Top tips to get your fundraising off the start line

  • Share, share, share! People are busy and will need reminding of your challenge. Our friends over at JustGiving see most donations come through between 9-11am and 5-9pm, so try to share your page then.
  • Connect Strava to your JustGiving page - people raise up to 57% more when they do! You'll show your friends and family how committed you are to your challenge.
  • Tell your story – whether it’s a personal challenge, you have a connection to GOSH, or a combination of the two, update your fundraising page story to tell people why you’re taking part. A personalised page can increase donations by up to 36% - what are you waiting for?!
  • Team up – create a team and invite friends and family to join you. This could be in person* or virtually. Either way you can motivate each other when the going gets tough.
  • Snap those selfies – we want to see you in action and so do your family and friends! Don’t forget to share your pictures using #RunningOffChristmas and tag us! We’re @GOSHCharity on Twitter, @greatormondst on Instagram.
  • Earn badges and show them off – you’ll automatically get your badges as you hit those big milestones on your Running off Christmas journey. The perfect time to shout about your successes.
  • Make the most of the festive cheer – if you’re the designated driver or having people around for dinner*, ask them to make a small donation to say thank you.

*Please ensure any activity is in line with any current Coronavirus restrictions in your area.

Spread the word about your challenge

Download our social sharers and printable tracker to shout about your challenge.

Get your hands on some goodies!

The first 500 people to register for Running off Christmas AND raise £50 by 31 December 2021* will receive one of our Running off Christmas t-shirts!

Everyone who raises over £100 by 28 February 2022* for their Running off Christmas challenge will receive a Running off Christmas medal.

Be a top fundraiser to get yourself one of our brand new Running off Christmas Beanie hats. Raise £250 by 28 February* and you'll receive it with your medal.

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Why your fundraising is so important

Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Every day around 600 children and young people from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, doctors and nurses battle the most complex illnesses, and the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs. And, every day that you run and raise money you'll help Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity give seriously ill children the chance of a better future.

The money you raise could fund groundbreaking research, child and family support services, life-changing state-of-the-art medical equipment and new child-focused environments at Great Ormond Street Hospital.