The organisers of OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO 2020 have confirmed that the event will once more be partnering global fundraising platform GivenGain to help participants raise more funds for their chosen causes.
The GivenGain partnership will improve the experience for everyone and make it easy for an event such as OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO to connect with charities and fundraisers for a lasting social impact. Participants will benefit from a seamless process to become fundraisers at the time of signing up, while charities will gain the tools they need to build sustainable funding models and win support for their causes.
The GivenGain technology also gives OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO an aggregated view of all money raised for charity through the event, enabling them to showcase their top fundraisers and track their donor countries.
The 2019 OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO was the first year that the event had collaborated with a GivenGain and it proved to be highly successful, with a total of €34,262 raised overall. The platform shows that €32,569 was raised by 28 participants in the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO event and €1,693 was raised by five corporate fundraising teams in the PrimeTel 5K Corporate race.
The impressive amounts raised prove that OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO is an ideal event for those wishing to run and raise money for a cause close to their hearts. It is hoped that many participants in the 2020 event will put their running efforts towards making a difference to others –and with 15,000 runners across all races, the potential is certainly huge.
In addition to the positive impact of fundraising, running for charity is excellent motivation for runners during training and on race day, offering added incentive when the going gets tough and satisfaction in achieving something meaningful.
Established in 2001, GivenGain has worked with events on five continents, and fundraisers and donors in 193 countries, to support charities and non-profit organisations in over 60 countries. GivenGain is itself a non-profit organisation whose mission is to enable global philanthropy and help race organisers to give their event more meaning. The platform takes the admin out of event-based fundraising, allowing fundraisers to easily take charge of their online fundraising.
The 14th edition of OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO takes place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2020. Now is the perfect time to sign up to this popular spring race, make the most of the 40% early bird discount on entry fees and start fundraising through GivenGain.
OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO is one of Europe’s most recognisable sporting events and is well known for its flat and fast course, spectacular setting, views of the sparkling Mediterranean, beautiful climate, friendly atmosphere and first-class hospitality. It is a superb destination for individuals, families, groups of friends and running clubs of differing abilities looking for a race weekend away.
Many overseas visitors book the special #RunLimassolPlus package which includes a 40% discount on race entry, OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO technical t-shirt, the best accommodation rates for race weekend, free pass for public buses over race weekend, pasta party pass, early race day breakfast and transfer to the start line on Sunday 22nd March.
OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO MD Andreas Spyrou commented: “We are delighted to confirm that we will be collaborating with GivenGain for the second consecutive year in order to help our runners on their fundraising journey. We want to make the process of fundraising as easy as possible for individuals and groups, whilst offering an effective platform for the many charities our event supports. In so doing, we are helping to make our event more meaningful, raising our international profile and making a positive social impact in local communities. We are looking forward to OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO making a difference to many worthy causes in 2020.”
Entry to OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO on 21st-22nd March 2020 is open. Early bird fees until 31st October are: Marathon €36 (full price €60), Half Marathon €27 (full price €45), Petrolina 10K Energy Race €18 (full price €30) and 5K City Race €18 (full price €30).
Go to www.limassolmarathon.com for registration and further details.