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Marathon For Charity – Are you up for the challenge?
A common trend in marathons nowadays is running for a charitable organisation. As common as it may be, it’s good to see that there are people who are now running for a good cause that benefits many people, and not just themselves. Running for a charity is a good fundraising opportunity that charities use to raise money to help their beneficiaries, pay for things that they need through the year, as well as any events that they are doing. Many people who have taken part in a charity marathon before have said that raising the funds is much more difficult that running, even with all of the necessary training. With the way that the economy is right now, asking for people to sponsor you is getting to be very difficult, but in the following section are a few tips for running a marathon in support for a charity.
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Marathon For Charity | Some Tips
Look for the Right Charity: To start out your venture in running for a great cause, you should begin with scouting out different charity organisations and discovering which ones are going to be the best fit for you and the ones that you feel like you are most compatible with. Also get an idea as to how the charity might be able to gain funding.
Analyse Your Financial Obligations: It is not free to run for a charity but registration fees are low for participants, and you will get a free T-shirt as well. Participants can ask for pledges and for sponsorships from their family, friends, coworkers, etc. Some charity runs are set up so that the runner would need to target specific funds that would need to be met. In these cases, it would be beneficial to go with donations and pledges that are prepaid, and this will help you to avoid having to pay with your own money.
Keep Yourself Trained and In Shape: Even though charity marathons are usually set up with an easy pacing, you need to keep yourself trained. All levels are catered to, from beginners, to advances, and to competitors. Training is needed so that you can participate properly and avoid going down early with an injury, which is truly the last thing that you want to happen in an event like this. Keep in mind that there are now per-mile formula pledges that you can get set up with, and so the longer that you are able to run, the more funds you can get to the charity. This is why you should keep yourself trained and in shape.
Running a marathon for a charity is a great choice, and it’s a great opportunity not only to raise money for the charity, but also to enjoy a nice day out with friends and family, and a great way that you can get some great exercise. Consider a charity run, and raise money for a great cause!
Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.
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