For many people taking on a Marathon or Half Marathon will be their first foray into distance running. However thousands of runners come back each year with the aim of getting that all elusive PB.
Many club and competitive runners view the marathon as a race to get a better time with – but even if you’re tackling miles and miles as you strive for a PB you can still raise funds for charities that mean a lot to you.
If all of your free time is taken up training, then why not let your friends, family and colleagues know just how dedicated you are to your it. Some runners runners take on 50, 60, even 70 mile + training weeks – and we’re sure that commitment deserves fundraiser support.
Asking for donations isn’t quite as straight forward when running is your ‘day job’ so we’ve got some ideas that can help even the most elite of runners, but with a club or ballot place there’s no steep fundraising target to have to meet.
- Why not set yourself a fundraising target to raise £1 for every mile that you run. Some plans have hundreds and hundreds of miles so you could build up a great donation, or you could ask for a £1, or more, for every mile you run.
- If you’re a club runner why not bake some post meet treats that you can give to your running mates – for a donation. Don’t forget to give them some warning, so they can turn up to the session with their cash ready.
- You could even hold a time sweepstake. Ask your friends and family to leave a predicted time with their donation – the closest will get a prize.
Up for the challenge? It takes just 10 minutes to set up a Virgin Money Giving page. What are you waiting for?