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(General Sporting Terms) informal US a long-distance walk organized to raise money for charity


(ˈwɔ kəˌθɒn)

1. a long-distance walking race.
2. such a race held to raise funds for a charity or cause.
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The walkathon, named 'Time is Brain', was held for almost an hour within the park.
18 ( ANI ): A walkathon witnessed more than 600 participants from all walks of life, in order to create awareness on 'Bone Health'.
The walkathon hosted by QCB has established itself as one of the highlights of the National Sport Day calendar of events, and the popularity was once again evident as thousands of enthusiastic men and women poured into the streets of Doha to participate in the event.
Sulaiman Barrak al Marzouq, were welcomed at the NBK Walkathon registration center in Salmiya as they prepared to take part in the 9th December event.
Dressed in the UAE flag colours, boys from the school enthusiastically sang happy songs and raised happy slogans at the third annual walkathon - Walk for Happiness organised by the school.
You can get the walkathon t-shirts from the association's main office in Bousher, every day from 8 am to 3 pm.
The Indian Social and Cultural Centre (ISC) in Abu Dhabi organised the walkathon in cooperation with "We are all police", the community policing initiative of Abu Dhabi Police.
Modeling passion, integrity and commitment in everything Al Babtain steps foot into, the NBK walkathon has long been recognized as a popular platform that influences positive changes in the overall wellbeing of the participants and of those watching.
Students and staff of the Arabian Gulf University also took part in the walkathon, as part of their activities to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October.
The Walkathon will start from Sindhi High School, Kumar Krupa Road, and complete a 4 km route and will end at the same place.
Three days later, the Capital Governorate will host the second walkathon near Fatima Kanoo Mousque and the Bahrain Map roundabout.
Marie Price and Lisa Lindley turned the Walkathon into a stripathon back in May 1985 | A gang of kilt wearers on the Walkathon in May 1988 | Amanda Maxwell and Wendy Anderton in 1987 | A BRMB team stepped out for the 1984 Walkathon | Sue Bramwich entertaining the walkers in 1989 | The 1988 Walkathon gets under way | 1984 saw a flash on inspiration.