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To fundraise or not?

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Oct 2015
8:18am, 4 Oct 2015
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Last year I had my own place and just raised whatever for the charity - they were very grateful, I didn't feel the pressure as there was no limit, which is the big pressure when you take a charity place. Good luck
Oct 2015
9:12am, 4 Oct 2015
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Surrey Phil
I always fundraise at the VLM but not at any other races. I can't expect people to donate for every marathon I do. When I do, I try to make it different; i.e. double-up or fancy dress.
Oct 2015
11:00am, 4 Oct 2015
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icelandic trigirl
What does it mean to "double-up"? Is that two marathons back to back? Gulp!

I am aiming for a pb at Edinburgh so I don't want to make it harder than necessary :/
But I cannot ask for sponsorship in light of my pb attempt as it is quite likely I won't get it!
Oct 2015
1:24pm, 4 Oct 2015
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Surrey Phil
:-) In my case, two marathons one week apart. I'm not fit enough to do them more frequent than that.
Mar 2019
1:57pm, 2 Mar 2019
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I used to fundraise, doing the race for life events, but once I found parkrun I couldn't really justify asking people to sponsor me for something that wasn't much of an effort any more, so I set up a justgiving page for Prostate Cancer and donated to that every time I got a PB. At first it was just me, then family started taking part, and now there are a number of people who donated to it when they get a PB, from any parkrun/race they do. It's a lot easier than asking people for sponsorship (I hate asking people for money).
Mar 2019
2:03pm, 2 Mar 2019
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That's a great idea, Louise!

As long as you don't slow down at the end of the month for fear of having to pay up 😉

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