Join the Project Chimps’ team for the Knuckle Down Challenge and take your fitness to the next level!
This challenge will take place over 30 days, starting on January 1st – just in time for your 2021 New Year’s Resolutions! There will be individual and team challenges and we will work together towards the same goal of raising support for the chimps!
There are still over 100 chimps at the research center in Louisiana, awaiting their turn to come home. By participating in this challenge, you will be helping us get the chimps still in the lab to sanctuary as quickly as possible.
We now have 78 chimps in residence at Project Chimps and for this challenge we will be walking 1 mile for each chimp! This sets your individual goal to 78 miles over the 30-day challenge, which works out to be 2.6 miles or about 5,000 steps per day. If 100 participants join us, this sets our overall team goal to 7,800 miles. Sound like too much?!? It’s ok! Together we can do it!! Join us and help us support the chimps!
Your fundraising goal will be $250 - or $3.21 raised for every mile. Together, we can raise $25,000 for the chimps! Tell your friends and family about Project Chimps and encourage them to participate and contribute to the fun!
• The 1st 100 registrants will receive a special Project Chimps keychain that doubles as a flashlight
• Raise $250 or more and receive a Knuckle Down mug
• Raise $500 or more and receive an awesome backpack that doubles as a fanny pack!
• Raise $1,000 or more and receive a Project Chimps cooler!
Throughout this challenge, we will share words of motivation as we all work towards our fitness goals. We will share stories of success showing chimps that came to sanctuary overweight and out of shape and over time were able to bring balance back to their lives.
We know fitness can be a struggle. Together we can help motivate each other to reach our own fitness goals while helping the sanctuary advance our strategic plan and bring all the chimpanzees to their forever home at Project Chimps! It's time to Knuckle Down and get it done!!
COMPLETED: 4,337 miles
TARGET: 7,800 miles
RAISED: $ 7,092
TARGET: $ 10,000
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Project Chimps' mission is to provide lifelong exemplary care to chimpanzees retired from research.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
The funds for this campaign will be used to support training sessions for chimps like Kassie who are out of shape and need a personal trainer to get fit and fabulous for long term health!
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.