ABOUT CATOBERFEST 2021 CAMPAIGN
 
The Feline Fix will be hosting our very own Catoberfest throughout the month of October! This month-long extravaganza will have activities for everyone to participate in to help us champion the welfare of all cats across Denver.
 
Our virtual activity campaign is a way for cat lovers everywhere to come together to support the community cats of Denver. The event will run from October 1-31, with registration staying open all month. Our goal is to walk/run/bike/hike/etc. 30 million steps over this next month, which comes down to just 10,000 steps a day per participant!
 
We hope you’ll join us in being active for the welfare of cats across Denver!
 
How to get started:
 
  • Step 1: Register using the button at the top of this page.
  • Step 2: Recruit friends/family/colleagues to register with you and/or create a team!
  • Step 3: Set up/link your fitness device (all major brands supported) and start moving!
  • Step 4: Raise money by sharing your dashboard link, email, and by sharing your progress toward your 300K step goal.
 
How do I track my progress and convert other activities into steps?
 
Whether you prefer to run, hike, bike, do yoga, or get moving in some other way, we encourage everyone to join Catoberfest! If you need help pairing your fitness device or learning how to track steps, check out the How It Works and FAQs sections below. For activities that can’t be measured in steps, you can use the conversion chart below.
 
If you don’t see your activity in the chart, please use it as a reference and estimate your steps. Check out our adorable kitten track below to see how you, your team, and everyone else are making progress!
 
Activities to Steps Conversion Chart
 
To convert your activity time from minutes to steps, simply multiply the number of minutes you participated in the activity by the number of minutes indicated in the chart.
 
For example, 30 minutes of gardening x 131 steps per minute = 3,930 steps
 
 
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 2,003,975 steps
TARGET: 30,000,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 3,038
TARGET: $ 30,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around the cat!
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
THE FELINE FIX
The mission of The Feline Fix is to champion the welfare of all cats, especially the most vulnerable.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
The Feline Fix is Colorado's leading provider of spay and neuter services for "roaming" community cats, and our work plays a critical role in the management of healthy cat populations across Denver's six central counties. Your donation and participation will help The Feline Fix provide community cats with the care they
deserve!
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.