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BATHALF Entrants newsletter - September

Hello Autumn!

With the recent downpours and chilly mornings, it feels like Summer is just a distant memory and putting those trainers on to go outside is probably not an attractive thought!  Take a look at our blog post below on ‘Getting Started’ for some inspiration. With just under SIX MONTHS until race day, planning is key

We are experiencing our fastest ever selling rate and we anticipate that remaining general entries will be snapped up shortly. Please let friends, family or colleagues who are considering running know that we recommend they enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

All the best

Andrew, Mel, Kayley, Rachel (and Poppy)
The Bath Half Team


Getting Started

Forget mists and mellow fruitfulness, autumn is the season to kick off your Bath Half training. Hannah Lees, running coach and founder of ‘Hannah the Runner’ has some tips to get you started.

Whether it’s the chilly mornings, the shortening days, or the increase in rush hour traffic as the schools go back, you can’t deny that autumn is here. For some this means their thoughts are turning to bonfire night, conker fights and putting the heating on, but for others the change in season marks the beginning of Bath Half training.

If you’re planning to do your first Bath Half in 2020 or you’re returning to the race in search of a PB there are things you can get in place now to set yourself on the right track, and running is only part of it…

Read more

 

Getting the most from your Just Giving page.

So, you are all signed up with a charity entry and hopefully by now you have also set up an online giving page – if not, details are below.  We thought it would be handy to give you a check list to make sure you are getting the most out of your page.  Have you :

1.  Added a photo?  Fundraisers who add a profile picture tend to raise 15% more

2.  Added a fundraising story?  An engaging story can make all the difference. Not sure what to say? Here are some pointers to help you write a great story

3.  Set a fundraising target?  Target setters raise up to 46% more, so it’s a great way to kick-start your fundraising.

4.  Added a fundraising summary?  Make sure your supporters know what you’re doing, for who and why. A page with a summary raises an average of 9% more

5.  Added updates? Regular updates keep your page looking fresh and give you plenty of opportunities to share it. We’ve found that you could raise an average of 6% more for every update you make!

6.  Chosen a page theme? Give your page a background that really reflects your fundraising

7.  Joined a fundraising team? There really is strength in numbers – pages that are part of a team raise an average of 10% more

8. Joined your company’s fundraising?  If your company has a JustGiving profile, add your page to it. It’s yet another place for people to find out about your fundraising

9.  Added any money you’ve raised offline?  Add any cash or cheque donations you’ve collected so everyone can see the total amount you’ve raised

If you haven’t set up a page yet, you can do so in a few quick steps. Clink the link below to get started, set up your account and search for your charity

Set up my fundraising page now

 

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If your details have changed since you registered your race entry, you can view and amend your postal address, email address, estimated finishing time or club details using our MY REGISTRATION form

 

 

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