5 Reasons You Should Run The Brighton Marathon For Charity
With an incredible atmosphere and stunning scenery along the route, the Brighton Marathon is one of the UK’s most popular events. If you’re considering signing up to run 26.2 miles in one of the countries most vibrant cities, here are five reasons why running the Brighton Marathon for charity will make your experience even more memorable.
You’ll get support every step of the way
If you’re worried you won’t be able to raise enough money, your chosen charity will be there to help you reach your fundraising target from the moment you sign up. You’ll receive ongoing support from dedicated fundraising teams in the lead up to the event, and most charities such as Pancreatic Cancer Action also offer on-the-day assistance in the Charity Village.
Your charity team will be on hand to settle any of your last minute marathon nerves, cheer you on during your race and in most cases, your charity will also have their own tent to can celebrate your achievement after crossing the finish line!
It will give you extra motivation
Another benefit of running the Brighton Marathon for charity is the increased motivation it will give you to complete the challenge. By representing a charity close to your heart, you’ll raise awareness and all important funds that will really make a difference to people’s lives, which will give your training focus.
When the last thing you want to do is train for the marathon, remembering the impact your efforts are having will give you the inspiration to go out and complete your long run. If you find yourself ‘hitting the wall’ during the marathon itself, remembering the cause you’re running for will give you an incentive to carry on. One thing’s for sure, running for charity will make your Brighton Marathon experience even more rewarding.
You’ll receive a lot from your charity
Alongside fundraising support, the charity you chose run the Brighton Marathon for will also give you lots of other things. From branded training t-shirts and vests, to free sports massages and post-race food and drink receptions to celebrate when you cross the finish line, you’re sure to receive a magnificent support package from your charity.
If you run for Pancreatic Cancer Action at the 2019 Brighton Marathon, you’ll receive a branded dri-fit running vest, a hoodie, a water bottle and a free fundraising pack full of information, ideas, tips and advice to help you maximise your fundraising.
Sometimes the charity you choose to run events for will organise competitions that you can get involved in and your achievements could open up future opportunities for yourself.
For example, if you sign up to run the Brighton Marathon for Pancreatic Cancer Action and meet your minimum sponsorship target in time for the event, you’ll be automatically entered into a draw to be in with the chance of winning a £200 voucher for the realbuzz store!
Another benefit of running the Brighton Marathon for charity is the training support you’ll receive. Getting your mind and body prepared for taking on a marathon is no easy feat but the assistance from your chosen charity will really help you prepare in the best way possible for the challenge ahead.
As well as giving their runners access to training plans, most charities also have their own personal trainers who will be on hand to offer guidance to their runners and some even host dedicated training days where you can meet these experts. Pancreatic Cancer Action are one charity who give their runner's full access to their online, interactive training plans, calculators and guides to get them ready for race day.