Each and every year,millions of individuals participate in no less than 500 marathon events all around the world. In most cases, the participants are atheletes who want to improve their personal record and be famous. However, there are also marathons whose main goal is to raise funds for a certain cause. These marathon events are usually recognized as charity marathon. One of the most well-known charity marathons is the London Marathon which began in 1981. For 2011, its next recipient is Oxfam. Nevertheless, it is also a real marathon event where it runs over 26 miles and 385 yards.
Likewise, one can also join charity marathons dedicated for a certain cause. Whether the advocacy is directed towards raising awareness for animal cruelty or a certain disease, the following tips can help you raise funds for a charity marathon:
Find a training program in your locality. There are several large health organizations that often hold annual charity marathons which you can join. After selecting one, join the training session as soon as possible. Try to familiarize yourself with the fundraising as well as the training sessions. Be punctual and present in all the training sessions.
Send fundraising letters to all people that you know. There is a noble reason why you are enlisting a charity marathon so make sure you tell all your friends, relatives, co-workers, loved ones and even neighbors. You never know who would be fully supporting your cause after all.Tap the internet and create a blog about it. Illustrate the story behind the charity marathons you join.
Choose the right equipment. It is very vital that you have the perfect footwear for your training. Solicit advice in shoe stores in figuring out the right running shoes for you. The shoes must be sturdy for a long run yet comfortable so you would have an enjoyable run. Look also for the right socks as well as clothing that can absorb sweat fast.
Keep track of the money. Be appreciative of people that send you funds and update them so you earn their trust.
In the future, raising money for whatever charity marathons that you join would be easier once people know you mean business.