Charity 5K races are one of the most popular races nowadays. With social media, they’ve really begun to take off. Most people have seen “fun run” or “turkey trot” pictures scrolling through their Instagram or Facebook feeds at some point. When these races are associated with a cause, they then begin to raise awareness into a community they may not have had access to before. If you are looking into how to help your cause, you may be wondering how does running for charity work?
How to Fundraise through Your Charity 5K
There are all kinds of ways you earn money for your cause through a charity 5K. The first step is to attach a registration fee to the race. Make sure that participants understand how much of the registration fee is covering overhead costs and how much will be donated. Let’s say that your registration fee is $25, during registration you can have an option to add an addition $15, $20, or $40 dollars to be donated to the charity foundation.
In addition to a race’s profit from entry fees and sponsors, SpectaSport’s online race registration can provide additional fundraising with donations, including a dedicated donation website URL. We also offer online fundraising tools and management for both individuals and teams/groups.
How to Keep it Professional
SpectaSport specializes in serving charity 5K races. So, we understand the unique challenges of organizing this kind of race. We are experienced in creating foolproof plans for race directors. One of our main concerns is making sure that charity races feel just as professional and polished as other 5K races ‒ at an affordable price!
Also, SpectaSport uses chip timing technology, similar to an EZ pass, to time your runners live. Our mat checkpoints ensure accurate race results by checking in with their chip timers as they pass by.
The best part of chip timing, however, is its convenience and efficiency. Your participants will be able to check their results at the kiosks we provide or by scanning their race bib with their phone (no app necessary!).
Let’s get started!
Ready to plan your charity 5K with SpectaSport? Our motto is that “good enough” is not good enough for your race. Call SpectaSport at (610) 306-0574 or fill out our online form to inquire about our Charity Star Race Timing Package.