Outrun COVID-19 is a 30-days / 50-mile fitness challenge (May 1st - May 30th) to support people affected by COVID-19 and those who are on the frontline keeping our communities safe and functioning. This is a virtual challenge in which you can participate from anywhere and at anytime, by simply tracking your workout miles using an approved mobile fitness app or a wearable fitness tracker. If you don't wait to using either of these, you'll also be able to log your workouts manually.
Since we are all at home and going through the COVID-19 together as a community, this fitness challenge we should give back to the people who are on the frontline and people who aren’t as fortunate as us. Some people don’t have the resources to support themselves or their families, and especially those who have lost their jobs.
Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to take part or sponsor you. Set a goal to run and walk a certain amount so you can help donate money and make lives better.
All funds raised during this challenge will go to the COVID-19 Relief fund set-up by SEWA International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. The fundraiser is a way to raise money for people who are in need of help during the COVID-19.
Since many elderly people are affected by this virus, the money will help seniors in our community by giving them medical advice and grocery shopping. Sewa International is also helping international students by connecting them to doctors and assisting them with accommodations since they can’t go home until the coronavirus passes. Sewa International is also facilitating medical consultations for those in need.
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?
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.
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.
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We're committed to making this world healthy, generous & happy by promoting fitness and encouraging charitable giving.