Would you like organize a 5K, walk-a-thon, bowling tournament or other athletic fundraiser?

Here are several articles with some great tips on how to plan a 5K run or walk:



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Posted on 13 March 2008

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7 Comments For This Post

  1. Jaden Grimes says:

    Hello Sandra my name is Jaden Grimes and im looking to start a 5k run also. Where did you hold this race at a local school recreation center. I would apprecitate if you Emailed me back

  2. Luke Turner says:

    We are wanting to have a 5k as well. Can you tell me how much to budget for an event like this? Also where was this held?

  3. Sandra Sims says:

    Luke, I believe their race started at a shopping mall and went around city streets. They got permission from the city and had police monitoring. Budget depends on how big you want to make it. One of the biggest expenses is usually equipment such as sound and chip timing. A good place to start would be to contact a running store and/or club in your area for a potential partnership. Also check out Charity Mile for more information about athletic events.

  4. MILLIE says:

    Your web site has been very helpful. In the artical “How to Organize a 5K Run / Walk”, it said to set a budget. How do I go about doing this.

  5. Sandra Sims says:

    Mille, Good question! The most expensive thing on the budget would be sound and timing equipment. If this is a walk-a-thon and not a race, then you could get by without the timing equipment. Contact an audio store and/or DJs in your area to get quotes on audio equipment and services. You can also contact a local running store who may be able to help you. Many of the other items such as t-shirts, prizes and printing you can get underwritten or donated. So while you should get quotes for prices, it is likely that you can get them basically for free considering business sponsors.

  6. Raquel says:

    What about legal agreements between the sponsor?

  7. Sandra Sims says:

    Raquel, You can create a simple Agreement that lists what the donation levels are and the corresponding benefits for the sponsor. You can have a section for the responsibilities of each party and then space for signature and dates. The main thing is just that each party has clear expectations of the arrangement.