Cold training runs, races, shared aches and pains make club runners a tight-knit bunch, so with Christmas fast approaching, runners are being given the opportunity to express this affection when doing their festive shopping.
A partnership between England Athletics and easyfundraising means that retailers will make a donation to your club each time you purchase an item online. #SpendChristmas means that athletes, staff, friends and family can collect a free donation on behalf of their club. As it stands, over 3,000 retailers are involved and 200 clubs across the country are already raising donations via the campaign, vital funds which could be used to improve coaching facilities.
If your club signs up, they will also be able to enter the 2016 challenge.which started on 9 November and runs to 16 December, clubs will be pitted against each other to see who raises the money; the winner will receive a visit from a top athlete.
You can sign up to the easyfundraising offer at the England Athletics website.