Run the Month: Marathon Edition in July

RESOURCES AND TIPS

Taking on Run the Month: Marathon Edition? We're here to help. Below you can find ideas, hints, tips and downloads to help you smash the challenge: 

  1. Get a plan in place early Organise when you’re going to run, jog, walk or wheel and think about your goal - do you plan to do 6.5 miles a week or smash your miles in a couple of days? If you’re heading out on a weekend, get your route planned, sort out some snacks and let your friends and family know so they can come and cheer you on from the pavement.

  2. Set up your online fundraising page Make your page stand out: once you've created your page, make sure to add a picture and update your story to let everyone know why you’re taking on Run the Month: Marathon Edition.  

  3. Spread the word Your friends and family will be so proud of you for taking on this challenge, as long as they know it's happening…Share your challenge plans on your social media pages, wear one of our branded tops to spread awareness and shout it from the rooftops - you’re doing something incredible! Local papers are always looking for a great story, so let them know what you’re up to. You can also contact Prostate Cancer UK for a template press release and ongoing support.

  4. Ask the boss! Find out if your company operates a Matched Giving scheme to boost your fundraising total. Contact your Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, HR Director or Head of Internal Communications. Remember to add your donation page link to your email signature and see if you can publicise your story on your intranet to help generate sponsorship..

  5. Thank your sponsors It’s up to you how you want to do this, some people send emails, some send cards, whatever works for you. The most important thing is that you make sure you take the time to thank the people that donated to your cause - they’re doing an amazing thing! 
     
Man running in the evening by the sea, wearing headphones and holding a drink bottle

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Ready to get going? 

You should now be ready to lace up your trainers and take on Run the Month: Marathon Edition. If you would like any branded goods, like banners or balloons, please get in touch. 

If there’s something we’ve not covered above please let us know by calling 0800 082 1616 or contact us online and we’ll do our best to help. You can also check out our Facebook group for updates and discover a whole community offering help and support. If your question is specifically about JustGiving there is excellent support found here.