One of the first steps in planning a charity run is to decide the location of the event and the distance your participants will be running. Will it be a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, or even smaller? Deciding this gives everyone a clear idea of what they are getting into before they sign up. Location of the run is also a huge factor because you want to be sure road conditions are fine and traffic won’t be an issue on the day of the event.  The more detail you give about your run, the better off you will be!


Safety is one the most important things to consider when organizing a run. As I said briefly above, discovering how much traffic will disrupt  your location is very important.  You should come up with a list of questions for your staff to answer before getting started. Questions to consider are: Will your participants cross any construction paths? When your runs starts, will there be a lot of traffic ? Are there any busy streets that you will be crossing? These are just a few safety measures to keep in mind, but brainstorming with your staff is great way to come up with more ways to make sure your event is as safe as possible.

Get a Permit!

Your charity event will not be possible without obtaining permission. It may be a good idea to get in touch with a local council member or a person who owns the land. Also, you and your staff should decide if your event needs any police presence or street closings and procure these as soon as possible. Most importantly, make sure you have a liability insurance for your event.