RESOURCES AND TIPS

Taking on Run the Month? We're here to help. Below you’ll find ideas, hints, tips, downloads, and words of advice from our super running supporter, Lee, who has been there and got his Prostate Cancer UK t-shirt...

  1. Get a plan in place early Organise when you are going to run, and think about your goal - do you plan to do 12.5 miles a week or sprint the distance? If you’re going to run on a weekend get your route planned, sort out some snacks and let your friends and family know in case they can come and cheer you on from the pavement.

  2. Set up your online fundraising page Make it as easy as possible for people to give you money by creating an online fundraising page. Make the most of your JustGiving page and make sure it stands out from the crowd.

  3. Spread the word Your friends and family will be so proud of you taking this challenge on, as long as they know it's happening…share your running plans on your social media pages, wear one of our branded tops to spread awareness and shout it from the rooftops - you’re doing something incredible! Local papers are always looking for a great story, so let them know what you’re up to. You can also contact Prostate Cancer UK for a template press release and ongoing support.

  4. Ask the boss! Find out if your company operates a Matched Giving scheme to boost your fundraising total. Contact your Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, HR Director or Head of Internal Communications. Remember to add your donation page link to your email signature, see if you can publicise your story on your intranet to help generate sponsorship.

  5. Thank your sponsors It’s up to you how you want to do this, some people send emails, some send cards, whatever works for you. The most important thing is that you make sure you take the time to thank the people that donated to your cause - they’re doing an amazing thing! 

For anything not covered above, please call Prostate Cancer UK on 0800 082 1616 or contact us online.

Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK. The impact of the pandemic means Prostate Cancer UK’s life-saving research progress is at risk. Men have never needed your support more to protect research into better tests and treatments to stop prostate cancer being a killer.

Ready to get going? 

You should now be ready to lace up your trainers and take on Run the Month. If you’d like any branded goods, like t-shirts, banners or balloons, please get in touch. Good luck!