Some causes that just call for a charity race or fundraiser. If you have someone in your life who you want to raise funds for or you feel passionate about a cause, then holding an event race is an excellent way to get the community involved, get people to work together, and to create healthy competition that makes everyone more cohesive to rally collectively. Running together is an excellent way to create community and to give money and give back all at once.
Charging people a donation fee to run together for a cause is an incredible way to get everyone engaged and to work together. If it is health cause, then even better. A great symbolism, it is like you are all taking on the hardship of the person or people who are suffering. Trying to race to the finish line and giving it your all to make it to the end is the perfect way to show someone that you not only emphasize but that you also understand their plight.
For instance, if you have someone in your community who is suffering from a chronic illness like cancer, diabetes, or any terminal illness, having everyone show that they are willing to roll up their sleeves and fight as hard as they are fighting get to the finish line, is not only a great way to raise funds, but to show that you understand their courage and commitment. Running a race is very similar to fighting an illness. It takes perseverance, drive, and commitment. So, holding a fundraiser or charity race is the perfect way to get people engaged and invested in helping the person who you are honoring or want to raise funds to help.
There are times when there isn’t a specific person involved, but just a cause. If you want to create buzz about something, there is no better way than to get everyone gathered in community. Not just about the donation fee for running, it is an entire event that you can use to get information out not just about your single race and how the community can help, but how people can help in general. And, even once the race has ended, they are more likely to commit to continuing to help either work toward a cure or to return year after year to fight together to make it to the end of the race. The yearly race will be a great way to raise money to stop anyone from further suffering.
Although a $25 entry fee might not seem like a huge amount of money to make for a running fundraiser or a race for a charity, there are many ways that the race can facilitate more donations through awareness. The race can also give people the resources outside of the race event itself to contribute not just to your event, but through showing continual support. It isn’t just about the race, or the fee donation. It is about showing solidarity, empathy for someone’s plight, and creating buzz and awareness that will last long past the participants have crossed the finish line. And it has the potential to create forever an investment in someone’s heart going forward. If you have a cause, share it with those around you, and you will be amazed at how quickly one person can create some fantastic and significant change both community-wide, and, in turn, worldwide.