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Blog | 09 November 2020

Nine brilliant ways to reach your Race Round The World target

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A huge, planet-sized thank you to everyone who’s signed up for our #RaceRoundTheWorld so far. You’re helping over 500 groups get through these challenging times and look forward to a brighter future. To help you speed towards your target, we’ve put together these top tips.

Your #RaceRoundtheWorld checklist

  1. Add an image to your profile. This could be a race badge, your local group logo.
  2. Set a realistic target. Think carefully about what you think you can raise. Don’t set it so high that you’ll have no chance of making it, but not too low either.
  3. Do things differently. People love to hear about fundraisers doing things their own way. You might try and cover your mile by walking on stilts or even dressed as a chicken. Or perhaps both at once? Anything that will get you noticed, get people talking and help you reach your target.
  4. Ask someone (nicely) for a donation to get you off the mark. You’re more likely to hit your target if people can see that others have already donated.
  5. Post updates. People will want to know how you’re getting on. If you’re comfortable, and with your parents’ permission, why not share that picture of you racing away? (And make sure you have the permission of anyone else in the picture too.) Your supporters will love it, and might share it themselves.
  6. Ask friends and family to share your page. As well as asking friends and family to sponsor you, why not ask them to go the extra mile and share your page on their social media channels? It’ll help your story go far and wide.
  7. Encourage others to join the race. If your dad, auntie or brother used to be a Scout (or even if they didn’t) why not ask them to join the race, too? They can set up their own page and start racing today.
  8. Why not share your story with your local media? People always want to hear good news stories – especially in these challenging times. Surely a story about a chicken on stilts racing round the world is going to cheer people up?
  9. Keep going and remember to say thank you. People will respond to your energy and enthusiasm, so keep up the energy. Most importantly, remember to say thank you to everyone’s who’s supported you.

Speaking of which, thanks for taking part in our #RaceRoundTheWorld!

If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late! Join your team and set up your page. (Please note, you must be 13 or over to setup a fundraising page.) If you’re younger, parents will need to do this on your behalf. We’re racing until 11 December.

Whatever you do to support Race Round the World, make sure you do it safely and follow the rules to keep everyone safe.

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