walkathon

noun

walk·​a·​thon ˈwȯ-kə-ˌthän How to pronounce walkathon (audio)
: 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 When Mitchell was gravely ill, the community held a fundraising walkathon at Poinsettia Park to help with medical bills insurance did not cover. Lola Sherman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 July 2023 The socially distanced walkathon on Feb. 15 had its largest turnout and raised $14,000 for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Alex Kushel, sun-sentinel.com, 18 Feb. 2021 The walkathon begins todayJan. 1 and runs through Jan. 30. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Jan. 2023 In addition to the virtual walkathon, the club hosts its 17th annual Human Trafficking Awareness Walk and Event in person from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 28 at United Methodist Church of Vista, 490 S. Melrose Drive, Vista. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Dec. 2022 On the last Friday in October, the evening walkathon in Downtown Baltimore raised $1,700 in online donations. Stephanie García, baltimoresun.com, 9 Nov. 2021 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

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Word History

Etymology

walk entry 1 + -athon

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of walkathon was in 1930

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“Walkathon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walkathon. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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