The Adelphi Steps for Impact Virtual 5K is a run/walk race to connect the entire Adelphi community around the world, get some exercise, and raise funds to benefit Special Olympics New York. Unlike a traditional race, the Adelphi Steps for Impact Virtual 5K takes place where you are and when you want, anytime between Monday, September 21 and Monday, October 26, 2020.

This event will lead up to our 2020 Virtual Spirit Weekend

Dedicate your workout for a great cause – Get moving! Be part of the first-ever Adelphi Steps for Impact Virtual 5K and help us celebrate the Adelphi community.



Registration Information

$25 per Individual

$10 for Current Adelphi Students


Submit photos to encourage the Adelphi community, and you will have a chance to win!

Use #Adelphi5K along with the Social Media Award hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook to be entered. Example: #Adelphi5K #MostPantherPrideYour account must be public to be entered in the contest via social media! If your account is private and you still want to participate, you may submit your photo to events@adelphi.edu.

Submissions are due by October 26, 2020.


Social Media Awards:







We will be awarding top running finishers in the following categories:

Top overall male/ female finisher

Top student male/ female finisher

Top alumni male/ female finisher

Top faculty/staff male/ female finisher

Largest Virtual Team- based on # of participants

*Winners will receive an Adelphi Prize Pack!

COMPLETED: 8,051,047 steps
TARGET: 20,000,000 steps
RAISED: $ 3,550
TARGET: $ 5,000
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Please join Adelphi University, a community dedicated to student success and personalized learning—just miles from New York City, to support the amazing organization - Special Olympics New York.

Read more about the organization >>

All net proceeds will benefit Special Olympics New York
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

What is the campaign registration fee?

Campaign registration fee is the amount that you'll need to pay to enroll in this virtual race. This fee (less transaction charges) will go to the non-profit running this campaign as a donation.

The registration fee along with the funds raised through your individual fundraising page will enable the non-profit to fund various programs and pursue their organization's mission.

How can I create my fundraising page?

Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign. ?>

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.

I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.

Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.

That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.

Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.