Sports Fundraising IdeasSports fundraisers are when you do something around athletic events to raise money for your favorite causes. People do this around marathons, Tough Mudders, Ironmans, surfing competitions, bike rides, fishing tournaments and so much more. Check out some of the best sports fundraisers we have on CrowdRise below and get inspired to start doing this on your own.
What makes a great Sports fundraiser?
The beauty of sports fundraisers is that there has been a lot of groundwork laid. CrowdRise has deep partnerships with many of the top marathons in the country (NYC, Boston, Pittsburgh, Chicago, etc) and is the official fundraising platform for both Tough Mudder and Ironman events. So if you’re interested in raising money around events like these, it is very plug-and-play (or, in this case, plug-and-raise-lots-of-money). And in addition to managing campaigns around these larger, more established athletic events, we have some really creative and innovative fundraisers by users who have organized their own golf tournaments, charity softball games and much more all to raise money for causes near and dear to their hearts. As with all fundraisers, we encourage people to be creative and have fun with their campaigns (and check out our Explore Causes page to get ideas of who you want to fundraise for), as other people will feed off of that energy, ultimately raising more money for the organizations and people that need it the most.
Examples of Sports Fundraisers
In 2016, every single TCS New York City marathoner, supporter and volunteer can unite to contribute towards the goal of raising funds for charities across the world. Historically, the marathon has raised a massive amount of money for charity, and our goal is to bring the entire running community together. When you run 26.2 miles for a charity, you'll cross the finish line for yourself, but for so many that will benefit from your fundraising. New York Road Runners and CrowdRise encourage you, and every single runner, to support a meaningful cause. So this year, don’t just run for yourself; run for research, run for a cause, run for a cure and run to make the world a better and healthier place for all. Starting a CrowdRise fundraiser does not guarantee you a slot in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. If you need a guaranteed entry, you must contact the charity before setting up a fundraising page. You can also start a charity page on CrowdRise if you are not an official charity, but you will not...37653Donors$5,767,770Raised
By: John Hancock
The Boston Marathon connects eight Massachusetts cities and towns…and the entire world in the spirit of competition, camaraderie and community. It brings everyday athletes, many of whom are connected to extraordinary causes, to the same road as elite, world-class athletes. Together, inspired by the strength and courage of the individuals they run with, and run for, these athletes embody the power of the human spirit. Help these athletes push forward on the road ahead by helping support one or more of the many great causes represented in the 2016 Boston Marathon. #RunBold137357Donors$30,738,557Raised
By: Pittsburgh Marathon
P3R is a nonprofit organization that is passionate about promoting the love of running and enhancing community access to health & fitness education and activities. Best known for organizing the acclaimed annual DSG Pittsburgh Marathon, we also run a variety of other high-quality races, events and health & fitness programs throughout the Pittsburgh region. While many of our races attract some of the nation’s highest-profile professional athletes, we offer activities for all ages and ability levels. The only criterion for participation is a desire to be happy, healthy and active! Read more at: www.P3R.org. Thank you everyone for an amazing year! Your support is greatly appreciated and our program is successful because of all of YOU. For infomation on the 2017 Run For a Reason chartiy program, please click here to visit our website. Contact the event: firstname.lastname@example.orgDonors$1,671,110Raised
By: San Francisco Marathon
Promotion: Donate exactly $5, $13, $26 or $52 between 8/2 at 2pm ET and 8/30 at 11:59:59am ET and you'll be entered for a chance to Win a Race Entry into the 2017 San Francisco Marathon. Click Here for rules. No purchase necessary to win or enter. Make Your Miles Matter On July 31th, 2016, you could be part of the 39th running of The San Francisco Marathon. With full marathon, half marathon, 5K and ultra races, this iconic marathon event delivers runners unprecedented access to the streets and bridges of The San Francisco. The full marathon is USATF certified, and both a Boston Marathon qualifier and an Olympic Team Trial qualifying race. Make your experience running in The San Francisco mean more than just your miles by aligning your race with fundraising each step you take toward the start line.3184Donors$257,206Raised
By: Women's Health
Go to RUN10FEED10.com to register for the race. HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD RUN 10 FEED 10: Right now, 48 million Americans are going hungry—they don’t know when they will get their next meal. The reality is there IS enough food in the world today for everyone to get the nourishment they need for a healthy and productive life. It’s something we can do something about. Together, we can make a huge impact in a very simple way. All you have to do is RUN! Promotions: Raise at least $4,500 from 7/26 at 2pm ET to 10/18 at 11:59:59am ET and you'll be entered for a chance to Win a Trip for Two to Run in the 2016 San Francisco Run 10 Feed 10. Click Here for rules. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Raise at least $4,500 from 7/26 at 2pm ET to 8/30 at 11:59:59am ET and you'll be entered for a chance to Win a Trip for Two to Run in the 2016 New York City Run 10 Feed 10. Click Here for rules. No purchase necessary to enter or win.299Donors$11,818Raised
By: Chicago -
Training and planning for your Bank of America Chicago Marathon weekend can be hectic and we've got a prize that'll help make things a little bit easier and way more fun. Check it out... Every athlete who raises at least $26 for their cause between August 16th at 2pm ET and August 30th at 11:59:59am ET will be entered to win $500 in Nike Training Gear from the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The best part is the more you raise, the better your chances are to win because every increment of $26 is equal to an entry. So, if you raise $208, you'll get 8 entries. So, so great. Click Here for rules. No purchase necessary to enter to win. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Want to run for a cause for the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon? CLICK HERE to join an existing charity fundraising team. Don't see the cause you want to run for? CLICK HERE to create a new fundraiser for the charity of your choice. ...12050Donors$946,605Raised
By: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
LIMITED TIME OPPORTUNITY: Join TEAM IMF today with a registration fee of $50! Use code 50FOR16 when you register! TEAM IMF athletes are a catalyst for change. They share a unique opportunity to expand their IRONMAN legacy out of the course and into the community. This is the chance of a lifetime to support those that lift them up to their IRONMAN goals. Together, TEAM IMF makes a huge difference in smaller organizations that are passionate about taking care of the communities where they race. Ready to #RACEFORMORE? Click “SIGN UP FOR TEAM IMF” Button Above or go HERE for more information. $3,500.00 FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT 11 IRONMAN EVENT OPTIONS 140.6 MILES OF LEGACY RACE FOR MORE Have questions? Email IRONMAN@CrowdRise.com and we'll help solve everything.$1,000,000Goal$457,529Raised
Experience New York City like never before with the 2016 United Airlines NYC Half! Race through the streets of Times Square, catch beautiful views of the Hudson River from the west side highway, and finish at the iconic South Street Seaport. The 2016 United Airlines NYC Half provides you with an opportunity to transform lives in a direct and meaningful way. We'd like to encourage all runners to fundraise. Whether or not you are running for a charity, you can raise money and join an official 2016 United Airlines NYC Half charity team, or start your own fundraiser. To get started, select one of the options above. Let's help support the organizations that are most meaningful to us.21921Donors$3,212,124Raised
By: GO! ST. LOUIS
JOIN GO! ST. LOUIS ON APRIL 9 & 10, 2016 TO RUN FOR A CAUSE AND GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. The GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend is Missouri’s largest competitive fitness event and includes a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5K run/walk, GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon, children’s fun runs and a mature mile. More than 25,000 people from 49 states and 10 countries participate each year – including thousands of charity runners who raise more than $350K each year on behalf of local causes. GO! St. Louis has partnered with 27 charities for 2016. Join a team today! Click HERE to Register for the 2016 Family Fitness Weekend. Want to learn more about GO! St. Louis? Check us out at www.gostlouis.org2991Donors$278,377Raised