Fundraising tips

Make MyMarathon count and inspire your friends and family to support the fight against heart disease with these 5 easy actions:

1. Set yourself a fundraising target

Make sure you set yourself a fundraising target so your supporters know what you are trying to accomplish. This target should be a challenge for you but also achievable with a little help from your friends and family (and co-workers, neighbours…)  

2. Make the first donation

When you make the first donation you’re setting the bar for your family and friends.

3. Spread the word

Let your friends and family know how you’re going and how they can help make your kilometres count. Use these simple pre-written emails to ask for donations, as a gentle reminder of your challenge, or to thank them for helping you go the extra kilometre this October.

4. Get Social

Update your profile picture or post to Instagram using one of our social pics to tell everyone about your MyMarathon challenge or use our meme generator for a bit of fun!

5. Connect your fundraising page to a running app

We know the people who connect their Everydayhero fundraising page to their running app raise more money!

To add your runs to your fundraising page click on “Account” then select "manage connections" on the right-hand side. Then click on "connect" and voila! You are ready to share your fitness progress to your page! 

“I’m looking forward to the challenge. Being able to walk, jog or run where I want and when I want throughout the entire month of October makes it realistic that I’ll be able to go the distance…and if I can do it anyone can!”

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