Frequently Asked Questions

We hope you can find the answer to any questions that you may have on 12in12 below. But if you are struggling, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the 12in12 team.

We have now extended to include virtual runs. That means you no longer have to run at organised events. Runs recorded on the likes of Strava, Garmin Connect, MayMyRun. etc . now count! Please check that your profile is set to public, so we can access. This is so that the admin team at 12in12.run can easily verify your achievement once you’ve submitted your results. I

If you do want to include some organised runs to help you along your journey take a look at our Pinterest boards for inspiration  – you’ll be surprised at just how many events are on your doorstep!

On a side note, if you are working towards The 100 Marathon Club, virtual runs do not count. Please check their website for further details.

Whilst the idea behind running 12 marathons in 12 months is based on running one event per month, we know that life has a habit of getting in the way. As long as you run 12 marathons within the duration you’ve set (12 marathons in 12 months), then it’s perfectly acceptable to us if 2 happen to be in one month.

We have a really simple process, we just want you to have considered your current running ability; what’s a sensible challenge for you?

  1. If your ready, head over to Set Your Challenge.
  2. Enter in your details, so that we can contact you and support you on your journey.
  3. Select your distance, your duration, start and completion date
  4. Tell us a bit about yourself
  5. You’ll be taken to your medal to purchase
  6. Check your junk and spam box for your verification email
  7. Now your challenge is set, we’re ready and so are you!

Simply email through to the 12in12 team using the template that we’ll send out to you. All you need to do is add in the date, event name, finish date, website address and we’ll run through our verification process. Your medal will then be on its way to you

Absolutely, as long as the runs you’ve completed so far have published the results online then they’ll all count! Congratulations on taking on your 12in12 challenge. We can’t wait to support you on the rest of your journey. Simply complete setting your challenge, purchase your medal, verify your email address, and we look forward to receiving your list of events.

Congratulations on completing your 12 marathons! We hope it inspired you to continue. By all means you are more than entitled to your medal. Simply complete the form, set the dates for when you completed your marathons and add comment. Once we receive your form and payment we’ll be in touch.

First and foremost, when you complete your challenge and we’ve verified your results, we’ll send you your amazing medal; the all important running bling! But along your journey, there’s a wealth of expertise within the running community that will support you along the way. If you’ve not found us already, we’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. So if you’re ever in doubt or in need of pick me up, simply reach out to us and the advice will come flooding in.

12in12 is often the term used when runners talk about completing 12 marathons in 12 months. At 12in12.run we want to recognise and reward this achievement by way of a fantastic medal whilst catering for a variety of abilities too. By extending this across a wider range of distances, we encourage every to take up their own 12in12 challenge.