So you’re very interested in charity runs, that’s awesome news! Charity runs considered to beone of the best ways to help a charity raise money, and it has the additional reward of being amazing for your well-being. We set up this web-site to help men, women and children who are new to the concept of charity runs discover a little general information to kick off their charity run experience. I know we’ll have a answer for the questions you have, but if not, let us know and we’ll try to answer it for you.
How do charity runs function and collect money for the charity? A normal charity run is launched and organized by a charitable association that has an tie with athletics or health. Good examples are Livestrong, American Heart Association, or your local hospital. Charity runs work in a number of specific ways to raise funds. First, athletes regularly pay a modest registration fee that helps to fund the organization of the event and also goes directly to the charity fund. In addition you’ll likely get a souvenir t-shirt in the deal. Second, in many charity runs athletes will act as fund-raisers and solicit donations or pledges from companions and family members. These pledges are either a set donation, or come in a per-mile formulation. Before you sign-up for a charity run, make sure you learn how your participation will directly assist the charity.
Do I need to be in excellent shape to participate in a charity run or can i walk? My favorite thing about charity runs is that they’re customarilynot too competitive. The main intention of the function is to help a good cause in place of running a record-setting time. Charity runs usually have races of different distances: 1 mile, 5k, 10k, all the way up to a marathon. This lets anyone participate. They will also in many instances have an event distinctively for walkers. Long story short,it would help to do a some light 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 on the prowl you’ll find one. The web is a great resource. Try a search on one of the big name 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 gym or YMCA is also a great resource. They will absolutely know about any neighborhood charity runs. Runners World magazine has a race list that contains charity runs. Last but not least, get out there and meet your fellow runners. Many times word of mouth is the ideal way to find your next charity run.
That’s all we have. 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!