Happy New Year! January is all about setting goals; everywhere you look people are talking about losing weight, getting in shape and eating healthy. Now’s the perfect time to hit your stride of training and fundraising. Here are some great fundraising tips to share your goals and encourage donations!
Share Your New Year’s Resolutions
We’re all feeling motivated to make moves in January; remind your inner circle about your marathon plans and when you ask for their support be specific. Whether you need to raise $100 more or $500, tell them what you’re asking for and give a deadline! For example, post a training selfie with: My New Year’s Resolution is to run the LA Marathon in support of pancreatic cancer research! I’ve been training for months and need to raise another $250. Help me reach my goal in the next 2 weeks by donating $50 (add your fundraising page link).
Reflect on Your Journey
Running in a marathon is an extraordinary journey to share, especially when you’re doing it to honor a loved one or to support a worthy cause. Take a moment to write about why you’re running and add it to your fundraising page. Include a personal touch or pancreatic cancer facts. Share your story in an email or social media and be sure to include your fundraising URL.
Revisit Your Participant Center
Login to your Participant Center and access the pre-written donation request letters. We’ve done the work for you! All it needs is your signature, but we do suggest you add something unique to your experience. Share updates about your rigorous training schedule and why you’re running to fund pancreatic cancer research. Remember it’s a lot easier to open your wallet and make donation than to wake up at dawn and run 26.2 (or 13.1) miles!
Before you know it, you’ll be lined up at the start of the Los Angeles Marathon, ready to go! As you push through training, think about who you’re running for and why.