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Why run for a cause?
Running for a good cause has a number of benefits both for your chosen charity and for yourself. The biggest benefit to the charity is the much-needed money that your fundraising will provide.
Running events are also a great way to raise awareness for your charity of choice by proudly wearing one of their running vests. Running is a great way to get outdoors, meet like-minded people and stay fit and healthy.
Find the right running event for you.
How do charity runs work?
There are hundreds of running events that take place across the UK every year and there is absolutely nothing stopping you from raising money for your chosen charity at any of them.
All you need to do is set up a JustGiving page and start spreading the word. There are also more exclusive events that take place throughout the year. These are much harder to get a place for, and are run through public ballots. These events allocate a number of charity places, which means runners have a second chance at gaining entry to the event.
Take a look at some of the running events where you can represent and support Macmillan.
How long are charity runs?
Whether it’s a 1km fun run that all the family can get involved with, a 10km race, the full marathon or a unique ultra distance challenge such as running from Land’s End to John O’Groats, there is no distance too short or too long when it comes to charity runs.
Whatever distance you run, Macmillan has some great advice and training plans to help you along the way.
How to promote a charity run
Once you have decided which run or challenge you want to take on, the next step is to make as many people as possible aware of it. From kickstarting your fundraising and maximising your fundraising online, to top tips on events day, we can support you.
Check out our fundraising tips.
Who takes part in charity runs?
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never put a pair of running trainers on or if you’re the next Sir Mo Farah or Paula Radcliffe, everyone can take part in a charity run.
There are so many running events in the UK each year that cater for a wide range of ages and abilities that we’re sure you will be able to find the perfect event for you. And if nothing catches your eye, then why not create your own running challenge.
Find your perfect run.