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Start A Marathon Fundraiser

Marathons have always been one of the best fundraising ideas for promoting charitable campaigns. Marathons promote healthy habits as well as bring many people together for a purpose. Be a part of a Marathon Fundraiser by starting a fundraising page or donating to any fundraising marathon charity of your choice.

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How to organize a marathon fundraiser

How To Organize A Marathon Fundraiser

Whether you are practically present to be a part of a marathon fundraiser, you sure can contribute to the fundraiser through a marathon fundraising page. It is easy and simple to start a marathon charity fundraising campaign at WhyDonate.

Unique Marathon Fundraising Event Ideas


Using interesting ideas can really amp up your fundraiser. Make your marathon fundraiser more enjoyable by implementing these ideas.

  • Arrange marathon-themed refreshments (lemonade stands, ice-cream stands, popcorn stands etc.)
  • Dress up like a superhero when running
  • Run with extra weight for extra money
  • Run with multiple people and have people gamble on the winner
  • Sponsor a running (they will have to wear anything funny as the sponsor wants)
  • Social media coverage (Reels/IG videos) for more reach
  • Entertainment unit for the attendees
  • Partner with local businesses to provide additional incentives for participants
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Significant Marathon Fundraisers In UK & Europe

Europe is known for its many significant marathon events, which makes it a popular choice for runners wanting to combine their passion for running with a special cause. Similarly, people in the UK are very enthusiastic about combining charities with running retreats.

  • Amsterdam Marathon
  • Rotterdam marathon
  • Enschede marathon
  • Utrecht Half Marathon
  • Heuvelland Marathon
  • Spring Marathon Amstelveen
  • Zaltbommel Marathon
  • Runner’s World
  • Leiden Marathon
  • Maastricht Running Festival
  • Marathon Sneek
  • Midzomermarathon
  • Van Oers Marathon Brabant
  • Cambridge Boundary Run
  • Great Welsh Marathon
  • Southampton Marathon
  • Good Friday Marathon
  • Manchester Marathon
  • London Marathon
  • Edinburgh Marathon
  • Brighton Marathon
  • Schwarzwald Marathon
  • Bienwald Marathon
  • Marathon Hannover
  • Bienwald-Marathon
  • Königsforst Marathon
  • Freiburg Marathon
  • Obermain Marathon
  • Werdauer Waldlauf
  • Volksbank Münster-Marathon
  • Spreewald Marathon
  • Darß Marathon
  • Haspa Marathon Hamburg
  • Brussels Marathon
  • Sofico Gent Marathon
  • Namur International Marathon
  • Ibiza Marathon
  • Barcelona Marathon
  • Gran Canaria Maspalomas Marathon
  • Generali Maratón Málaga
  • Zaragoza Marathon
  • Sherry Marathon
  • ZURICH Rock’n’Roll Running Series Madrid
  • K42 Picos De Europa
  • ZURICH Rock’n’Roll Running Series Madrid
  • Coruña42
  • Zafiro Palma Marathon
  • Bilbao Night Marathon
  • Quixote Maratón
  • Font Vella Lanzarote International Marathon
  • Generali Maratón Málaga
  • Marathon du Golfe de Saint-Tropez
  • Marathon Cote Indigo
  • Marathon des 4 Saisons
  • Marathon du Médoc
  • Marathon des Alpes Maritimes Nice-Cannes
  • Marathon de Montpellier
  • Marathon montpellier
  • Ekiden de Rouen
  • Marathon des Vins de la Côte Chalonnaise
  • Marathon du Golfe de Saint-Tropez
  • Lyon Ekiden
  • Marathon des Alpes Maritimes Nice-Cannes
  • Ekiden de Laval
  • Marathon de Montauban
  • Marathon La Fortifiée

How to start a fundraiser?

Follow these 4 simple steps

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1. Start A Fundraiser
Sign up on WhyDonate and create your fundraiser in minutes. Sign up as a person or an organisation.

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2. Share Your Fundraiser
Share your fundraiser via Email, WhatsApp and other social media channels to reach as many donors as possible.

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3. Receive The Donations
The donations are paid out automatically to your bank account on a monthly basis without any platform cost.

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4. Thank Your Donors
Customize the automated “Thank You” email or send a personal message to your donors via the WhyDonate dashboard.

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