Virtual races took off in 2020 and they’re set to be even bigger in 2021. Whether you’re about to run your first 5K or looking ahead to your next marathon, here’s why you should add fundraising to your training plan.
1. Feel happier
Looking for that feelgood factor? Boost your runner’s high by racing for charity. The knowledge that you’re supporting a worthwhile cause can have a powerful effect on your sense of self-worth.
2. Get motivated
Preparing for a half marathon or a marathon is a big commitment. Running for a cause, and for the family and friends who have sponsored you, can be the motivation you need to lace up your shoes and smash that 6am training session!
3. Raise much-needed funds
Virtual events have been a lifeline for charities during the COVID-19 pandemic. A few dollars each from your family members and friends add up quickly into a massive impact – and putting the call for support out on social media helps raise awareness of your chosen issue too.
4. Gain a support network
When that motivation is slipping, we need people around us to help us keep going. Many charities have team meetups, Facebook groups, and regular e-mail communications to ensure you never feel alone on your journey to the finish line. Fundraising together can even build lifelong friendships!
5. It’s a great way to give back
Fundraising is a great way to say thank you to a non-profit for their hard work and support. Many top fundraisers on GivenGain got into fundraising to give back to charities that were there for them when they needed it most. Has a charity made an impact in your life?
6. It’s so easy
Making a difference couldn’t be easier – especially when you compare it to your pre-race training! Simply find your favourite charity’s GivenGain page and click on “Start fundraising”, then share your fundraising project link with everyone you know to ask for donations!
Ready to join in the fun? Find your next virtual fundraising opportunity on GivenGain and start making a difference today.