Bournemouth Supersonic 10k
Saturday 5 October 2019
Come and experience 'running as it should be'!
Stunning sea views, breathtaking coastal routes ad the very best of Bournemouth and Poole is on show as the South Coast is home to an international marathon festival on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October. The Bournemouth Marathon Festival brings many distances together in one unique festival of running. Running the Bournemouth Supersonic 10k for MHA means there’s a team of people around you every step of the way
Apply online and join our Best Running Team For Ages and support us on our mission to end loneliness and isolation for older people living across the UK.
To learn more about how your fundraising will help to change lives and connect our older generation in communities that care, please visit our Your Impact page.
Why run for MHA?
Registration fee: £15
Event sponsorship: We ask that you pledge to raise a minimum of £125 in sponsorship
Apply online at www.run-bmf.com Choose a distance, then select ‘MHA’ from the drop-down list when asked to choose a charity.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Bournemouth Marathon Festival brings many distances together in one unique festival of running. Running the Bournemouth Marathon for MHA means there’s a team of people around you every step of the way, giving you a lift and inspiring you on to the finish line. By taking part you’ll raise vital funds for MHA and make a real difference!
The course is fast and picturesque, making it a must-do for anyone looking to set a PB. With eight races to choose from there is something for all abilities, so if you don’t feel up to running a full marathon, then why not enter the half marathon, Supersonic 10k or Supernova 5k?
By fundraising for Best For Ages, you are helping to connect older people in communities that care. Every penny of your donation will go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.
£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.
£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.
£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.
If you're a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you.
We can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.
This additional income really does make a big difference, so please don't forget to Gift Aid donations if you are a UK tax payer.
If you are a higher-rate tax payer you can also claim additional tax relief. For higher rate tax payers (paying tax at 40%) this works out as 25p for every £1 you donate and for the highest rate tax payers (paying tax at 50%) this works out as 37.5p for every £1 you donate.
Creating a fundraising page online can massively boost your sponsorship. Start by uploading a photo, sharing your reasons for fundraising and setting yourself a target.
A large opening donation can have an impact on the average amount the rest of your supporters donate - so ask a generous friend or family member to get things going!
Some companies have a match-funding scheme which could double the amount you raise. Speak to your employer to see if you could take advantage of this.
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