ABOUT RUDY'S RUN FOR VETERANS! CAMPAIGN
 
Unlike a traditional walk/run/bike race, this virtual race uses technology and takes social distancing into account. You can participate individually, with a colleague or friend, with your family or with a religious or social group. Wherever. Whenever. Morning, noon or night. Rain, shine, sleet, or snow. Register anytime during the virtual race dates and continue to do the things that you normally do to stay active, knowing you are raising vital funds to support female veterans and honor the sacrifices they have made. This unique race includes a live 1M fun run/walk that launches at 8:15 AM US Central time for those who want to connect at a distance. We will be streaming the live start from our Facebook event page.
 
You don't walk, run or bike to stay active? No problem. Maybe you golf, swim, spin, workout, dance, hike, row, snowshoe x-country ski, box or even shovel snow. Marvelous movement! As long as you can move, you can #BloomInPlace and support female veterans!
 
Besides participating, what more can I do to #BloomInPlace and support female veterans?
 
Our most inspired #BloomInPlace supporters and donors will receive exclusive prizes! The more funds you donate, raise and have pledged (in addition to your registration donation), the more #BloomInPlace swag you’ll win!
 
Individual Fundraising Goals
 
  • $100: day-to-day living expenses (includes signature coffee mug)
  • $250: two college textbooks or Bloom in Place training/seminar (includes signature coffee mug + t-shirt)
  • $500: $500 one college scholarship (includes signature coffee mug, shirt, and Rudy car decal)
  • $1,000: two college scholarships (includes signature coffee mug, shirt, ornament and Rudy car decal)
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 45 miles
TARGET: 30,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 22
TARGET: $ 30,000
HOW IT WORKS
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
WOMEN IN BLOOM
Empowering girls and women to achieve strength, independence and purpose in life.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
To provide programs and services to female veterans and their families that will enable them to reach their highest potential.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.