Join the Wheaton community from all around the world for our second Run with Roary Virtual 5k! Participants can walk, run or bike, all at their own pace, on their own time and in their current locations. This year, it’s a battle between two teams; Team Cowduck and Team Bruce the Goose. Choose which team you want to be a part of and complete a 5k (3.1 miles) or more between November 7-13, 2021. Let’s see which team completes 1,834 miles first!
How it works:
Step 1: Register! All those who register by Wednesday, October 27 will receive a swag bag with a running arm band, stickers, and a Wheaton bib.
Step 2: Download the free Charity Footprints App and sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Garmin, or Strava). Don’t have a fitness device? You can manually enter your miles.
Step 3: Tell your friends! Encourage friends, family, and classmates to join in on our community goal.
Step 4: Complete a 5k (or more!) at your own pace between November 7-13. Share your progress on social media and show your Wheaton pride! Take photos in your Wheaton gear and remember to use the hashtag #RunWithRoary.
Winners will be announced on Monday, November 15. Each team will receive the following awards:
  • Most Miles by Adult (alumni, parents, family, friends, faculty or staff)
  • Most Miles by Wheaton Student
  • Most Miles by Youth
  • Most Wheaton Spirit (must post a photo to social media)
COMPLETED: 901 miles
TARGET: 3,668 miles
RAISED: $ 2,805
TARGET: $ 10,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around Wheaton College!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Wheaton College provides a transformative liberal arts education for intellectually curious students in a collaborative, academically vibrant residential community that values a diverse world.

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When you demonstrate your support through the Wheaton Fund, you provide immediate impact and deliver bottom-line budget support to every academic department and administrative office on campus. Your Wheaton Fund gift supports financial aid and internship opportunities for our students and allows Wheaton faculty to take their teaching and research to the next level. Your Wheaton Fund gift supports STEM learning programs, the arts, the library, athletics, and upgrades to Wheaton's living and learning spaces.

Thank you for being a part of it all at Wheaton, and thank you for considering a contribution to Wheaton College.
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.