Racing for Charity

Whilst it is quite popular to race for charity in the US and some other countries around the globe - may it be because people really wanna do good or because it is their only way to get into some popular, sold out events - it is not a common thing in Germany and surrounding countries yet.

Whilst we are planning our own little event at the moment and try to give back at events such as the coming 24 hour run relay around the Alster in Hamburg, Germany, we are wondering:

Is it that people don't care, do they simply not know about it, do they wanna do good but they don't know how simple it is to join a cause or are you actually supporting some great innitiative already.

We would love to hear your take on racing for charity or using the sport in some other way to give back.

Send us a message to or even better, leave us a comment on this post.

Thanks for starting a discussion.

Rock on,



  1. Donna says:

    I tri for charity, and have done many sports related things for charity since 2003. I think it is cultural.

    I work for a French company and when I tell my colleagues who I am raising money for, they tell me that such fundraising "is not French" as "French people pay for charity with their taxes".

    I don't fight it. You can do good just by raising awareness for your cause by wearing their logo, and awareness of a cause is just as important as fundraising. You can also do press work saying which charity you are racing for, to gain more awareness and publicity.

  2. Tridudes - Triathlon Blog says:

    Hi Donna, thanks for the starting this discussion. We have had a great time in the past putting together charity work for . Here is an example.

    We believe it is a really easy way to give back and would like to see more people join the cause.