Bournemouth Marathon

Sunday 7 October 2018
Bournemouth

Bournemouth Marathon

Take on this incredible coastal marathon to help us stamp out loneliness in later life 

Enjoy stunning sea views, fresh crisp clean air and the very best of Bournemouth and Poole, as the south coast is home to an exciting international running festival. You'll run alongside a beautiful picturesque coast line and the Boscombe and Bournemouth piers, before running along the seafront to a spectacular finish in Lower Gardens.

 

The flat course is perfect for beginners or experienced runners wanting to set a personal best.

 

Apply online and join our Best Running Team For Ages and support us on our mission to end loneliness and isolation for older people living across the UK.

 

To learn more about how your fundraising will help to change lives and connect our older generation in communities that care, please visit our Your Impact page.

 

Highlights

 

Why run for MHA?

 

 

 

 

 

Location

Venue

Undercliff Drive

Bournemouth

BH1 2EZ

Event Essentials

General Information Event starts from: Oct 07, 2018 to Oct 07, 2018 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
A range of distances from 5k to a full marathon

Your Entry

Registration fee: £25

Event sponsorship: I pledge to raise a minimum of £400 in sponsorship

Event Registration

Apply online at www.run-bmf.com Choose a distance, then select ‘MHA’ from the drop-down list when asked to choose a charity.

 

For more information about this event contact the Fundraising Team by calling 01332 22 1641 or email events@mha.org.uk

FAQs

The Bournemouth Marathon Festival brings many distances together in one unique festival of running. Running the Bournemouth Marathon for MHA means there’s a team of people around you every step of the way, giving you a lift and inspiring you on to the finish line. By taking part you’ll raise vital funds for MHA and make a real difference!

 

The course is fast and picturesque, making it a must-do for anyone looking to set a PB. With 8 races to choose from there is something for all abilities, so if you don’t feel up to running a full marathon, then why not enter the half marathon, Supersonic 10K or Supernova 5K? The Supernova 5K is now open to children too, and with FOUR junior events in 2018, why not enter now and get the whole family involved.

 

Email events@mha.org.uk to find out more or speak to a member of the Fundraising Team by calling 01332 221641.

how your money helps

By fundraising for Best For Ages, you are helping to connect older people in communities that care. Every penny of your donation will go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.

 

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£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.

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£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.

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£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.

Gift Aid

If you're a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you.

 

We can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.

 

This additional income really does make a big difference, so please don't forget to Gift Aid donations if you are a UK tax payer.

 

If you are a higher-rate tax payer you can also claim additional tax relief. For higher rate tax payers (paying tax at 40%) this works out as 25p for every £1 you donate and for the highest rate tax payers (paying tax at 50%) this works out as 37.5p for every £1 you donate.

Fundraising online

Creating a fundraising page online can massively boost your sponsorship. Start by uploading a photo, sharing your reasons for fundraising and setting yourself a target.

 

A large opening donation can have an impact on the average amount the rest of your supporters donate - so ask a generous friend or family member to get things going!

 

Matched funding

Some companies have a match-funding scheme which could double the amount you raise. Speak to your employer to see if you could take advantage of this.

spread the word

Boost your fundraising, tell everyone about your challenge and spread the word about our vital work by publicising your efforts. Here are just a few tips...

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Share updates and images on Twitter and Facebook @BestForAges. Tag your posts with #BestForAges

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Share your story with a local newspaper to reach a wider audience. Need help? Get in touch with our Press Team. Email press@mha.org.uk

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Inspire colleagues and get closer to your fundraising target by putting posters up in your workplace.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team by emailing events@mha.org.uk or calling 01332 221641.

 

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