Fundraising races are great for cutting down on excess calories as you help those in need. Taking part in these races is the best way to merge these two aspects. Charity races support various initiatives from breast cancer, to diabetes, arthritis, orphans, people with HIV and AIDS, etc. these races attract participants for different parts of the world merging participants from both the public and the private sector. This article compiles the most popular fundraising races.
Race for Life
Race for life an event organized by Cancer Research UK is one of the most significant fundraising events in the UK. Its part of women empowerment events used to raise funds for cancer research. The women can take part in the 5k or 10k races.
Muddy obstacles on the way characterize the race. A lengthy hike is available for nature lovers. The Cancer Research UK posts a list of the fundraising event each year and encourages scores of people to take part.
Ture de Cure
Ture de Cure is a fundraising event organized by the American Diabetes Association to raise funds for diabetes awareness and research. The basic fundraising target varies from city to city, but on average it’s about $200. The races range from 3 to 100 miles. To motivate the participants, the organizers offer breakfast, rest points on the way with snacks and drinks and a party at the end of the race.
CHICKEN WING RACE
Runners in this race enjoy chicken wings, cold beverages, and their best buffalo foods at the end of the race at the Coca-Cola field. The race starts at the Buffalo News building at Canalside, proceeding to Cherrio’s plant, to Riverworks, then to Riverfest Park and ending at the Coca-Cola Field. The race attracts professional athletes and other participants who want an exciting way to start the chicken wing race.
This race occurs in around 33 cities all over the U.S. The fundraising race aims to raise funds to support employment opportunities and housing for persons with disabilities. The race attracts runners, walkers, joggers, wheelchairs, and strollers. Organizers encourage the participants to set up individuals fundraisers with a minimum target of $50 for the first-level prize. Cupid’s chase covers 3.2 miles.
Jingle Bell run/ race
The race starts from July to December across over 100 cities in the U.S. It’s a charity event organized by the Arthritis Foundation. The funds generated from the race are directed to information, resources, research and treatment for people living with arthritis.
Participants are adorned in Santa outfits, and lots of blue, green, and red bells. The minimum target for each participant is$150.
Cycle for survival
Cycle for survival is organized in March and February each year. It is held in 16 cities all over the U.S. It’s a charity event to support Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a private hospital involved in research for treatments for various kinds of rare cancers.
The minimum fundraising target for each bike is $1,000. Riders make the race more exciting by forming teams with colleagues, family, and friends to keep cheering throughout the race. The organizers channel all the funds to cancer research.
Walk for Life World Run
The Wings for Life Foundation organizes the race. The organization is involved in research for spinal cord injury treatment. It is held in July of every year. The race occurs in Sunrise, Santa Clarita, FL, CA and other 23 cities in different parts of the world. Walk for life world run can be described as a reverse race. The participants are encouraged to stay ahead of the catcher car that follows from behind. The race attracts wheelchair competitors and runners.
The race occurs in different locations but starts at the same time in all the locations, 11.00 a.m. UTC. These are some of the most popular fundraising races that are aimed at helping needy people in the society and driving research to find a cure for different diseases.