Eddie Izzard will attempt to run 31 marathons on Zwift and then perform 31 stand-up shows, one a day every day throughout January 2021.

Each day Eddie will begin running at around noon UK time. All you need to do is follow and favorite Eddie through the Zwift Companion app, and then you can join in the fun for 10 minutes or for 26.2 miles.

Run alongside Eddie, then catch the comedy show after your run, streamed LIVE with a simple donation to the Make Humanity Great Again fund as your entry fee.

Eddie says: “There is too much talk of division in the world. Too much talk designed to pull us apart. In my life I try to look for the opposite – to look for what brings us together, which helps make us all stronger. Working together feeds the spirit that can restore the greatness to humanity.

“Make Humanity Great Again stands for unity, the sharing of beliefs and the power of human beings uniting across the continents and around the world. As a campaign, it seeks to promote a fair chance in life for all, particularly those who experience disadvantage and discrimination. It speaks to people who believe there is more goodwill than ill-will in the world, who believe in the positive qualities of humanity and in the Golden Rule – to treat other people the way you would like to be treated yourself.

“This is a time to look forward, to work together, to be tolerant and to live and let live. Which is why, when hope in the real world seems far away, that I begin this run in our locked-down world.

“I will attempt to run (on Zwift) 31 marathons, and then perform 31 stand-up shows, in 31 days – to raise money to give to charities that Make Humanity Great. Join me.”

For more information on the challenge, to buy tickets for the stand-up shows or to donate, go to Eddie’s website.

The Zwift app is free to download on iOS and Google Play, so all runners will be able to run for free without subscribing to the app. In order to use the Zwift app on a treadmill, runners will need a bluetooth enabled footpod, such as the Zwift RunPod, or a Bluetooth enabled treadmill.