Run For Charity

Why run for charity?

There are lots of great reasons to run a Marathon for charity. For a start, it can give you a greater sense of purpose as you work through your training, especially if you’re fundraising for a charity that’s close to your heart.

How your charity will support you

Running the Black Star Marathon for charity is a two-way street. In return for your fundraising efforts, charities offer lots of guidance before, during and after the event, with a complete support package – this varies from charity to charity, but could include: 

  • Regular newsletters and charity updates
  • Expert training plans and a fundraising pack
  • More tailored email support from running experts
  • Vest or T-shirt to wear on Marathon Day
  • Participant’s goody bag
  • Support from local charity representatives
  • Information about online fundraising
  • Forum to chat with other runners online
  • Pre-event ‘carbohydrate party’ so you can build up your energy stores
  • Cheer points on the marathon route where supporters will make lots of noise!
  • Post-event reception, often with free massages, showers, hot food and drink