Melanoma 1000 Challenge

The Melanoma 1000 challenge is new for 2019

The Melanoma 1000 challenge started at the beginning of October 2019. Here’s our leaderboard showing the amazing progress people are making month by month.

Melanoma Focus would like to reassure Melanoma 1000 participants that this virtual challenge remains active and open. COVID-19 has affected all of our lives and now, more than ever, we need your support.  We urge all participants to prioritise their own and public health by following current Government and NHS guidance throughout the challenge.

If your personal circumstances change at any point and you would like to extend your challenge beyond May, please don’t hesitate to let us know. This challenge will close on 30 September 2020.

Thank you so much for your continuing support during these difficult times.

Conquer the Melanoma 1000 Challenge!

October 1st – May 31st, 2020

This virtual challenge will see you complete 1000 miles any way you like. You will have 8 months to complete the challenge. It’s the equivalent of 4 miles every day to hit the 1000-mile target! Concluding in May 2020, you will be able to share your success and celebrate during Melanoma Awareness Month, helping us raise awareness of the most serious form of skin cancer.

You can run, walk, jog, trot, cycle or swim, every mile counts!

1000 miles is not an easy challenge so why not push yourself and see how many miles you can reach? You can cover the distance how, when and where you like. Simply track your activity, upload proof that you have completed the distance using app screenshots, display parkrun stats or join our Strava team! Once we have your results, we’ll send you your challenge champion medal and add you to our leader board!

Register now and make a difference to the lives of melanoma patients

It’s FREE to register, so sign up today and join #TeamMelanoma. A challenge like this is sure to inspire others to support you, so we have a suggested minimum sponsorship of £250.

The money you raise will help us fund life-saving research into melanoma. We support projects that investigate early detection of melanoma and the prevention of misdiagnosis. You can see our latest research news at

How we’ll support you

  • Join our Facebook and Strava groups to connect with others taking on this challenge. See if you can be top of our leader board, share your progress and keep on track!

You’ll receive:

  • a free technical running vest
  • A fundraising pack, full of tips to help you raise as much as you can
  • Challenge Champion medal and Melanoma1000 certificate

Why join us?

  • Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer, developing anywhere on the body, not just the skin
  • Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer in the world, especially in people under 35
  • 1 in 36 males and 1 in 47 females in the UK will be diagnosed with melanoma in their lifetime

Register for the Melanoma 1000 Challenge

Email and we’ll send you our fundraising pack to get your challenge started.


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