January 9, 2014
For too long January has been a time of brutal diets and short-lived exercise plans.
Here at Laureus, we want to do our bit to help change that. And we think one of our fundraising events can be just the ticket you need to a healthier, happier new year.
But if you need some convincing, check out our six reasons why a charity fundraiser with Laureus is the perfect start to your 2014.
1 Get in trim in the healthiest way possible. We start with the big reason. One of our running events is just the motivation you need to get some healthy and responsible exercise! No crash diets or excessive runs required. What’s more, we support our fundraisers with training advice. So with all the working out you’ll be doing, you’ll be allowed that extra portion without the guilt.
2 Get cheered on by thousands of Berliners as you run past the Brandenburg Gate. That’s right; you can take part in the famous Berlin Marathon in 2014 with Laureus. Taking place on September 28, it is one of the fastest marathons in the world (that means not many hills for you first-timers) and not to mention one of the most beautiful as you’ll be running past all the historic sights the German capital has to offer.
3 Run alongside the River Thames and London’s other iconic landmarks. For many people the London Marathon on April 13 is the greatest of them all. And whether it’s your favourite or not, there’s no doubting it is one every passionate runner wants to be able to say they have completed.
4 Come to our free training day. If you are one of our UK-based fundraisers (or you can get to London for a few days) you can join our fantastic fundraiser training day. Here you’ll be able to meet other Laureus fundraisers, get advice from our team and, most excitingly, benefit from the guidance and experience of a Laureus Academy Member or Ambassador sport legend. Details are still to be confirmed, but as a Laureus fundraiser, you can be sure this is one training day you will never forget.
5 Run along a massive underwater tunnel through Amsterdam. This isn’t as scary as it sounds, but it’s certainly a lot of fun. With Laureus you can run in the famous Dam to Dam Race on September 22 in The Netherlands. Join 75,000 other runners as you journey from Amsterdam to Zaandam, which includes on the route the enormous IJtunnel that lies 20 metres below sea-level!
6 Help the world’s disadvantaged children through sport. By taking part in one of our truly unique fundraising events you’ll be using your passion for sport to give children the world over a brighter future.
Check out the full list of our fundraisers here.