Theme? Check. Location? Check. Cause? Check. Still wondering how to do a 5K fundraiser?
This is arguably the most important aspect of your early planning stages. Especially, if you are planning a charity 5K race. Charity races are one of SpectaSport’s favorite events to plan. They are fun and have tons of heart, but it takes an organized fundraising plan to pull them off.
How to Do a 5K Fundraiser
Social Media. Social media can be one of the most effective marketing tools available. Your 5K race should have a web page, Facebook event page, and hashtag that your annual participants can use and share. Social media can also be used for individual fundraising.
Creative Sponsorship Ideas. Sponsorship ideas don’t have to be boring. They can be as fun and innovative as you want! SpectaSport’s always recommends using virtual “goodie bags.” In this method, you can allow your business sponsors discounts and deals to be featured in a “goodie bag” email that goes out to all your signed up participants. Don’t forget to find ways to display all the business logos! These can conveniently go on banners, t-shirts, or your website.
Marco Polo Event Marketing. If you are planning your 5K race with SpectaSport, we introduce you to our Marco Polo Event Marketing method. We create specialized target listings for you on the biggest event listing sites. We also get you a front-page listing on WhoFish.org. Using Search Engine Optimization, we can make sure you can spread the word outside your inner circle and across your town, city, and region.
SpectaSport’s Semi-Annual Points Series. Think your race could use a little more exposure? Joining a point series like SpectaSport’s Semi Annual Point Series can help get your race in front of more people as well as provide incentive to register. Many participants have confirmed that they’ve entered these races specifically to win the series!
Fundraise with SpectaSport
Fundraising for your 5K is easy with SpectaSport. With over a decade of experience, SpectaSport is your best resource for race timing and overall planning. We proudly serve the PA, NJ, and DE area. Get started today by connecting with SpectaSport’s race management experts via our online form or by calling (610) 306-0574.