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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
1930-1935
1930-35; walk + -athon
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  • The two-and-a-half mile walkathon was designed to emphasize the importance of exercise in the fight against obesity.
  • The two-and-a-half mile walkathon was designed to emphasize the importance of exercise in the fight aga inst obesity.

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