Do you have a family member that is a survivor, has a special need, or benefits from the charity you’d support financially? Those personal reasons are another strong inspiration to participate in a race event as a Charity Runner. Thinking about the people or children that benefit from the money you raise may provide the needed extra encouragement you need to get up and out the door to train for your race.
Some people love the great feeling of camaraderie they get when they are a part of a team. Many Fargo Marathon Charity Teams give shirts or hats to Charity Runners so that the runner looks and feels like a member. Team-up with family, friends or co-workers to train together, raise money together and run together.
It’s worth the mention that money you give to charity does have a tax benefit. Check with your tax professional on what a tax deduction can mean for you.
Whether you raise $150 or $10,500 you can’t dismiss the feeling you get after 3 or 26.2 miles –however fast or slow it goes – that overall self-satisfaction that you got off the couch, you beat the bystander, you put one-foot in front of the other and you did it all for someone else. A pretty great feeling.
Rachel, Reach Partners &
Project Manager for Fargo Marathon Charity Teams