walk·​a·​thon | \ ˈwȯ-kə-ˌthän How to pronounce walkathon (audio) \

Definition of walkathon

: a walk covering a considerable distance organized especially to raise money for a cause

Examples of walkathon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More information on the walkathon and how to register can be found on the Save Soil 5K event page. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 2 June 2022 The Save Soil walkathon will occur in over 60 cities across North and South America on June 18 and 19. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 2 June 2022 The Woodfield Chapter of The Pap Corps recently honored the memory of one of its former board members as the organization had its annual walkathon at Woodfield Boca Raton with proceeds supporting cancer research. Alex Kushel, sun-sentinel.com, 28 Jan. 2022 Williams and Rivers put in $600 of their own money to host the walkathon. Stephanie García, baltimoresun.com, 9 Nov. 2021 Shortly after that choir performance, the church held a walkathon to support refugees that drew 300 people and raised about $12,000. USA Today, 28 Dec. 2021 The original plan was to have the evening walkathon at Patterson Park. Stephanie García, baltimoresun.com, 9 Nov. 2021 The Drum Rumble is set up like a walkathon, with drummers soliciting pledges in advance of the event. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 11 Oct. 2021 The Giants got on the board first because Luke Weaver engaged in a first-inning walkathon. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of walkathon

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for walkathon

walk entry 1 + -athon

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29 Jun 2022

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“Walkathon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walkathon. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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