Lace up your sneakers and join The KASE Project for a Virtual Fun Run! Walk, run, or cycle to help us raise $5,000 for our PECS at the Park initiative.
All you need to do is choose your distance, connect your favorite wearable tracker, and collect donations along the way. Participants will have from September 15th thru October 15th to reach their goals.
Is walking, running, or cycling not how you stay active? No problem! Refer to our Activity to Steps Conversion Chart below. If you don't see your favorite activity, simply use it as a guide -we trust you to use your discretion!
Activity Conversion Chart
Time = 1 mile
Basketball 15 minutes
Dancing 30 minutes
Yoga 30 minutes
Yard Work 30 minutes
Stretching 1 hour
Your miles provide access to playground communication boards in Central Illinois. Funds raised from our first virtual run will be used to implement our PECS at the Park initiative.
This event is our first major fundraiser of the year, and reaching our target is crucial to our goal of implementing playground communication boards all over Central Illinois. Click on the "Register Now" button to get started!
How It Works
Step #1 Register and set your Fitness + Fundraising Goals. After you register, we will send you a link to your very own fundraising page that you can personalize and easily share with family, friends, and coworkers.
Step #2 Get Connected. Click here to set up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints iOS or Android app.
Step #3 Share your Story and Raise Funds + Awareness! Communicate your fitness and fundraising goals with your social network. Share your progress regularly by email, text, or on your social media platforms (pictures and videos go a long way!). Remember to tag @thekaseproject and include #racingtowardacceptance to be a part of the larger social media campaign.
Step #4 Go! Track your workouts anywhere + anytime to complete your goal.
COMPLETED: 342 miles
TARGET: 500 miles
RAISED: $ 1,895
TARGET: $ 5,000
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
The KASE Project will raise awareness for and support the autism community through community outreach and direct fundraising while keeping with our founding principles of being kind and silly every day.

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Funds raised from our first virtual fun run will be used to implement future picture communication boards in our “PECS at the Park” initiative.
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.