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

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Recent Examples on the Web There’s also a walkathon to raise money for the West Suburban Humane Society, and the option to get your pet microchipped ($35, with proceeds benefiting the shelter). Web Behrens, chicagotribune.com, "15 things to do with the kids Sept. 23-29," 22 Sep. 2019 The Washington Elementary Parent Teacher Organization raised approximately $76,000 to pay for the new playground through events such as a walkathon in October, and donated that money to the district. Heather Cherone, chicagotribune.com, "New playground, new assistant principal headed to Washington Elementary in Park Ridge," 29 May 2018 Proceeds from the sales and a walkathon Friday will be used to purchase equipment for a new playground, said council President Katie Mulcrone. Diane Dachota, chicagotribune.com, "Brook Park students create, show mixed media artwork," 4 May 2018 The 3-mile walkathon raises funds for the International CG Scoliosis Convention in July. Julie A. Short/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Longtime Avon Lake resident appointed to Ward 3 council seat: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 16 Apr. 2018 The walkathon-style fundraiser raises money for the foundation's Bird Protection Fund. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Great Wisconsin Birdathon takes flight during Year of the Bird," 5 Apr. 2018 Students of Pleasant Valley School are the reigning champions from the last walkathon. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "Walkathon To Support Local Schools Coming Sept. 30," 7 Sep. 2017 The walkathon will begin at Wood Memorial Library, 783 Main St., in South Windsor. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "Walkathon To Support Local Schools Coming Sept. 30," 7 Sep. 2017 The walkathon was dedicated to the memory of Cary Prague, in 2015. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "Walkathon To Support Local Schools Coming Sept. 30," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of walkathon

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for walkathon

walk + -athon

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“Walkathon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walkathon. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of walkathon

chiefly US : an organized event in which people walk to raise money for a particular cause or group

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