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How To Host A 5k Fundraiser

November 13 2017

FlipGive is a free team funding app that makes raising money a breeze. Teams earn cash back for buying the things they already need. Get paid whenever you shop, dine out, book hotels or activities.

A 5k fundraiser is an amazing fundraising event for any organization. Marathons rally communities and teams like no other fundraising event, and the short duration of the run makes this kind of fundraiser more accessible for supporters who aren’t as athletic. Participating in a marathon of any kind is something that participants prepare for for months. If you want to run this kind of fundraising event, make sure that you give your supporters ample time to get themselves ready. This kind of fundraising event is a great way to engage your community, and you can also host running camps beforehand in order to prepare your participants for the run. 


What you’ll need for your fundraiser:

You’ll need to plan out a route for your fundraiser and obtain the necessary permits for your 5k. This is extremely important to do for your fundraiser, so that you know your participants are safe during their run. 

Decide if your fundraising event requires a fundraising minimum in order to participate, and make sure that your participants know that before they come to your fundraising event. Have an area at the start of your 5k where participants can register. This is a good place to give them items that they need for their fundraiser, like numbers, water bottles, and t-shirts, if you’re planning on including that in their participation fee. 


How your fundraiser raises money:

Participants in your 5k fundraiser raise money in order to participate in the run. 


Thing you need to know before hosting your fundraiser:

Even though a 5k is not an extremely long distance, you’re going to need medics available just in case something happens to one of your participants. It’s also very important to have lots of water available during your fundraiser, especially if your fundraiser is happening during the hottest months of the year. 


Bonus cash back:

Earn cash back on refreshments for your fundraiser, or custom tees for your participants. 


FlipGive and Cammi Granato would like to thank our official supporters Dallas Stars, Seattle Kraken, LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Hawerchuk Strong, Jackson Events, Canlan and other donors for helping support future legends as part of the Cammi Granato Girls Hockey Grant.


Cammi Granato is a former captain of the United States women's national ice hockey team, Olympic gold medalist and one of the first women to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2010. She currently works as a scout for the NHL’s Seattle Kraken organization.


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