Charity Runs: How They Work

So you’re really into charity runs, that’s awesome to hear! Charity runs considered to be one of our favorite options to help a charity raise cash, and it has the bonus perk of being advantageous for your physique. We created this web-page to help average folks who are novices to the idea of charity runs understand a little primary information to kick off their charity run experience. Hopefully we’ll answer the questions you have, but if not, leave a comment and we’ll try to find the answer for you.

How do charity runs operate and collect cash for the charity? A typical charity run is started and arranged by a charitable organization that has an tie with sports or health. Good illustrations are Livestrong, American Heart Association, or your local hospital. Charity runs succeed in a number of unique ways to raise cash. First, runners normally pay a modest registration fee that helps to cover cost for the group of the event and also goes directly to the charity fund. You’ll also possibly get a souvenir t-shirt in the deal. Second, in many charity runs runners will take action 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” format. Before you sign-up for a charity run, make sure you find out how your participation will positively benefit the charity.

Do I need to be in amazing shape to do a charity run or can i walk? My favorite thing about charity runs is that they’re largely not overly competitive. The main mission of the function is to benefit the charity rather than running a record-setting time. Charity runs largely have races of altering distances: 1 mile, 5k, 10k, all the way up to a marathon. This lets anyone participate. They will also commonly have an event chiefly for walkers. Long story short,it wouldn’t hurt to do a a bit training before your charity run, but you most definitely don’t need to be an Olympic athlete.

How do I find runs for charity? Charity runs take place often. If you’re on the prowl you’ll find one. The web is a perfect starting point. Try a search on one of the big 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 place to begin looking. They will assuredly know about any area charity runs. Runners World magazine has a race list that contains charity runs. Finally, get out around town and meet your fellow runners. Many times a quick conversation is the ideal way to find your next charity run.

So there you have it. You’re ready to get out and get involved 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!

You can find more information on charity runs at http://hubpages.com/hub/I-Love-Running-For-Charity
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