Definition of walkathon in English:

walkathon

Pronunciation /ˈwôkəˌTHän/ /ˈwɔkəˌθɑn/

Translate walkathon into Spanish

noun

informal
  • A long-distance walk organized as a fundraising event.

    • ‘Trax, in Sheppard Street, is holding a walkathon to raise money for four-year-old Brandon Humphries, who has cerebral palsy.’
    • ‘Now the gym is planning a walkathon for March 29.’
    • ‘I don't walk for a workout, and besides, walkathons are for out-of-shape mothers.’
    • ‘Competitions and walkathons were also organized.’
    • ‘Raju's walkathon will take him through 21 States, covering 15,000 km.’
    • ‘I find a certain irony in seeing a parent drive their kid door to door to collect pledges for a walkathon.’
    • ‘The Diamond Vale Government Primary School PTA expresses its thanks and appreciation to those who contributed in making our fund-raising walkathon a success on June 11.’
    • ‘Who in their right mind would cheat on a charity walkathon?’
    • ‘Last May, Mandy took part in a 26-mile walkathon and raised over £2,000.’
    • ‘Towards this objective, HelpAge India has organized a series of physical events for senior citizens including golf tournaments and walkathons.’
    • ‘It's comforting to think that if we just have enough walkathons and celebrity fund-raisers, we'll cure everything.’
    • ‘And the people of Kerry have been asked to put their best foot forward to help support the trust by taking part in a ten-mile walkathon organised by Lea and her supporters.’
    • ‘AMP is also helping facilitate various employee events - from bucket collections in building foyers to a walkathon in Melbourne.’
    • ‘Last Monday a sponsored walkathon, in Trax Gym, Sheppard Street, raised more than £300 towards the campaign.’
    • ‘Sometimes club members and staff even participate in charity events, such as walkathons, as an unofficial group from the club.’
    • ‘About 50 walkers of all ages joined the walkathon Sunday to raise funds for Steinbach's Grace Haven Pregnancy Crisis Centre.’
    • ‘A spokesman for Cafod said: ‘This is the fifth year running we have held a walkathon to raise funds for Cafod.’’
    • ‘When there was a terrible famine in Africa one year we did a ten mile walkathon to raise money.’
    • ‘There are several bloggers right now gearing up for their walkathons to help benefit some great charities.’
    • ‘A host of events were organised to raise the money, including a six-a-side football tournament, a walkathon and Indian dinner party.’

Origin

1930s from walk, on the pattern of marathon.