So you’re really into charity runs, that’s fabulous to hear! Charity runs have becomeone of the best forms to help a charity raise money, and it has the extra advantage of being amazing for your health. We established this web-page to help adults who are novices to the concept of charity runs get an idea of a little important information to kick off their charity run experience. Hopefully we’ll have a answer for the questions you have, but if not, post a comment and we’ll try to answer it for you.
How do charity runs make money and raise cash for the charity? A regular charity run is established and assembled by a charitable association that has an association with running or well-being. Good examples are Livestrong, American Heart Association, or your local hospital. Charity runs work in a several different ways to raise money. First, participants regularly pay a low registration fee that helps to cover cost for the organization of the event and also goes specifically to the charity fund. By the way, you’ll likely get a souvenir t-shirt as part of the deal. Second, in many charity runs runners will take action as fund-raisers and ask for donations or pledges from close friends and family members. These pledges are either a set donation, or come in a per-mile format. Before you sign-up for a charity run, make sure you examine how your donations will directly benefit the charity.
Do I need to be in first-class shape to participate in a charity run or can I take it easy? The best thing about charity runs is that they’re naturallyfairly laidback. The main focus of the event is to help a good cause instead of running a record-setting time. Charity runs typically have races of altering distances: 1 mile, 5k, 10k, all the way up to a marathon. This allows people of all fitness levels to participate. They will also generally have an event strictly for walkers. Long story short,it wouldn’t hurt to do a a bit training prior to your charity run, but you most definitely don’t need to be an Olympic athlete.
How do I find runs for charity? Charity runs happen often. If you’re paying attention you’ll find one. The web is a excellent tool. Try a search on one of the main search engines, or on Twitter/Facebook. Call your cities biggest running club, or a local hospital and they can usually point you in the right direction. The local High School Cross Country coach is also a great place to begin looking. They will undoubtedly know about any neighborhood charity runs. Runners World magazine has a race list that contains charity runs. One last thing, get out there and meet your fellow runners. Many times word of mouth is the best possible way to find your next charity run.
That’s it! You’re ready to get out and be a participant in a charity run. Charity runs were a great fund-raising tool in 2010, and we hope they will continue to bring assistance in 2011! Good luck!
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