There are several ways a charity partner can get involved. There are often opportunities to get involved and fundraise in multiple ways at our races. We encourage each charity partner to take on the amount they feel they will be successful in staffing and resources. We want to ensure that our charity partners do not feel overwhelmed. There is always opportunity for growth and increasing involvement in a future year.
Below are the Extra Mile programs partnering charity involvement options:
- Team Fundraising -
A charity partner commits to recruiting X amount of teams for a specific event. Each team is asked to fundraise; individually or as a team, a minimum amount set by the charity. The charity/participants can utilise their preferred fundraising platform or one provided by Ragnar.
Below are a few examples of guidelines set for team fundraising:
From a team fundraising aspect we are looking for guidelines such as below to ensure fundraising success for your charity:
- If a team commits to fundraise with a charity, Ragnar suggests a charity to set a fundraising minimum no less than £2,000 minimum in fundraising (as a team). This helps to offset the operational cost of the charity purchasing the team entry and allows for fundraising money as well.
- You all will be provided with a code to get into the race registration page and we will work together to get a fundraising page up and running for your team or for each team that is fundraising for you.
- There are also options to incentivise people to go way above the fundraising minimums. Ragnar has tool kit items to assist with fundraising, as well as the support of our fundraising partner X, who has superb customer service representatives, support and webinars to assist with fundraising questions etc.
- On course exchange activation
There are major and minor exchanges a part of each of our road races. At these exchanges there is opportunity for a charity partner to set up a tent and sell items for donation. This can include fruit, bagels and coffee, Gatorade and water, bake sale, pancake breakfast etc. The charity is responsible for providing all of the volunteers and the supplies for the fundraising activation. Charity partners more often than not are able to get donations of food items in order to offset costs and bring in more fundraising dollars.
We encourage signs be made by the charity to promote all proceeds going to the charity in turn for the product being sold. As well as having materials out about the cause and a take away item for the participants to have the opportunity to support then or in the future.
- Hosting a Finish Line Beer Garden
There is an opportunity at some Ragnar events to host the finish line Beer Garden as a way to fundraise. At the finish line, there is a beer garden where host charities in the U.S. have raised significant funds
Contact us to find out more.
- Provide volunteers at Exchanges
Some of our events don’t offer this option. Your Market Development contact can confirm with the Ragnar Volunteer Department to confirm there is an opportunity to provide volunteers in exchange for fundraising money provided by Ragnar. This is another great way an organisation can raise funds in exchange for volunteer service along our course. This is an option in addition to the athletic fundraising of team based donations as suggested above.
If a charity partner chooses to both host an activation and food sales in addition to providing volunteers at an exchange for donations, additional volunteers are needed for the activation on top of the required number of volunteers needed to run the exchange.
Please email our team if you have any questions or would like to get involved. We are happy to help and hope we can work with you all to fundraise as much as possible for your wonderful cause.