Some sponsorship ideas
There are running events taking place all over the world -
marathons, half marathons, 10k's, 5k's and shorter runs for
novice runners. Some of the larger organised marathon weekends
have a variety of running options for individuals and some also
have team events.
For the experienced and more extreme
participants there are duathlons which involves cycling as well
as running and triathlons which adds swimming to those.
If a runner wants to run for Border Collie Rescue they can pay
for their own entry, contact us so we can register the event and
sort out the rest of the package and off they go - whatever they
raise in sponsorship is great - no pressure.
On the other
hand we can offer an opportunity for a runner to enter the event
and run for free.
The runner still has to pay for their own
entry but we will refund them their entry fee if they meet or
exceed a target we mutually agree. We are not greedy and we do
not set unobtainable targets.
We used to purchase charity
tickets or credits and issue them to people who volunteered to
run for us so they did not even have to pay for their own entry
but we were surprised how many runners that took that option
often only did so because they had missed the deadline for
public entries and had no real intention of raising funds for us
and we lost out on a lot of runs because they raised less then
the entry fee.
Most of these running event organisers
charge a charity more for a place than they do a member of the
public buying their own place so we have stopped buying them but
we are always happy to cover a runners entry fee if they raise
An exception we have come across are running events
organised by the Jane Tomlinson charity
'Run for All'
They organise events from 5k up
to a full marathon and some trail runs and walks. Worth checking
A list of running events around the UK can be found
Run Britain website
If you want to
take part in any running event and raise funds for Border Collie
get in touch
Other than running there are many other events around the UK
that can be entered to raise fund by sponsorship.
include walks, dog walks, swimming, canicross and many others.
A list of various sporting events around the UK can be found
want to take part in any event and raise funds for Border Collie
get in touch
Create your own fundraiser.
What can we say? Use your imagination and go for it.
Coffee mornings. Cake Bakes and sales, Yard sales, Car boots,
Shave your head? How long can you sit in a bath of beans? Bath
of Ice? Can you wash cars? Play Golf? - have a word with other
club members and hold a tournament.
Raffle something off that
you don't need. Hold a cookery completion. Run a reverse raffle
- last ticket left is the winner!
Organise a fashion
show, auction, silent auction, auction of promises, treasure
hunt, photo exhibition, pub quiz (anywhere - does not have to be
in a pub), a themed tea party, a fancy dress dance, karaoke
night, talent show, eating competition, book sale, pet
show, geocaching competition, bingo night (or afternoon) Ect.
Surely you can think of more - just make sure
it's legal and where appropriate all health and safety factors
have been taken care of.
If you want to create
your own event and raise funds for Border Collie Rescue,
get in touch