Every year Great Runners raise over £28m for charity as well as bringing their
own unique and personal stories to our events.
A wide range of charities are involved in the Bupa Great Run series and many of
them can offer you a guaranteed place in their running team.
If you are planning on tackling a Bupa Great Run, why not do some good and run for
Ten great reasons to run for charity are:
- You’ll feel a massive sense of personal achievement – not just because you’ve
trained hard and reached the goal of completing your Great event but because you’ll
be helping others too;
- You’ll be raising much-needed cash for a good cause – perhaps one that means a lot
- You’ll be giving something back – and helping to make a huge difference to people’s
- You’ll be part of an army of like-minded charity fund-raisers, all usually kitted
out in the same immediately recognizable charity vest;
- You’ll receive loads of great information from the charity to help you make the
most of your Great event and the fund-raising opportunities;
- Depending on the charity, you’ll receive comprehensive training , nutrition and
kit advice, ideas to make raising money simple and motivation to keep going;
- Many charities offer dedicated online or phone support for runners – there’ll always
be someone there to provide help and answer queries when you need them;
- Most charities engender a real sense of community, utilising social media, the Web
and newsletters to ensure all their runners feel part of something massive and important;
- There’ll be lots of encouragement for you on the big day – charity workers and volunteers
will cheer you on and offer support when you need it most;
- Many charities also invite runners to their post-race recovery facilities, where
there’ll be refreshments, a massage and the chance to celebrate your achievements.
It couldn’t be easier to run for charity.
Just select the event you want to enter from the list opposite, click on the link
and then pick your good cause.