Event date: 2-3 February 2019
Registrations Open: Soon
Fundraising Open: Now
Event ProfileThe Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run on Saturday, 2 February 2019 is a 7km and 10km fun run and walk from Dee Why to Manly, and is followed by the Cole Classic Ocean Swim the next day. There is also an aquathon beginning at Dee Why with a 2km run, followed by a 500m swim at North Curl Curl, and finishing with a 6km run to South Steyne, Manly. This popular, family-friendly event invites participants of all levels to take part in a fun-filled weekend.
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.
- Major Community Event Fundraising Guide
- 2019 Charity Packages
- Fundraising tips for your supporters.
- Email templates to engage your supporters to fundraise for you.