ABOUT SUNICA'S VIRTUAL RACE CAMPAIGN
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In Nicaragua, kids have to grow up so quickly. With high dropout & teen pregnancy rates our Discipleship & Education programs give these kids a place where they can be loved, challenged, and encouraged. In Salinas, our kids currently meet us for Discipleship every week on an unshaded, concrete futsal court, but we'd love to create a space with this Community Center where the entire community can come together and escape the heat.

Unlike a traditional race, the SuNica Virtual Race takes place where you are and when you want, anytime between Saturday, May 30 and Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

And don't forget to hashtag #SuNicaVirtualRace, and tag @su_nica on your posts!

Here’s how it works:

Step One: Step up and register to participate! Registration is $30 per person

Step Two: Set a fitness goal and fundraising goal that you hope to achieve by July 8, 2020

Step Three: Get moving and track your steps.
There are three ways to track your progress:
1. Sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava)
2. Download the free Charity Footprints app to track your progress.
3. Manually enter your steps on your event page.

Step Four: Share your personal fundraising page with everyone you know and ask them to make a contribution towards building the Community Center in Salinas.

You have from May 30th until July 8th to rack up those steps!

And did we mention we'll be awarding individual and team prizes for most money raised, most distance traveled, best costumes and more throughout the race!
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 1,625 miles
TARGET: 40,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 6,999
TARGET: $ 138,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints to support this great cause
HOW IT WORKS?
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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
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SUNICA INC.
Making disciples of Jesus through clean water, education, & mentorship.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
With funds raised from the Virtual Race, we will build a community center in Salinas Grande including a large roof over an existing Futsal court, a stage, an office/classroom, and storage rooms.

This will be the 'coolest' place to hang out in town - BY A LONG SHOT and will provide the community with a safe gathering place for their families, churches and schools, too.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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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.