Join the Wheaton community from all around the world for our first ever 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. Complete a 5k (3.1 miles) between the dates of September 24-30, 2020 and be a part of our community goal of 1,834 miles. Participants at every level are encouraged to join!
How it works:
Step 1: Register! All those who register by September 15 will receive Wheaton swag. We will mail your Wheaton swag to the address you register with.
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 September 24-30. Share your progress on social media and show your Wheaton pride! Take photos in your Wheaton gear and remember to use the hashtags #RunWithRoary.
Winners will be announced on Thursday, October 1st. The following awards will go to:
• 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 using #RunWithRoary)
COMPLETED: 2,676 miles
TARGET: 1,834 miles
RAISED: $ 10,442
TARGET: $ 5,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints all around the US
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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The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a number of significant challenges to our lives. So much has changed in the world and in our community.  One thing that hasn’t changed is Wheaton’s commitment to providing our students with an academic experience that connects what they learn in the classroom with the skills and knowledge that they will need to succeed in their professional lives.

If you are in a position to make a Wheaton Fund contribution to this initiative at this time, your gift—no matter the size—will be greatly appreciated.
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.

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.