Plan Your Run

Ready, SET, Go! Start your challenge by following some of our tips below.

Set a goal: 

Choose a specific quantifiable goal. Choose a distance that you will run and aim to raise a set amount of money per kilometre, or choose a day streak goal and raise funds for the number of consecutive days that you will run. Set a goal to run 500km, raising a dollar per kilometre or the equivalent of providing a family with a ShelterBox tent after a disaster!

Set a route: 

Choose a route to run, you can use apps such as Footpath to map out the exact distance or time that you’ve decided to commit to your run. This helps to ensure that you can reach your goal!

Set up a fundraising page: 

Create your own fundraising page to share with your supporters. It’s yours to personalize with photos, messages and updates. This is also where all of your supporters can pledge towards your goal! Don’t forget to email your circle to let them know about your new page! Check out a sample template here.

Set up a team:

We are all stronger together. If you’re part of a running group, get the whole group involved and work together to reach a goal. Not part of a group yet? Find yourself a running partner who can help to keep you challenged! Go even one step further, share your goal and challenge 5 of your friends using our social media challenge template here: Graphic or Animated. Don’t forget to tag us @ShelterBoxCanada!

Set your tracker:

Don’t forget to set an activity tracker when you go on your run! This way it is easy to keep track of every kilometre or minute that you run. It’s also a great motivator to post on your fundraising page! Your supporters will be able to follow along with every run you take showing your amazing dedication to families in need of shelter around the world.

Nervous about getting started? Check out some of our fundraising tips here.


Alex's Run

Alex has been training to run the London Marathon to raise funds and awareness for ShelterBox. After a year of gruelling training and plenty of miles under his belt, Coronavirus had another plan for him. When the London Marathon was cancelled he decided to run a little marathon himself with a ShelterBox strapped to his back!

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