Every year,millions of individuals participate in no less than 500 marathon events all around the world. Most of the time, the participants are serious fitness buffs who want to improve their personal record and be famous. However, some marathons are held only to raise funds for a charitable cause. Such marathon events are known as charity marathon. One of the biggest and popular charity marathons is the London Marathon which started since 1981. For 2011, its next official charity is Oxfam. Nevertheless, it is also a greulling marathon event that covers 26 miles and 385 yards.
Likewise, one can also join charity marathons dedicated for a certain cause. Whether the focus is directed towards raising awareness for animal cruelty or a certain disease, the following advise can help you raise funds for a charity marathon:
Search for a training program in your locality. There are some large health organizations that have annual charity marathons which you can participate in. After deciding on your choice, join the training session immediately. Learn more about the fundraising as well as the training schedule. Never miss the training sessions.
Send fundraising letters to all people that you know. There is an excellent reason behind enlisting in a charity marathon so make sure you tell all your friends, relatives, workmates, loved ones and even neighbors. You never know who would be fully supporting your cause after all.Use the internet and blog about your story. Tell the story behind the charity marathons you are involved with.
Get the right equipment. It is very necessary that you have the right shoes for your training. Ask assistance in shoe stores in determining the right running shoes for you. The shoes must be sturdy for a long run yet comfortable since a long run is punishing to the feet. Look also for the right socks as well as clothing that can absorb sweat fast.
Manage all the funds. Be appreciative of people that send you funds and update them so you earn their trust.
The next time, raising money for whatever charity marathons that you participate at is easier once people know you are dedicated and trustworthy.