Running for the NSPCC
We'd love you to join our team
We've put together helpful information for our runners who might have questions about signing up, raising money and paying in your sponsorship.
If you run for the NSPCC, we'll send you a personalised running vest, a fundraising pack, as well as lots of advice and support along the way.
Getting your place
There are two ways to join our team and run for the NSPCC:
We have a number of guaranteed, charity place at some of our events and everyone who accepts one has to commit to raising a specific amount of money which varies depending on the event.
You will also need to pay a registration fee, which is non-refundable and non-transferable.
As we have to pay for all our charity places, setting a fundraising target and charging a registration fee covers the cost of the place, but also helps us raise money to support our work with children.
Take a look at our current events to find out more about individual registration fees and fundraising targets.
If you have already signed up for an event and secured your place from the race organiser, we'd love you to join our team. All you need to do is fill on our own place registration form and we'll send you a free vest and fundraising pack, as well as regular email updates,
You won't have to pay a registration fee and there is no minimum fundraising target, just have fun and raise as much as you can.
Want to run as a team?
No problem! All runners need to complete their own application form and make an individual pledge. If you are running as a team please contact us at email@example.com so that we can update our records.
Fundraising for your event
Meeting your target
We'll do everything we can to help you meet your fundraising target with advice and support.
Adding Gift Aid
Adding Gift Aid to a donation allows us to claim an extra 25p on every £1 donated, meaning that we can help even more children.
Unfortunately, the money claimed by Gift Aid does not count towards your fundraising target, as the payment comes from the Government and can't be guaranteed.
Order fundraising materials
We've got all sorts of materials to help you with your fundraising, including collection boxes, posters, banners and balloons.
Paying in your sponsorship
There are lots of ways you can pay in your sponsorship money:
- Online - set up an online sponsorship page using Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving and the money donated will be sent to us automatically and we'll update your records.
- By phone - make a credit or debit card payment over the phone by calling 020 3772 9720.
- By post - fill in the paying in form in your pack (or download a copy of the form) and send it to: NSPCC Participation Events, Arnold House, 21-33 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3EJ.
Preparing for your event
We'll keep in touch with you in the build up to your event, sending you regular emails to help you with your training and fundraising.
Before the race, the race organiser will send out your race number in the post, as well as final instructions and other race day details.
If you haven't received your final instructions pack, please contact the race organisers directly.
Withdrawing or deferring
If you pick up an injury, or can't take part in the event for any reason, it is sometimes possible to defer your place and run the following year. Please contact the race organisers to arrange your deferral and then email us to let us know, and we can update your record.
If you decide to withdraw from an event, please let us know as soon as possible so we can allocate your charity place to another runner. Any sponsorship money you have collected should be returned to your sponsors or forwarded on to the NSPCC. We may be able to transfer this to sponsorship for another event, so please get in touch and we'll let you know.
Other ways you can help
Brighton Marathon 2017
If you were unlucky in the London Marathon ballot why not sign-up to the Brighton Marathon April 2017? We still have spaces!
Help us fight for every childhood by making a donation today. Your gift will help us be there, whenever a child needs us.
Find an event for you
From marathons to gala dinners, we've got a variety of different events you can do to raise money and help give children the childhood they deserve.