Summer is here and it’s time to GO!
H2GO is an individual and team step challenge to raise your spirits, your heartbeat while also raising funds to support Engineers In Action’s mission to provide clean water, safe passage and hope for rural communities in the developing world.
Come along with us for a metaphorical journey across the three continents where EIA works. Walk, Run, Bike (or any other favorite fitness activity) to beautiful destinations and “visit” our partner communities where EIA projects have made a lasting difference.
No need to dust off your passport, this race takes place wherever you are: at home, a trail through your favorite park, or in the gym.
The Walk:
June 21st to July 11, 2021
The Goal:
Log 14 million steps and raise over $60,000!
Who Can Participate?
Sign up, set your goal, and you're off! Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to take part in the challenge or encourage them to donate to your fundraiser by sponsoring you.
Everything is more fun with friends! Create a team and invite friends to participate with you. Set a team goal and track your progress together.
Corporate Sponsors
Support Engineers In Action with a Corporate Sponsorship. You'll receive recognition across the event, reaching our entire audience of participants and supporters.
Our thanks to the 2021 Sponsors listed below. Way to GO!
Big Finish
After crossing the finish line, join us for a Virtual Finish Line Party July 22 at 6:30 p.m. CST. Awards, special guests and a celebration of all of the global impact all of those steps will make possible.
Awards will be presented for:
Individual High Stepper:
Individual atop of the Charity Footprint Leaderboard for the most steps logged.
Individual Mover & Shaker:
Individual atop of the Charity Footprint Leaderboard for most funds raised.
Team High Steppers:
Team atop of the Charity Footprint Leaderboard for the most steps logged.
Team Movers & Shaker:
Team atop of the Charity Footprint Leaderboard for most funds raised.
Let's get started!
You can walk, run, bike, or any other other fitness activity you love.
The chart below will help you calculate your activity into steps.
COMPLETED: 9,191,583 steps
TARGET: 14,000,000 steps
RAISED: $ 12,155
TARGET: $ 60,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Mbabane, Eswatini!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Engineers in Action envisions a world where everyone can live healthy and dignified lives with access to essential services.
To achieve this, we support the development of sustainable systems and infrastructure in underserved rural communities by leveraging the community's own assets, local expertise, and global partners.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
The best thing about being a part of H2GO!? Bringing safe drinking water, sanitation systems, handwashing facilities, and bridges to isolated, rural communities around the world.

These simple interventions bring with them a level of dignity and well-being that most of us can take for granted. How far would you walk to get clean water for drinking or cooking? How many miles would you travel on foot to see a doctor? Could you learn to read if you were too ill to attend school regularly?

Proceeds from H2GO! will allow EIA to build more of these powerful engines of change. Even though there are many miles to travel between us, in our interdependent global economy, improving health and educational outcomes increases economic security and growth for us all!
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.