RUN FOR A CAUSE
If you, a family member or friend has been affected by a particular disease or illness then running to raise funds for a charity will help you feel like you are doing your bit for a cause that is close to your heart.
In talking with numerous runners it seems that runners run for two primary reasons: 1) personal, and 2) for a cause.
1) Personal Reasons We Run: Most runners have a very personal reason(s) for running, something that is important to them and for their own benefit. Typical responses include:
For me, I got into running primarily because my son started running marathons and I thought it would be a fun father/son experience we could do together. My other son joined us and now a couple times a year the three of us will pick a destination race and make a long weekend of running the same event, usually a RunDisney half or full marathon. It is a great chance for us to bond and have a fun time together. My secondary, personal reason for running was to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. While I have always been athletic and exercised multiple times a week, I found as I was getting older I was putting on a little weight and not quite in the same shape as before. In the past 3 years since I started running, I have lost about 30 pounds and am in some of the best shape of my life.
So what are your personal reasons for running?
2) For a Cause Reasons We Run: While all runners seem to have at least one personal reason for running, only some have “other focused” reasons for running. By other focused I am referring to a cause or charity that often does not benefit them directly – it benefits another person, a non-profit organization, a charity, a local team or community event, etc. While some will dedicate all their running to one cause or charity, many runners vary the causes they support during the course of a year or over multiple years. I highly recommend running for a cause as it provides each runner an extra reason, an extra incentive, an extra purpose for running. It increases the value you experience when you run and it helps motivate you on those difficult days. Examples of running for a cause might include:
The list of causes and charity organizations is long and can include thousands of more examples, and the great thing is there are planned running/walking events (and biking, swimming, golfing, etc.) for most all of these. You just have to look in your local paper, look for postings at your local library, grocery or drug store, or do an online search to find a charity race for a cause you would like to support. There are many websites that list upcoming events by type, by distance, by date and/or by location to make them easy to find. There are even virtual events for a cause, where you can run/walk a 5k, 10k or half marathon at a time and location that works for you, while still supporting a charity. And if you don’t find an event that supports a cause you are particularly interested in supporting, you can always consider setting up your own fundraiser for a cause and charity organization you are passionate about.
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