Want to be a part of the 1UP Marathon team? It's easy!



Think you have what it takes to be part of the team? You don't have to be with us on the day to do it - you can play from your own home and be part of the effort! All you need to do is:

  • Join our fundraising team at MyCause.

  • Share your fundraising link to friends and family to get as many donations as possible!

  • Be ready for the kickoff on the day! General start time is 8am your local time zone.

  • PLAY! For 24 Hours, play whatever you want, all in the name of charity.

  • That's it! Your fundraising efforts will be combined with the teams. Great job!

tips and tricks

Here's some great ways to help you hit your fundraising targets ...

Do it as a group! Your best chance of making it through the 24 hours is with friends. You'll all keep each other awake, and you'll all be able to raise more money for MS Society of WA!

Prepare. Make sure you have a good stable of games ready to play. You don't want to hit 5am with 3 hours to go and nothing to play. Have a rough idea of what you're going to try to get through (don't forget that Steam library)!

Stream your marathon. People love to watch! If you have a Twitch or YouTube Game account, make sure you're set up and ready to stream the day before so you can basically roll out of bed and kick off early. If you're not sure how, check out this guide from Tom's Hardware.

Keep people posted on your progress. Have a Facebook page or Twitter account? Keep people in the loop by letting them know what game you're playing next, share some photos or taking requests. You can get a lot of new donations this way!

Offer Incentives to Donors. Hey, this is for a good cause, right? Put a challenge out there, like "I'll play ET on the Atari for 4 hours if someone donates $200!" Not only will people pay up, but you might enjoy doing something challenging!

Look after yourself. There's two important things in this challenge - Raising money for a great cause and pushing yourself to deliver on your 24 hours. Make sure that you are prepared with lots water, fruit and other good stuff so you're in it for the long haul.

To be prepared for (a marathon) is one of the most effective means of preserving (your ability to complete a marathon).
— George Washington, sort of