Want to get fit and also help a worthy cause?
Then you should enter a fun run or walk. Remember you don’t have to run YOU CAN JUST WALK, GET FIT AND HAVE FUN.
Most people associate Fun Runs with having to run and run long distances. However, this isn’t necessarily the case. Whilst, there are those who enter because they want to run and run a good time, there are many more who just want to support the cause in a healthy way.Fun Runs/Walks are a great way to set your fitness goal and also help a worthy cause.Click To Tweet
Usually the categories are 5km or 10km for Runners, Joggers or Walkers. So there is a category for everyone, even children can enter.
Each year I look at what Fun Runs I want to do with (or without) My Saturday Sisters. Some are non negotiable and I will always enter them. For example, the Mother’s Day Classic which I always run with my daughter in memory of my Mum who died from breast cancer.
Last Sunday I ran in the Mater International Women’s Day Fun Run and Walk and it was so great to see Women, Men and Children of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels participating. The run is to celebrate International Women’s Day, being a woman but also to shine a light on Breast Cancer Awareness. I met a wonderful lady at the merchandise stand who is a ‘breast cancer survivor’. She looked so healthy and happy and was an inspiration.
3 reasons why you should enter a fun run or walk
You set a fitness goal
I find that planning my year with fun runs gives me an opportunity to set my fitness goals. I can plan my training around each event and for me I get personal satisfaction of achieving my goal. I also love the bonus participation medal which you receive at some events!!! My 90 year old MIL doesn’t understand that everyone who participates receives a medal and she thinks I always win LOL:)
You are helping a worthy cause
There are so many charities and causes which we can support and donate to just by participating. I select the events that are dear to my heart with personal attachment. For example, I have lost my mother, father and brother to cancer so obviously any Fun Run associated with the big ‘C’ I enter. Just by entering you are helping to highlight the cause with your family and friends. Some events also have memorial walls and you can wear a memorial card to show who you are participating for.
You can have fun
I love the fun atmosphere of these events. Some participants who have entered just to support the cause and have fun, go to great lengths in what they wear to make the day fun. There are always the wonderful volunteers cheering us on and providing much need drink stations and music along the way.
So why not get some friends together, set a fitness goal and enter a 5km Walk?
Do you enter Fun Runs? If so, which ones do you like to support
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You might also like to check out my post Walk Your Way to Fitness