The organisers of the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO in Cyprus have announced the event’s cooperation with GivenGain, ahead of the 13th anniversary race weekend on 23-24 March 2019.
GivenGain enables OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO participants to set up personal fundraising projects in order to put their running efforts towards raising money for a chosen cause. It is seen as both an effective way for the event to increase the total amount raised for charity and an easy way for runners to make a difference to others.
Around 15,000 runners will be heading to #RunLimassol next month. Raising money for charity can be a great incentive for runners in the final weeks of training; and, with entries still open to all competitive races, it is added motivation for runners to sign up.
To date, GivenGain has helped to raise US$34 million for over 2,200 charities in 193 countries worldwide. As a non-profit organisation itself, its mission is to help non-profits boost their fundraising income with tools that empower their supporters to fundraise on their behalf. T
he benefit to fundraisers is that they can take charge of their online fundraising while keeping administrative tasks to a minimum. Donations can then be received from friends and family via email, social media and WhatsApp.
OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO is a popular choice for runners wanting a friendly spring race. It is known for being flat and fast with a coastal route, views over the sparkling Mediterranean, a warm spring climate and welcoming hospitality.
Each year a large number of British runners head to Cyprus to enjoy a weekend away and a complete race experience. Many make the most of the race packages on offer, such as the #RunLimassolPlus package which includes a 40% discount on race entry, official race technical t-shirt, the lowest accommodation rates, pasta party pass, finisher’s photo, race pack delivery to the hotel and transportation to the start line.
Race weekend kicks off with the PrimeTel 5K Corporate Race on Saturday 23 March. This is followed by the AIMS-accredited OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO, Limassol Half Marathon, Petrolina 10K Energy Race and 5K City Race on Sunday 24 March.
OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO Race Director Andreas Spyrou said “We are delighted to confirm our cooperation with GivenGain to help runners at OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO start their fundraising journey. We want to make the process of fundraising as quick and easy as possible for our runners, whilst making our event more meaningful through increased donations to charity. There are just six weeks until race weekend and places are still available for anyone yet to join us for two superb days of running and entertainment.”
The 2019 OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO entry fees are as follows: Marathon €60, Half Marathon €45, Petrolina 10K Energy Race €30, 5K City Race €30.