For Runners

Ready to make your miles mean more?

Here’s all you need to know about running for charity with realbuzz.

We’ve teamed up with some of the world’s most popular events to connect runners with great causes.

Working with charities of all sizes, globally, we’re proud to have facilitated over £1bn of fundraising so far and we’re just getting started. Be part of this amazing journey and make your miles mean more.

Running with realbuzz

All our entries are charity places, so you’ll be focused on a fundraising goal to guarantee your place.

Throughout your journey we’ll be by your side, with helpful tips and advice to supercharge your fundraising and get you ready for race day from our dedicated Runner Support Team. 
  • No, the ‘run with realbuzz’ programme means realbuzz partners with charities in a way where there are no upfront cost commitments. A charity only pays for an event entry for a runner once they have reached the minimum fundraising target, ensuring the charity never loses out. For both our ‘run with realbuzz’ programme and any of our official charity programmes in association with events, the full amount raised goes to the charity, barring any platform fees associated with the fundraising platform used, and is separate from the entry package fee.
  • Your place is guaranteed once you reach your first fundraising milestone - you’ll see a minimum fundraising target for each event and you need to reach 75% of this target at least 30 days before registration officially closes for your chosen event. When you hit this milestone your unique entry code is issued and you can finalise your place. When you reserve your place, we’ll send you all the details about your fundraising milestones and we’ll be by your side the whole way to ensure you reach your goals.
  • If you don’t reach the fundraising target in time to finalise your place, you can choose to defer to the following year’s event (subject to availability) to give yourself more time to fundraise or you can run in a different realbuzz event. We’ll get in touch with you to discuss your options ahead of the registration deadline for your event and we’ll offer you ongoing support and guidance throughout your journey to help you reach your fundraising goals.

Choosing your charity

Run for a Charity Partner

You can choose to run for one of our ‘run with realbuzz’ charity partners and support their vital work (with some incredible causes to choose from). With this option, the listed charity covers your entry package fee, and you’ll get a special finishers pack as a thank you. For a selection of our biggest events, we also work with additional official partner charities with set teams in the race that you can apply to join, find out more here.

Run for your Own Cause

In a selection of our partner events, you can run for a specific cause or charity that’s close to your heart even if they aren’t partnered with us. As they’re not a listed partner you’ll fund your entry package fee. We’ll support you all the way to reach your fundraising target and guarantee your entry. Look for the ‘Own Cause Place’ option.

Hear from our runners

"I wanted to run for charity for personal reasons and taking on a marathon was a big challenge for me. Thanks to realbuzz for all the support on my fundraising - it made a huge difference and I was so proud on race day."
George Holland, London
"As a seasoned runner, Valencia has always been on my bucket list. Needless to say the course didn’t dissapoint and the realbuzz team really made it an easy process from start to finish"
Tom Wilson, Edinburgh
"Simply unforgettable, running for charity is just a different emotion. Running for my chosen charity inspired me throgh the long training sessons and gave me that extra 10% of belief when I thought my legs couldn’t carry me any further! "
Ester Green, Cork

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