Back in 2007, Joggerblogger aka [rich] of Ume Toys (that's him over there >>>) was at work one day in May when his colleague and good friend, Preston, said 'Hmm, I'm getting to be a bit of a porker and I'm going on holiday soon. I need to get into shape. I know, I'm going to run every day in June.'
Joggerblogger liked this idea and said that yes, he too would also run every day in June and so Joggerblogger blogged about his idea which caught the attention of other bloggers who also wanted to join in and lo! Juneathon was born.
The first Juneathon inspired a handful of bloggers; 2008 saw a few more; Joggerblogger handed over the organising of Juneathon to Cathy at JogBlog in 2009 and she started keeping a list of participants (around 30 in total); 2010 saw Juneathon really taking off and we had 87 bloggers taking part, and also a 160+ members strong Facebook group. It was also the first year that we had sponsors who generously donated prizes of a pair of Vibram Five Fingers (Fitness Footwear) and four Audiofuel compilations.
After the success of Juneathon 2010, it was suggested by Sean at Audiofuel that we give Juneathon a colder baby brother, and Janathon was born. This turned out to be a huge success with 238 participants and some great prizes kindly donated by Audiofuel, Talk Talk and Polaroid Sunglasses. Because of the growth of the 'athons, it was decided that checking hundreds of blogs would be an impossible task and therefore in Juneathon 2011 it went back to basics, with participants doing it solely for the challenge, support and community.
Welcome to Juneathon!