According to Runner’s World, more people than ever are getting involved in running races for charity. While the increase in participation and fundraising for each individual event has slowed, new events are being created by the hundreds, diversifying the ways in which people can raise money for causes.
One event that keeps increasing in popularity is the marathon – not only are more and more people running marathons just for the sake of doing so, the portion of marathon runners that are there to support a nonprofit organization is increasing as well.
This year, The Bee Foundation is a Charity Partner with the Philadelphia marathon for the second year in a row! Sign up to run with our team and raise money for brain aneurysm research here.
Race options include:
- Gortex Full Marathon Runners/Walkers – Sunday, November 20th 7:00am
- Gortex Half-Marathon Runners/Walkers – Saturday November 19th 7:30am
- Rothman Institute 8K Runners/Walkers – Saturday November 19th 7:30am
- Kids Fun Run – Saturday, November 19th 10:30am
- Can’t make it the day of? You can sign up for a virtual race as well!
Exclusive for members of The Bee Foundation team:
- Discounted registration and by signing up through our site you are all set for race day!
- You will receive the Gortex race t-shirt AND The Bee Foundation American Apparel Tri-Blend T-shirt
- You will be able to create a simple, easy step custom fundraising page where you can upload photos and videos or make special dedications. Each dedication will be shown on a board at the end of race tent on both Saturday & Sunday
- The Bee Foundation race day tent on Saturday and Sunday will be available for you to grab drinks, store personal belongings and be a great team headquarters during this fun filled weekend!
- On race day(s), you will be able to pick-up your bib and all necessary t-shirts, etc at The Bee Foundation Headquarters Tent on site at the race on Saturday or Sunday. – no hassles of waiting in lines or picking up in other locations! We keep it simple and easy for our team!
Want to optimize your fundraising page and efforts? Here are some quick tips from DonationTo:
- Set up an online fundraising page.
- Fully explain your cause (you could just copy and paste the paragraph at the end of this blog, or write your own personal message).
- If this is your only fundraising event, try and make people comfortable with making a larger donation by donating dollars per mile raced or trained.
- Set a fundraising goal so people will motivated to help you reach a certain number.
- Communicate your mission through social media as well as in person – give fun updates about your training as well as how things go on race day!
The Bee Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of brain aneurysms and funding innovative research that saves lives. The Bee Foundation was inspired by Jennifer Sedney, who died December 25, 2013 at the age of 27 from a ruptured brain aneurysm. We look forward to this incredible event that will change the lives of families that are affected by brain aneurysms. Please visit our website www.thebeefoundation.org to learn more about brain aneurysms and the ways you can become involved in this incredible foundation.