ABOUT AFSF FITNESS CHALLENGE CAMPAIGN
Lace up your sneakers and get moving for the 2021 AFSF Virtual Fitness Challenge!
 
A significant part of San Francisco architecture is the bridges. There are a total of eight bridges in the San Francisco Bay Area, which together span 28 miles.
 
 
 
For the fitness challenge, how many times can you virtually cross all the bridges in 4 weeks? Every mile you walk, run, or bike can help raise money for AFSF student programs and scholarships.
 
Start with our 28 mile goal of crossing all eight bridges once. For a bigger challenge cross the bridges twice (56 miles) or even three times (84 miles).
 
 
Help AFSF BRIDGE THE GAP and bring architecture and design education to today's youth.
 
HOW TO START
STEP 1: REGISTER and set up your account anytime between now and October 25th. Registration is $50 per person. Save $10 if you sign up by October 11th or if you sign up as a team of 4 or more.
 
STEP 2: RECRUIT friends from anywhere in the world to join your team. Also recruit donors to pledge money for every mile you or your team complete.
 
STEP 3: TRACK the miles you walk, run, or bike from October 25 to November 22.
 
 
 
There are three ways to track your progress:
  • Download the Charity Footprints App on your iOS or Android phone.
  • Sync your fitness devices (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava) or use the health app on your phone.
  • Manually enter your steps on your Charity Footprints fundraising page.
 
STEP 4: SPREAD the word and help raise awareness to our cause. We want to see you in action, so take a photo on your workout and post to Instagram or Facebook.
 
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here!
 
Learn more about AFSF and how we impact the community at: http://www.afsf.org/
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 0 miles
TARGET: 15,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 8,780
TARGET: $ 60,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around the Golden Gate Bridge!
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
ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION OF SAN FRANCISCO
The mission of the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco is to enhance the awareness and appreciation of architecture and the design process in the local community.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
The money raised will be used for AFSF program scholarships and program expenses for 2022. Our design education programs include a high school design competition, after-school internships, and distance-learning workshops.

For more on our programs go tohttp://www.afsf.com/
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.