Out of an abundance of caution, our GLOW 5K will once again be virtual this year. But once again, we will find a way to GLOW to support the homeless animals of Central PA!
A virtual 5k (or 3.1 miles) can be completed virtually anywhere! Participants can run/walk their 5k any time between Sunday, June 6th and Saturday, June 12th, anywhere you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, a trail, or on a treadmill. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.
Connect your fitness device directly to our fundraising site to track your progress and results! And collect Activity Points by completing special activities and be entered to win a gift card to HSHA's Furget-Me-Not gift shop! Rather bike a 5K? This year you can! Medal for Top Adult Finisher (19+) and Top Finisher 18 and Under
There will be medals for top finisher, male or female, in the following age groups: 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 plus.
We will also have more unique medal categories for those who want to participate for fun!
• Completed Race Furthest Distance from HSHA
• Most Spirited Award (Human)…encompassing the event’s “glow” theme*
• Most Spirited Award (Pet)… encompassing the event’s “glow” theme*
• Most Funds Raised by an Adult (must be documented on fundraising website and received by 6/13)
• Most Funds Raised by a Child (under 18) (must be documented on fundraising website and received by 6/13)
• Most Unique Run Location*
*The staff at HSHA will vote on this category
Anyone that raises at least $75.00 AND completes the 5K will receive an exclusive event t-shirt.
COMPLETED: 0 points
TARGET: 2,500 points
COMPLETED: 0 miles
TARGET: 500 miles
RAISED: $ 1,465
TARGET: $ 20,000
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Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
The mission of the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) is to build a better community for pets and people through compassion, protection, education, and collaboration.

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How Your Participation Helps
Funds raised support the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area to help the homeless animals of Central PA. HSHA accepts homeless animals regardless of their breed, age, medical condition, or behavioral condition. However, we do not euthanize for space and there are no time limits on the animals in our care.
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?

This campaign is free to participate in.

However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.

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.