Support Bowel Cancer Australia by participating in a marathon or sporting event
Taking part in a local, interstate or overseas marathon, fun run, triathlon, swim, cycle or sporting event is not only a fun way to keep healthy and reduce your bowel cancer risk, it also provides a great opportunity to raise much needed funds for Bowel Cancer Australia's advocacy, awareness, education, support and research programs.
Supporting Bowel Cancer Australia in a sporting event is as simple as:
- Choosing how you'd like to take part - as a personal challenge, in a team with friends and family, or in a work team with colleagues.
- Registering for the sporting event that interests you most.
- Creating an online fundraising page.
- Spreading the word and asking everyone you know to sponsor you.
Looking for a sporting event to take part in? Check out our Events & Activities Calendar.
There is also a listing of upcoming fundraising sporting events through Everyday Hero at http://bowelcancerfundraising.org/event/run
Please contact us on (02) 9923 8269 or send us an email about your sporting event plans using the web form below.
Sporting event singlets, t-shirts and bowel cancer awareness merchandise
Running singlets and other Bowel Cancer Australia merchandise (including awareness ribbons and our fun bum shorts!) can be made available for sporting events. Further details of these items can be found on the Bowel Cancer Australia Online Store.
Sporting events - create your online fundraising page
Using the Go Fundraise, Everyday Hero or MyCause websites you can create your own fundraising webpage in just minutes and invite your friends and family to make an online donation to Bowel Cancer Australia in support of your fundraiser.
Each fundraising page has its own unique website link, which you can include in your promotional posters/flyers, send via email or put on your social networking sites (e.g. Facebook & Twitter), inviting everyone to donate.
Every online donation is recorded on your fundraising page along with any special messages of support from your friends and family.
Fueling for sporting events
Eating well before you exercise can make a world of difference. Bowel Cancer Australia nutritionist, Teresa Mitchell-Paterson has put together some dietary tips to help you prepare for your charity marathon, half-marathon, fun run or sporting event. Head to https://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/how-you-can-help/fueling-for-sporting-events