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Far to go / loving and giving
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monkeyhands From: monkeyhands Date: May 16th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
My personal etiquette says that once a year is about right to ask people to sponsor you for something. Every six months is pushing it and every three months is probably going to annoy people.

Other factors affecting the "is it too soon for moar sponsorship?" question: whether you keep asking the same small group of people or different people, whether you repeat the same sponsored activity or do something different, how difficult the sponsored activity is, how well-off your sponsorers are, whether your emails asking for sponsorship are spelt and punctuated properly and whether or not you're FLYING TO FUCKING IRELAND to do the sponsored thing.

As for people who run the race without sponsorship, I guess that's because there aren't many amateur races that don't have some kind of charity/sponsorship thing going on. So if you just want to see how well you do in a race, you basically have to run a charity race and then ignore the charity dimension. Also, if you run a lot of races, your friends will get tired of being asked for sponsorship every time.
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