Top Reasons You Should Be Completing Sports For Charity
Opting to compete in a sport for charity such as cycling, running, triathlon or the OMM can be a really rewarding experience. Often people choose a charity that is close to home and means something to them.
Have a look below at some of the reasons you should be considering completing a charity event:
Your Running Can Save A Charity Money
You may not be aware that charities purchase spaces in the event in advance. This means that they have a limited amount of opening for people to take part in the activities with the representation of them. They have minimum amounts that you have to raise in order to be able to do this. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t take part and raise money on an individual basis. In fact, you’re actually saving them money as they haven’t had the need to purchase the space and you’re still raising funds for their cause. After the small fees for having you take part in the activities, the money that you raise will be mostly profit and then be going directly to the charity providing a boost to their donations.
Charity Running Provides You With A Purpose
With a charity event, you will not only get a sense of achievement from finishing, but you will also gain a purpose for doing so. You may find that a further level of effort goes into the event when you’re also raising money for a charity of your choice as well as to achieve personal goals. So, why not cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats? And achieve some goals whilst giving back to a good cause.
Motivation To Get Fit
It can be hard at times to keep up the motivation to continue on a training programme. It can also be too easy to pull out of a race or event because you haven’t trained as hard as you should in preparation. This combination can spell disaster if your goal is to get fitter. Whereas, if a charity is relying on you, and expecting you to show up and compete, you won’t want to let them down. This is likely to give you extra motivation to keep on track with training and get fit enough to complete any activity at hand.
One of the biggest reasons that people want to support a charity is because they hold it close to their heart or really believe in the cause the funds are going toward. Often if you, a family member or friend has been affected by something that a charity fights for, you will feel like you’re doing your best to support those who have been affected as well as the charity itself. People are very often motivated by the memory of a lost loved one, you could also see that other family members or friends also want to train and compete alongside you.
By making the decision to train and compete in an activity for a charity, you are not only contributing to their donations but you are also helping your physical health and well-being. These are only a few of the good reasons why you should be completing sports for charity, do you have any others that you can share in the comments below?