I was running along the Lakefront Trail the other day training for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with Team CCO, and I was passing, though slowly, a pair of runners, whom I’ll call Pink and Blue. I heard the best marathon fundraising advice, ever!
Between strained breaths:
Pink says: I’m not doing well with my fundraising.
Blue replies: Why?
P: I don’t know how to ask, what will they think?
B: Seriously, it’s simple. Everyone you know will already think you’re crazy for running a marathon, so don’t worry about what they think of you, just ask!
P laughs loud, and I pass them by.
It is so true. So don’t worry about what people will think if you ask them, and remember it’s not for you, it’s to help homeless families and children get housed.
Happy training Team CCO runners, and happy fundraising to all!