So what is a mass participation event?
Get the feel good factor
So what is a mass participation event? The clue is in the name. These are large scale organised challenges. The best thing about them? Literally anyone can take part! Evidence even suggests that they work wonders when it comes to improving a person’s motivation. Research has shown that being involved in these kind of events can dramatically improve an individual’s attitude towards exercise. Mass participation events are positive, friendly and inspire participants to keep up fitness commitments long after the event has passed. Perfect for more inexperienced participants, mass participation events are inclusive rather than competitive. They encourage individuals to celebrate the achievement of taking part above completion time. If you’re looking to take your first steps into fitness, these kind of events are the ideal motivator.
Great for fundraising
What better way to force yourself out of bed and into your running shoes / walking boots / saddle than the thought that you are supporting an incredible charity? Mass participation events also create great opportunities for fundraising. Donating is even easier as participants can connect their fundraising pages to an official event. Unlike with smaller charity specific events, you can choose who you want to fundraise for. This means you can always support a cause close to your heart! Mass participation events are also great places to find out more about the work of other charities.
See different cities
The best thing about mass participation events that there is bound to be one in your local area! However, if you fancy heading further afield you could find yourself in Manchester, Edinburgh, Paris or Amsterdam. The routes usually encompass some of the city’s best and most well-known sights meaning a mass participation event can be a real adventure.
What else can we tell you about participation events? On the whole, they’re family friendly events! Join us at the London Santa Run which has its very own kid’s fun run. For more grown-up family gatherings, the London to Brighton Bike Ride is open to anyone aged 16 years and above. A mass participation event is a great way to spend time together as a family and make the most of the great outdoors.
Or go solo
If you fancy doing it solo, it’s also a great opportunity to make friends with like-minded people. You can connect with other participants via the dedicated event Facebook pages. Why not get your questions answered by knowledgeable team members to help quash and prevent nerves?
Mass participation events are some of the biggest and best around. The events are incredibly well organised. Not to mention they come with a ready-made crowd to cheer you on to the finish line, so you will always feel like you have support.
What is a mass participation event? It’s something for everyone. Why not give it a go?