When you consider how to plan a run for charity, there are a lot of moving parts (pun intended). If you’re not a runner yourself, it can be difficult to anticipate the needs of your guests and create a memorable experience.
Yet with adequate research, a strong online presence, and the right online fundraising software, you can design a day that not only wows, but breaks the shackles of geographic constraints. Indeed, a successful event will attract support from near and far, and then retain it over time.
To help you organize an incredible experience for your event registrants that strengthens their sense of belonging, we’ve gathered several of our most helpful resources and bucketed them all in one place.
Hit the drawing board ready with the information below.
Plan a Run for Charity
Charity runs are effective fundraising events for thousands of organizations, but success isn’t guaranteed. Before you start planning, consider these questions to make sure this is the right event type for you.
Learn how to prepare a budget, recruit sponsors, manage logistics, and more in this comprehensive planning resource.
Need your event to be up and running in a flash? Use this week-by-week checklist to ensure you’ve covered your bases.
“Just like the runners participating in your event, the work you do ahead of time will determine your results on the big day.” Learn how to write goals that will drive event success.
Come race day, your volunteer staff is the face of your organization. Ensure a fluid and delightful experience and take the time to equip your helpful hands.
Help Your Runners Prepare for a 5K
Customizable 5K Running Plan
This printable 5k running plan will help your runners prepare for race day. And the better they feel and perform, the more they’ll enjoy their experience. Just add your logo and you’re ready to send this off to event registrants.
Get Creative With Your Charity Run
Turkey trots abound come holiday season. Check out how to differentiate yours from the pack and create an experience that keeps runners coming back.
Organize the Nitty Gritty Race Details
Well-organized races can attract cult followings. Anticipate runner expectations and make sure your event wows.
For the visually inclined, this infographic includes helpful reminders to guide you as you plan a run for charity.
Map Out Your Marketing Efforts
A strategic social media plan can amplify your event’s success. Use this checklist to reach new audiences, keep registrants informed, and pump up your community.
Leverage Online Registration With Fundraising
Add revenue streams to your event’s traditional cash flow with event software. From virtual participation to team competitions, here are several ways this model can broaden your scope as you plan a run for charity.
When you implement peer-to-peer fundraising into your event, you can blow the cap off your event’s earning potential. Learn how to integrate and encourage fundraising as a component of your physical event.
With the right software, you can design an event registration and fundraising experience that engages supporters and keeps them coming back. This example dives into the key sections of this type of online experience.
Grow Your 5K Charity Run
With any event, it’s easy to run it the same way every year. Read about different growth levers your organization can pull to instead reach new heights.
In this webinar, you’ll follow a specific example that illustrates what’s possible when you strategically plan for year-over-year growth.
At the End of the Day
Events can feel chaotic, but sometimes that’s half the fun. Sit down for a good laugh and celebrate and relive the more comical moments.
Every touch point a potential donor has with your organization is an opportunity to deliver a remarkable experience. Your charity run is no exception. Armed with the resources you need to make strategic decisions and creative recommendations, you can plan a run for charity that retains and attracts support year after year.
How to Grow Your Run/Walk Event
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