Apart from the obvious – getting a ballot place.
Now, this post is in no way saying this is the way you should choose a charity to run for, and if you have a charity that is dear to your heart, of course you should choose that one.
I, however, don’t. And I do have a very good friend who has got into The Royal Parks on the ballot (I failed, again), and as it will be his first half marathon, I really want to go along and support him.
Raising money for charity places is really difficult for me, especially for a half marathon distance, I run a lot of half marathons, so can’t see why people would sponsor me to run yet another one. Therefore, for my peace of mind, I would like to find the cheapest charity to run for, so if I don’t manage to raise the minimum sponsorship money, I can still afford to make up the difference myself.
The list below is nowhere near exhaustive, but it does give a good idea as to the registration fees and minimum target levels charities are asking for. (and is correct at the time of posting 19/03/19, I did notice there were a few discounts in March, so I can imagine these targets and registration fees can and will change),
Are you running the Royal Parks Half Marathon? Will we see you on the start line?