Are you running the Great North Run?

Last week runners from across the country started to receive confirmation of their place into the Great North Run, the largest half marathon in the world. Well done if you got a place!

Now that your place has been confirmed, the next step is to set up your fundraising page and encourage your friends and family to sponsor you.

While the race is seven months away, our research has shown those that set up their page early secure more donations. To set up a page click here (it only takes a few minutes). Remember you can fundraise for up to five charities.

After you’ve found the charities that you want to fundraise for, the next step is to put together a statement telling people about your challenge. Don’t forget to tell people:

  • Why you’re doing it.
  • Why you’ve chosen your particular charities.
  • Any fundraising you’re doing in the lead up to the event, such as a cake sale or raffle.
  • Your fundraising target.

And don’t forget you can add your twitter and facebook feeds to your page and a link to your blog if you have one. You can also embed photo albums or video into the page – you can find detailed information on how to do all of this here.


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