The YMCA of the Inland Northwest’s largest fundraising event of the year returns, but this time we’ve gone virtual. While we won’t be able to all join together this year, it also means you have 24 days to complete your challenges. From April 1 -24 get out and bike, walk, hike, swim, or however you prefer to exercise in support of the Y’s work to help those in need. Join over 1,000 other generous and fun-loving Friends of the YMCA of the Inland Northwest as we look to raise $70,000 for important needs in our community like:
• Early Learning Education
• Before and After-School Programs
• Pathways to Wellness
• Camp Reed Scholarships
• Membership For All
• Summer Food Programs
• Teen Mentoring
• Youth Sports Scholarships
• And Many More...
Your goals are simple:
1) Ask your friends, relatives, neighbors, and co-workers to donate as you work to hit your fitness goals.
2) Have fun!!
Those who raise at least $100 will receive this year's commemorative Fit for a Purpose T-Shirt.
If you raise $250 or more you'll receive a limited edition Fit for a Purpose Champion Medal!
Sign up with a group of friends or join solo and make friends as we get some exercise while raising money for a great cause!
Please use this step conversion chart to find your workout:
Thanks to our sponsors:
COMPLETED: 7,293 miles
TARGET: 25,000 miles
RAISED: $ 29,329
TARGET: $ 70,000
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.
Our programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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How Your Participation Helps
Please help me raise money for the YMCA of the Inland Northwest. These funds go to support the thousands of people in our community that the Y helps every year. From kids in early learning classes and swim lessons to senior citizens on fixed incomes, the Y welcomes everyone in their doors regardless of their financial resources.
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?

This campaign is free to participate in.

However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.

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.