Marathon Training Schedule

Should You Run For A Marathon Charity?

One of the reasons why marathons are becoming more popular is that they are being used as a vehicle for raising money for charities and worthy causes. Whichever marathon charity you choose should be something that is close to your heart.


Many people select a certain charity because they have a friend, relative or loved one who has been affected in some way by the issues that the charity supports.


Choosing a cause to run for this way this can have the following benefits: -

  • Deciding to run for charity may be the catalyst for many runners in actually deciding to take action by booking a place and starting training.
  • During your training and preparation for the race, there will be some tough times. By having your own cause that you can draw inspiration and motivation from will ensure that you don’t give up and keep going.
  • Running for a marathon charity also allows you to take what is a very lonely, solo sport and give it more of a team feeling, being part of a community.
  • The London marathon in particular only has a limited number of places available to amateur runners and it is often a matter of luck if you get accepted or not.
  • By applying for a place offered by a charity, you are much more likely to gain a place. The terms of your acceptance will be governed by you raising a certain amount of money and this is usually quite a substantial amount.
  • The extra responsibility you have when running for a marathon charity will definitely help you through your down days and tough training sessions. More importantly on race day you will gain so much support and encouragement that you’ll find it much easier to keep going.

If you’re considering running for a marathon charity then you need to follow a marathon training schedule designed specifically for beginners. ‘Marathon Training For Beginners’ is an entertaining and easy to use guide for complete beginners that want to learn how to successfully run a marathon in the shortest possible time. Click here for more details.


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