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Dunedin Marathon

Dunedin Marathon

Event date: Sunday 9 September, 2018
Registrations Open: Now
Fundraising Open: Now

 

Event Profile

Established in 1979, this is one of the most scenic Marathons in New Zealand. The Marathon starts close to the Albatross Colony on the Otago Peninsula and runs around the beautiful Otago Harbour before finishing at Watson Park, Port Chalmers.

The 40th annual Dunedin Marathon on Sunday, 9 September 2018 has a full marathon, half marathon, 10km fun run & recreational walk.

Asking your supporters to compete for you

It’s easy to make the most of the event opportunity. It all begins with asking your supporters to take part and support you by giving their effort and time. Make sure you ask:
  • Past supporters who have run, walked, ridden or swam for you previously
  • Both your one-off and regular donors, by offering them another way they can support you with their effort
  • Your volunteers
  • Your charity’s staff

To make it really easy to ask them to participate, download an email template.

TOP TIP: If you are a non-featured charity we recommend acquiring fundraisers before they have registered for the event to ensure that they choose your charity to fundraise for. To help activate your supporters you can request a unique start fundraising charity url from our Customer Success Team which preselects your charity for your supporters. You can then send this out to your supporter database via email. Just ensure you remind them to register for the actual event!

Setting up a charity team

Setting up a fundraising team is a great way to build a sense of community for all your supporters in the event. Once you’ve created your charity team, make sure you invite anyone supporting you in the event to join. Need help setting up a charity team? download our guide here.

Charity resources

Supporter Engagement

We recommend that you engage with your supporters by encouraging and thanking them for fundraising for your charity as part of their participation in the Dunedin Marathon 2018. If you need help with your supporter engagement we have a dedicated Professional Services Team full of digital fundraising experts ready to help!