Join Team Lymphoma
The Great East Run is perfect whether you’re new to running, looking for a challenge, or aiming for a record PB.
Join us and take part in this exciting half marathon with a scenic route and a finish line in the stadium’s practice pitch with hundreds of supporters in the stands cheering you on.
Event date: Sep 2018
Distance: Half Marathon
Sponsorship target: £350
How can I take part?
Whether you want to sign up to the challenge as a run or jog, you can take part as an individual, with a team of friends and family, or colleagues with a Corporate Team package, you will have support every step of the way. If you would like further information about the run please visit the Great East Run website.
How will you support me?
We want your fundraising to be as fun and easy as possible and we’re here to help you as much as we can. We can give you unlimited support, encouragement and advice throughout your training and before the challenge. Read more about how we will support your running challenge (PDF).
Where can I collect money?
Online sponsorship sites
If you want to collect money offline, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you some sponsorship forms.
Pay your money in
How can I raise money?
Facebook and Twitter are great for telling your friends and family about your fundraising challenge. If you’re fundraising online, how about using Facebook to share your fundraising page link, Twitter to update on your training progress or Instragram to capture those challenging early starts and the excitement on the day?
Make sure to be persistent with asking for donations – try posting at different times of the day and just before and after your fundraising event.
Your workplace or school
Your workplace or school are ideal places to raise money. Let your colleagues or classmates know about your fundraising challenge, put up posters of you training and talk about the Lymphoma Association. Cake sales always go down a treat – get baking and make sure to bring a sponsorship form along to work with you.
Your local club or sports centre
Your local club or sports centre are other great places to promote your fundraising event and raise money. Take along a sponsorship form and tell your group about what you’re getting up to.
How do I train for this event?
Running training requires lots of hard work and mental toughness, as well as things like the right kit, but it will be worth all the effort in the end. The better prepared and fitter you are, the more you will get out of your running challenge on the day. Read our top 10 tips on running training (PDF).