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RUN FOR CHARITY

Taking part in Supernova gives you the opportunity to fundraise for a local or national charity that really means something to you. Enhance your whole Supernova experience by being part of your chosen charity’s team, from the moment you sign up right up to the event.  

Wear your charity vest with pride on race day and enjoy the camaraderie amongst your fellow charity runners! Make your entry count and choose to fundraise for one of our Supernova Affiliate Charities.

Why Run for Charity?

Motivation

When the training is getting tough and you’re wondering what you’ve got yourself into, the knowledge that you’re raising money for a cause you really believe in will give you a purpose to focus on and keep you on track right up to race day!

Support

Your chosen charity will offer you fantastic support and encouragement with both your training and fundraising. Many charities are also present on race day to cheer you on and congratulate you beyond the finish line.

The Cause

Have you or a loved one been affected by a specific illness? Be it cancer, heart problems or mental health issues, you’ll find a charity that fundraises tirelessly to help. By picking a cause close to your heart, you will have the drive to dig deep and raise all the funds you can.

Awareness

By choosing a charity to run for and asking your family and friends to support you, you will raise awareness for your charity and your cause. You never know, next year you might find you have company on the start line!

Team Work

As a charity runner, your whole experience is enhanced by the feeling of being part of your charity’s team, from the moment you sign up, right up to the day of your event. Wear your charity vest with pride on event day and enjoy the camaraderie amongst your fellow charity runners!

JustGiving

JustGiving make fundraising as easy as possible for you. Click here for the JustGiving fundraising toolkit to get started! Remember all donations from UK taxpayers are subject to Gift Aid, an extra 25p for every £1 donated!

RUN FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK

Join our Official Charity, Cancer Research UK at a Supernova 5K and they’ll support you from start to finish. From expert training plans, fundraising advice and a technical running top, to amazing support on the day and a post-race reception, their team will support you all the way to the finish line.Join Team CRUK

 AFFILIATE CHARITIES

Alternatively, you can apply for a Charity Entry with one of our Affiliate Charities, of which there are over 200.Affiliate Charities

HOW TO RUN FOR CHARITY

There are 3 different ways to become a charity runner for Supernova Run.

The first two are types of Charity Entry where your chosen charity will cover up to the full cost of your entry and expect you to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship money in return. The third is where you purchase your Own Entry and pledge to fundraise for a charity of your choice, with no minimum sponsorship commitment:

Instant Charity Entry (ICE) - You can enter right away!

ICE is a special kind of entry available only to charity runners for our Official Charity, Cancer Research UK.

ICE means that your entry in the event is ’approved’ as soon as you submit your details.  Your chosen charity may require that you pay a regisration fee towards the cost of your entry, which you can find out more about by visiting their page on this website.

How to complete an ICE:

  • Visit the page of our your chosen charity. It must be our Official Charity.
  • Scroll to the ICE section at the bottom of the page and choose your event.
  • Complete the online entry form.  This will include information about registration fees if applicable and will advise the miminum sponsorship you are required to raise.  If you already have a My Details account you should log in before competing the online entry form.  If not, you can set up an account as part of the entry process.
  • Click ’Enter Now’.
  • Congratulations! You have now entered your chosen event.  If you are required to pay a regsitration fee to your charity, please ensure you do so straight away to ensure your entry is not withdrawn.

Apply for a Charity Entry

If you would like a Charity Entry with one of our Affiliate Charities, rather than the Official Charity, you will need to apply for a Charity Entry.

Your chosen Affiliate Charity will have 21 days (or until entries close, whichever comes first) to decide whether to approve or decline your application before it expires automatically.  You cannot apply to more than one charity at a time, but if you do change your mind while awaiting approval, you can cancel your application.

How to apply:

    • Scroll to the Charity Entry section at the bottom of the page and choose your event.
    • Complete the online application form.  If you already have a  My Details account you should log in before competing the application form.  If not, you can set up an account as part of the entry process.
    • Click ’Submit’.
    • You will receive an email from the event organisers within 21 days (or before entries close, whichever comes first) to advise whether or not your application has been successful. During that time, your charity may contact you directly to discuss your application and minimum sponsorship requirements/registration fees.

Own Entry Fundraising

You are welcome to purchase your Own Entry (e.g Standard) in your chosen race and fundraise for any charity of your choice.  

If you have purchased your Own Entry and would like to fundraise for one of our listed charities, you can log in to your My Details account after you have purchased your entry and click the link to ’Pledge to fundraise for an Affiliate Charity’.  We will then inform your chosen charity and they will be in touch with you directly to discuss fundraising etc.

If you have purchased your Own Entry and would like to fundraise for a charity not listed on this website, you are welcome to do so however you would need to contact the charity directly to discuss fundraising etc.

Make your entry really count!

Choose a Charity