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Running for Charity


With running on the increase world-wide, many runners are looking not to just get fit, but to achieve new goals and to feel empowered by running "for a cause." A runner decides to compete in a marathon and then asks friends, family and others to sponsor them in support of a great cause. The amount pledged can be a lump sum or a set amount for each mile of the race they complete. In return, the charity provides the runner with support during training and on race weekend.

When considering the charity fundraising option, please keep in mind that it is unfair to commit if you have no real intention or realistic possibility of raising the agreed fundraising target. Don't be put off by the amount that has to be raised; fundraising isn't as difficult as you might expect, especially if you start early and get family and friends to help. If possible, look to a charity that has meaning for you, whether in memory of a family member, to support a friend, or because of your own personal experience.

Running for a reason 

Interested in fund-raising for a charity? Click HERE to check out the Big Sur CrowdRise fundraiser page to view our CrowdRise-listed charity partners (Children of Peru, Every Mother Counts, KultureCity, Lazarex Cancer Foundation, Move For Hunger, National Parkinson's Foundation, Save the Children, Wildfire Hearts Hands Feet and Zero: The End of Prostate Cancer) OR to set up your own fundraising cause.

Click on a link below to access each charities fundraising page.

 Alliance for a Healthier Generation
AHG Logo

Boomer Esiason Foundation 
Boomer Esiason Fdn
Coming soon!
 Children of Peru
Children of Peru

 Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
 Every Mother Counts
EMC Logo

 Inheritance of Hope
IOH Logo 2015

Lazarex Cancer Foundation


 Move for Hunger
Move For Hunger Logo

National Parkinson Foundation
Parkinsons Logo
 Real Buzz Charities
Coming soon!
 Save the Children
Save the Children

 Wildfire Hearts Hands Feet

Zero: The End of Prostate Cancer
ZERO Logo 2015