What would you say if we told you there’s a way to run Chevron City to Surf for Activ for free? Well, we have some great news – there is! And it’s something that’s achievable for everyone.
All you need to do is raise $500 for Activ. That’s right, raise $500 for Activ, and you’ll get your entry fee reimbursed, as well as the warm and fuzzy feelings from doing your bit for a great cause. Talk about a double win!
Meet Magdalena – our first fun-raiser to raise $500 for Activ. We asked her to share her top fun-raising tips.
What distance are you taking part in this year?
Are you going to be running, walking or rolling?
Running all the way!
How many times have you participated in the Chevron City to Surf for Activ?
This will be my first time.
Tell us why you decided to take part in the 2019 Chevron City to Surf for Activ?
My fiancé and I love to travel for marathons, and we have never visited beautiful Perth, Australia.
Why are you fun-raising for Activ?
Activ Foundation is a charitable organisation that supports and provides resources and services to people with disabilities. We believe in running for a great cause and purpose…so why not!
Your fun-raising campaign is off to a cracking start – any tips?
Build a simple promotion site using the free tools provided (the tools are already provided for free) and reach out to all your friends (especially those who also run) INDIVIDUALLY via social media. This may take a bit of time, but reaching out directly to each friend directly that you believe will support you pays off!
We also do weekly updates and recognise our donors on social media to encourage others to step up. We use this as an opportunity to catch up with each friend or family member while also raising money for Activ. This enabled us to reach our fun-raising goal in no time!
Check out Magdalena’s fundraising page here.
Ready to score your own free entry?
You too can raise $500 for Activ and run for free – saving up to $145 in the process. It’s simple – just follow these steps:
Step 1. Register to run your chosen Chevron City to Surf distance.
Step 2. Head over to fundraisingcitytosurf.com.au and choose to support Activ.
Step 3. Spread the word to your friends, family, work and the local community.
Step 4. Have your entry fee reimbursed when you hit the $500 target.
Everyday Hero has made spreading the word and collecting donations a breeze. You just have to enter a few details to create a fully-personalisable fun-raising page. You can then share your story and let everyone know why supporting Activ is important to you (and why they should support Activ too). All that’s left is to share it with your community! Don’t forget Magdalena’s tips about sending individualised messages directly to those you feel will support you.
We suggest including that Chevron City to Surf is Activ’s biggest fundraising event for the year on your page. Tell everyone that all funds raised will go towards supporting thousands of WA individuals living with disability, and their families.
We love Magdalena’s Everyday Hero page because it lets her supporters know that they’ll be helping her take part in our great event, while also raising much-needed funds for Activ.
Get started with your Everyday Hero fun-raising page here.