Ultra X partners with non-profit fundraising tech platform, GivenGain to empower participant fundraising
February 8, 2023
/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Ultra X, one of the UK’s leading ultra-marathon organisers, today announced a partnership with the global non-profit fundraising platform, GivenGain, that will allow participants to make their race experience even more meaningful.
Unlocking fundraising potential
Founded in 2018, Ultra X is one of the world’s fastest growing and most ambitious sporting events brands. Hosting multi-stage ultra-marathons in stunning locations across the globe, their mission is to make ultra-running accessible to all.
With events as challenging as a five-day, 250-kilometre race across Tanzania, they’ve seen an uptake in participants wanting to take on their races for worthy causes. By utilising GivenGain’s online fundraising platform, Ultra X can now realise the series’ potential to drive significant fundraising for charities.
Ultra-running for a good cause
Sam Heward, Co-Founder of Ultra X, said: “We recognise that people taking on our events are doing so for the joy of it, to visit beautiful parts of the world, and to push themselves further. But we also know that challenges of this nature can spur a greater motivation to support causes close to their hearts.
By partnering with GivenGain, a free tech platform and non-profit themselves, we know our participants and charities will get the very best one-on-one fundraising support, on a platform that ensures 100% of donations goes to the right places.”
The power of mass participation events
Will Irwin, UK lead at GivenGain, said: “As the preferred fundraising platform for the Boston Marathon, we know that mass participation events can have a huge impact on charities and see enormous amounts of fundraising.
It’s therefore a privilege to support the participants and charities involved in Ultra X events this year and beyond.”
About Ultra X
Ultra X organise a series of multi-stage ultra marathons in some of the most exotic and exciting places on the planet. Their mission is to put on life-changing, transformative experiences and provide best in class support to participants to allow anyone to take on one of their events. Ultra X believe that the experience of a multi-stage race is one of the best experiences that anyone can have and their aim is to get more people participating. From the rolling hills of the Peak District to the sand dunes of Morocco, thousands are choosing to take on their next running adventure with Ultra X every year.
About GivenGain Foundation
GivenGain is a global non-profit fundraising platform. Founded in 2001, they’ve helped charities raise hundreds of millions of pounds across the globe, in over 100 countries. As a non-profit, they exist solely to help charities and don’t make a profit out of fundraising. It’s these values combined with best-in-class technology and a team to match that means they’re trusted by world-leading organisations like Unicef, Deloitte and the Boston Marathon.