘. Once you’re in, you can get your free t-shirt and sponsorship card, get tips, be inspired and find out anything you want to know about the challenge!

How do I change the target/end date on my Facebook Fundraiser?

Go to your Facebook Fundraiser.  Click on the ‘More’ Option, select ‘edit fundraiser’, change the amount and/or the end date and save the changes.

If you don’t extend the date the default setting by Facebook is 7 days so your fundraiser will end after this time.

How do I get my free t-shirt?

Fill in this form and you’ll receive one soon!

How do I keep track of/prove how much I’ve done?

Use a Fitbit or a steps app, there are millions of apps you can download. If you like you can post screen grabs from your device in the Facebook group along with photos/videos of you completing your steps.

Can I start late or early?

Of course! It doesn’t matter at what time of the month you start. Everything and anything you do will support people who are homeless and in very at-risk groups.

What if I don’t complete the challenge?

The only thing that matters is that you challenge yourself. Do as much as you can. Every step will help people who are homeless and vulnerable.

Can I do more than a Marathon in a Month?

Yes! If you finish early you can start over and to two marathons in the month, it’s up to you how many you want to do.

How do I raise money?

Facebook Fundraisers are the easiest way to raise money. You can set one up in a few seconds here. It’s really easy to share the page with your Facebook friends. You could reach your target in a few days.

Once you have set up a Facebook Fundraiser, please edit the name of your fundraiser to something like “Your Name’s” Marathon in a Month for Depaul as it will help us recognise your page as being part of the challenge.

Where will my friends’ money go?

Directly to Depaul to support people who are homeless during this unprecedented time. You don’t have to worry about this. It happens automatically through Facebook.

If I raise money offline how do I get the funds to Depaul?

You can pay in your funds easily in the following ways:

Lodge directly to our bank:

Please reference the payment: Marathon in a Month… & Your Name so that we can identify the payment. Our bank details are as follows:

Bank: AIB

Bank Address: 101 Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Account Name: Depaul

Sort code: 93-12-33

Account No.: 55280718


IBAN: IE51 AIBK 9312 3355 2807 18

Return amount by cheque or postal order

Please make payable to Depaul to Cliodhna Carthy, Depaul, 18 Nicholas Street, Dublin 8, D08 VCP7

Donate via your own Facebook Fundraiser or Just Giving

You can also donate via your own Facebook Fundraiser by simply paying the funds to yourself or Just Giving

How can I encourage donations on my Facebook Fundraiser?

  • Make sure to extend the end date on your Facebook fundraiser to at least 1st May 2020 as the default end date is 7 days after you created it.
  • From 1st April make sure to post your progress on your fundraising page. This can be as frequently as you like, whatever works for you.
  • Download some of the images from the Photos section of the Facebook group to use in your posts.
  • Post photos from your devices so sponsors can see how you’re progressing with the challenge. It also means that at the end of April we can see how much you have done.
  • Ask others in the Facebook group how they are raising funds.

What do I receive upon completion of the challenge?

If you’ve posted your progress in the group regularly and we can see that you have completed your steps everyday you will get a coveted Finisher’s Certificate from Depaul at the end of the challenge!

Got more questions?

Please post a comment in the Facebook Group or email Cliodhna at cliodhna.carthy@depaulcharity.net if you are in ROI or Philip at philip.kee@depaulcharity.net if you are in NI.

Find out more about what we do

By Donating
Could provide soup and shelter to a homeless person for one night.
Could provide soup and shelter to a homeless person for two nights.
Could bring comfort for five nights of soup and shelter to one person.
Could provide soup and shelter, a hot shower and clean clothes for a night.
Could provide soup and shelter, a hot shower and clean clothes for three nights.
Could provide soup and shelter, a hot shower and clean clothes for five nights.