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28/01/2013 at 22:22

Check their website - pretty self explanatory really

JPenno    pirate
28/01/2013 at 22:26

Your missing the Point Race 4 Life does not raise a penny for Cancer research, the participants do.

Race for Life takes a considerable amount of entry fees. If there have been 6 million entrants paying £10 each (and its always been more) then thats £60 million in fees alone, must have been a hefty profit - How Much has Run for Life donated from its takings?

28/01/2013 at 22:29
I think people are confused as to how it can cost 15 quid per person just to organise before a penny goes to the very deserving cause.
How come most running clubs can put on 5k races for less than a tenner and still have money left over to give to charity, even before sponsorship etc.
Edited: 28/01/2013 at 22:30
28/01/2013 at 22:30

Race for Life is a product of Cancer Research UK - without the events no money will be raised. If you don't believe that any extra money they have goes into the research pot, where do you think this 'profit' is going? 

28/01/2013 at 22:33
M T 22 wrote (see)

Another person taking away from the positivity of the events and the research the money funds! 

Oh I love all that, just don't like the blackmail and the slurs on the participants who genuinely think they are helping to fund cancer research when they enter the race. 

 

28/01/2013 at 22:40
Mr Puffy wrote (see)
M T 22 wrote (see)

Another person taking away from the positivity of the events and the research the money funds! 

Oh I love all that, just don't like the blackmail and the slurs on the participants who genuinely think they are helping to fund cancer research when they enter the race. 

 

Blackmail? It clearly states on the website what the entry fee is for.. As said before, without the events the millions would not have been raised! There are always people with negative views when others are trying to do good, big shame really! Of course the alternative is to not have an entry fee at all and then take the cost of organising the events from people's sponsorship money! Enter any organised event and you have to pay! 

28/01/2013 at 22:52

You've missed the bit where the announcers and the press releases accuse women of not returning their sponsorship money. Perhaps they didn't get any? Or perhaps they thought that the over-the-top entry fee, which would give any commercial organiser a healthy profit, was enough of a donation?

 

 

28/01/2013 at 22:58
How does it cost 14.99 each to enter? what does all that money go on.
Most 5ks are run for a lot less and have to pay for proper timing etc.
JPenno    pirate
28/01/2013 at 22:59
M T 22 wrote (see)
Mr Puffy wrote (see)
M T 22 wrote (see)

Another person taking away from the positivity of the events and the research the money funds! 

Oh I love all that, just don't like the blackmail and the slurs on the participants who genuinely think they are helping to fund cancer research when they enter the race. 

 

Blackmail? It clearly states on the website what the entry fee is for.. As said before, without the events the millions would not have been raised! There are always people with negative views when others are trying to do good, big shame really! Of course the alternative is to not have an entry fee at all and then take the cost of organising the events from people's sponsorship money! Enter any organised event and you have to pay! 

An organised event in a Park, with no road closures and using equipment previously purchased and with no chip timing could be done at minimal cost. The thing that gets most of the people who have posted in this thread is that they clearly state that NONE of the entry fee goes to charity - so where does it go?

As you state there will always be people with negative views, those clearly outweigh the positive views on this thread.

For someone with no vested interest you appear to have a bit to say, particularly as the thread poster who is obviously connected to R4L (but didnt want to pay RW for advertising) has gone very quiet

IF you can provide the figures and show where the £14.99 per entrant goes then people may change their views, R4L is generally good for running as it gets women (as men arent allowed to enter) off their fat arses and doing something, Its the way that the appear to mislead people into believing they have made a donation by entering and then plague them after the event for sponsorship.

28/01/2013 at 23:16
I agree that they should state where (if there are any) the profits go but I can hardly imagine they go any where else other than into the research! I highly doubt that someone is taking it home with them however not all are in parks and it does state that the entry fee goes to organisation of all events!
XX1
29/01/2013 at 00:21
Why should requesting transparency be interpreted as negativity?
XX1
cougie    pirate
29/01/2013 at 00:43

Plenty of people do think that their entry fee goes to charity, this has been mentioned fairly often on these threads. I think more people understand this now.

I have to say that their webpage isnt very clear on this at all. Maybe its clearer when you actually sign up to a race though. 

29/01/2013 at 08:07
M T 22 wrote (see)
I agree that they should state where (if there are any) the profits go but I can hardly imagine they go any where else other than into the research! I highly doubt that someone is taking it home with them however not all are in parks and it does state that the entry fee goes to organisation of all events!

Limited imagination I suspect then MT22.......

29/01/2013 at 08:27

If a person is a tax payer, is that not charity enough?

cougie    pirate
29/01/2013 at 08:56
Thats not exactly charity though is it Nick - you do get benefits for paying your taxes.
Tommygun2    pirate
29/01/2013 at 09:14

The other thing about R4L is that its not very challenging, and to be honest I would rather sponsor someone for a local 10k or HM who actually did some training. Rather than the ladies who get up on a sunday to stroll round a un- measured non timed 5k.

I know people will say "oh but you got to start somewhere" but Parktrun would be a better place to start. IMHO

29/01/2013 at 10:24
It's also free to enter.
29/01/2013 at 10:50

I've never got Parkrun....

It's free, No medal, No goody bag and no charity

Is it really a proper race ?

seren nos    pirate
29/01/2013 at 11:08

so I underestimated the figures .so race for life get millions for holding the races.none of which goes to cancer charity..........

what i still want to know if where can I find a breakdown for their costs........

out of principle i give to charities but i won't give if someone is taking money for it by collecting..

I will sponsor someone who is paying their own costs to walk the great wll of china but will not sponsor them if part of my sponsorship is going to cover their costs for a trip of a lifetime.......

 Its great that millions are raised but i wouldn't want to support a charity if they are pocketing hundreds of thousands of cash in their own pockets whilst organising these things.........

This may not be the case here which is why i am asking the person who promoted it on this site where i can see the figures of expenditure so i can be satisfied that I  am supporting a good cause without lining the pockets of individuals on the way....

I think everyone who gives to charity should enquire where the money is going to and that it is being wisely spent and that a fortune is not going to some individuals

 

29/01/2013 at 20:39

Cougie, yes I get things in return for my tax but I'm still paying for those who don't pay, and over the years I've put in much and had little, so to me it's either a form of Charity, or Charity is another tax, and one is enough

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