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walkathon

[waw-kuh-thon] /ˈwɔ kəˌθɒn/
noun
1.
a long-distance walking race for testing endurance.
2.
such a contest held to raise funds for a charity or special cause, with supporters or sponsors pledging to donate a sum for a specific contestant or team for each mile walked or for the total miles covered.
Origin of walkathon
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; walk + -athon
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