Caring for Cambodia is committed to our 21 schools, 6800 students, many staff and faculty, and surrounding Siem Reap community. This commitment has not wavered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last 17 years, one key factor in accomplishing our mission has been you -- our volunteers.
While we can’t host our usual packing parties, galas, and MAD trips to connect, we can host a virtual race that will connect us all as a global community united together to provide life-changing education in Cambodia.
Will you join us?
Grab your walking shoes, your bike helmet or scout your favorite running trail as we (virtually) travel to Siem Reap.
Race Details
Starting on September 8th, Registration will open for Caring For Cambodia’s #RaceToBetterEducation. Individuals and teams will sign up to race from Austin, TX (CFC’s US headquarters) to our schools in Siem Reap, Cambodia, a total of 9,092 miles (14,632 km). The race will kick off two weeks later on September 21st.
Registration Begins: September 8th, 2020
Race Begins: September 21st, 2020
Race Ends: November 1st, 2020
Team or no team - run with us!
Create your own team with your friends, colleagues, family, etc. Individuals without a team will join Team Orange, where we will work as a group to Siem Reap!
Not a runner? No problem!
You can use this chart to see how minutes of your activity equate to one mile.
Incentives to participate
Week 1 & 2:
Every team that recruits 10 members wins a CFC water bottle for each team member.
Throughout the race:
The first 100 people to raise $180 or more receive a digital download of a hand-drawn Khmer calligraphy.
The first 50 people to raise $1000 or more receive a print of a hand-drawn Khmer calligraphy.
The first 5 people to raise $2500 or more receive a one-of-a-kind large scale Khmer calligraphy.
End of the race:
The individual with the most donors wins a surprise prize.
The individual that raises the most money wins a surprise prize.
The team that raises the most money wins a surprise prize.
COMPLETED: 22,649 miles
TARGET: 18,184 miles
RAISED: $ 45,686
TARGET: $ 45,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around Cambodia
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Caring for Cambodia (CFC) is educating a generation of Cambodian children today, to make a difference for Cambodia’s tomorrow. Our schools are safe, modern and technologically equipped. We train teachers, provide tools, and remove barriers to learning. We build Cambodian leadership to guide and sustain these schools, so that generations of CFC graduates can reach their highest potential and make valuable contributions to their community.

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How Your Participation Helps
All funds raised will provide life-changing education to 6800 children in Cambodia. But this isn’t just education, it is food, healthy life, and a brighter and more vibrant future for all of Cambodia… and it only takes $180.

$180 = Education for one child for a year
$50 = One bicycle, a necessity for transportation to and from school
$30 = Two nutritious meals six days a week for one child a year
$15 = A quarterly hygiene pack to one student for a year

Please consider giving a gift today.
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.