ABOUT TAKE FLIGHT 5K AND FUN RUN CAMPAIGN
 
The Take Flight 5K and Fun Run is EBRP’s first ever virtual race with a mission to cure EB. With a virtual race, runners and walkers alike will have 2 weeks to complete their designated runs from anywhere around the globe! Because EBRP’s mission has not stopped during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we must continue to make advancements in research for a cure. This means pivoting our strategies and taking our events virtual. The Take Flight 5K and Fun Run is the perfect representation of EBRP’s resilience during this time.
 
Unlike a traditional race, the Take Flight 5K and Fun Run takes place where you are and when you want, anytime between Sunday, August 16 and Sunday, August 30, 2020. Our mission is to hit a fitness goal of running over 600 miles as a collective team and fundraise $10,000 for a cure!
 
Registration Fee:
 
5K:
  • $50 including Take Flight shirt
  • $35 for EB Family member with shirt
 
Fun Run:
  • $30 including Take Flight shirt
  • $20 for EB Family member with shirt
 
Follow these 3 easy steps to join the Take Flight 5K and Fun Runs
 
Step One: Join the race by clicking on any "Register" button on this page and follow the steps to complete your registration. Once registered, EBRP will be following up with your shirt delivery and your personalized bib for the race!
 
Step Two: Start spreading the news! Create your online event page and ask your friends and family members to join you in the run or donate to the cause. With your event page, you can track your donations and training miles to climb the leaderboards!
 
To help drive your fundraising efforts, we’ve provided some exciting fundraising incentives for the milestones that you have the opportunity to achieve. When you raise the following amounts, you will receive the following exciting incentives!:
  • $150: Take Flight Mug
  • $250: Take Flight Tote
  • $500: Take Flight Sweatshirt
 
Make sure to watch for updates on more exciting prizes to come!
 
Step Three: Walk or run your race distance of either the 5K or the Fun Run between August 16 and August 30. Make sure to track your steps! There are three ways to track your progress:
  • Sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Garmin, or Strava)
  • Download the free Charity Footprints app to track your progress
  • Manually enter your steps on your event page
 
Race anywhere, anytime, and enter your stats before end-of-day August 30th. You'll receive an official Take Flight5K and Fun Run Certificate of Participation (sent as printable PDF) shortly after the completion of your race.
 
Awards
 
We will be awarding top running finishers in the following categories (Participation, Social Media, and Fundraising):
 
Participation Awards:
  • Overall Male Finisher
  • Overall Female Finisher
  • Farthest Team Award
  • Largest Team
 
Social Media Awards:
 
Submit your stories and photos of hope and encouragement for others in the EB community, and you will have a chance to win! Tag @ebresearch and hashtag #TakeFlight on Twitter or Instagram to enter your chance to win one-of-a-kind EBRP gear! Please note, your account must be public to win! Feel free to email us at info@ebresearch.org your pictures as well!
  • Best Costume
  • Best Child’s Costume
  • Best Group Costume
  • Best Action Shot
 
Fundraising Awards:
  • Highest Male Fundraiser
  • Highest Female Fundraiser
  • Highest Team Fundraiser
 
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 11,069 miles
TARGET: 6,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 61,687
TARGET: $ 60,000
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
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
EB RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP
EB Research Partnership is the largest nonprofit funding research aimed at treating and ultimately curing Epidermolysis Bullosa, a group of devastating and life-threatening skin disorders that affect children from birth. EBRP works to treat and cure EB as quickly and efficiently as possible, fulfilling our mission through partnerships with non-profit and for-profit organizations, foundations, individual donors, and the EB and research communities. Leading researchers say treatments and a cure for EB are within reach. Though we have made significant progress, we need much greater resources in our pursuit of a cure.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
During the COVID-19 Pandemic it has been a challenging time for the world. However, EBRP’s mission has not stopped and we must continue to make advancements in research for a cure. This means pivoting our strategies and taking our events virtual. The Take Flight 5K and Fun Run is the perfect representation of EBRP’s resilience during this time.

The funds raised from the Take Flight 5K and Fun run will go toward funding research to cure Epidermolysis Bullosa.
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.