Banner image showing 'The Next Step' in yellow writing, with 'MyLife' and 'Focus Ireland' logos underneath on a purple background.
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The Next Step is a personal 30-day fitness challenge and Focus Ireland’s first-ever Virtual Marathon supported by MyLife, Irish Life’s health & wellbeing app!

You have 30 days during April to walk, jog or run the 26.2-mile distance of a marathon. During this difficult time, it's important to get outside and look after your physical and mental health. This is a challenge that can be completed alone or with members of your own household while following government guidelines to keep socially distant from others. Whether it takes you 4 hours, 4 days or 4 weeks - you decide the pace and you decide the place!

Make sure you use this map to plan your exercise within a 2km radius from home.

While you are out getting active, you will fundraise for Focus Ireland and help make a real difference to people experiencing homelessness during the COVID19 pandemic. Just ask your friends, family, and colleagues to sponsor you to finish the marathon distance in April and support people experiencing homelessness.

We need your support now more than ever.

Fundraising Leaderboard


Distance Leaderboard


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We need you to shout on social media about why you are taking The Next Step to fight homelessness and raise much needed funds for Focus Ireland. Share your progress in completing the marathon in a month and share your fundraising page URL on social media with your friends, family, and colleagues. Tag Focus Ireland on social media and let everyone know that you believe homelessness is wrong and you need their support. Use our hashtag to create momentum around the event and share your journey in taking The Next Step to fight homelessness #TheNextStepFocusIreland