Event date: Sunday 20 May, 2018
Registrations Open: 13th Feb 2018
Fundraising Open: Now
Event ProfileThe Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon is Australia’s largest and most prestigious half marathon. The iconic course takes participants past the beautiful sights of Sydney harbourside and is open to both individual and team relay entries. Relay teams run legs of 7km and 14km. There is also an Elite Wheelchair Athlete 2.5km Sprint event. Don’t miss out on this amazing fundraising opportunity! The 2017 event was a huge success with more than 12,000 participants and the relay event sold out!
Asking your supporters to compete for youIt’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 teamSetting 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.
Everydayhero Supporter Communications ScheduleWith all our Major Community Events we coach fundraisers via a series of Emails, SMS or Supporter Messaging communications depending on the event*. See below the planned automated behavioural communications for the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon 2018. *We still encourage you to follow our Major Community Event Fundraising guide below to make the most of this great fundraising opportunity. By communicating directly with your supporters you are better able to develop your supporter relations and improve retention rates. Want to brand/customise the above supporter coaching communications? or need help engaging your supporters? Don’t forget we have Automated Behavioural Email Coaching Programs , SMS Messaging and Supporter Page Messaging available to you.
- Major Community Event Fundraising Guide
- 2018 Charity Packages
- Fundraising tips for your supporters.
- Email templates to engage your supporters to fundraise for you.