Unlike a traditional race, the Catnip Crawl is a 30-mile virtual race from May 4th to June 15, 2020. You can run, walk, bike ride or even walk the dog. All miles count. There is even a phone app to sync with your Fitbit -Apple Watch/Healthkit - Google Fit - Garmin - Misfit - Strava! Do it anytime you want from anywhere you are.

Tell everyone about it! Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to take part or sponsor you. Love the thrill of competition? Create a team and see who is Alpha Cat!.

The racer to raise the most money and the racer to recruit another participant from the farthest location (from Milwaukee) will receive a special prize. So connect with your friends in the UK, Africa, the Middle East and beyond! Collect donations on your personal fundraising page.

General registration is $25. VIP registration is $35 and includes a handmade bracelet with a Catnip Crawl medal to commemorate the race.
COMPLETED: 4,853 miles
TARGET: 15,000 miles
RAISED: $ 4,325
TARGET: $ 15,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints all around the US
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
As a no kill cat shelter, our mission is to promote the humane and ethical treatment of abandoned, unwanted, and abused cats through active implementation of the mission and community education. Our specific focus is on promoting the health, rehabilitation and placement of cats into forever loving homes and providing educational outreach within our community.

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How Your Participation Helps
Each year we find homes for approximately 200 cats. Over 90% of the cats who come to our shelter have never been to a vet. This means they are not spayed or neutered or up to date on their vaccinations. This lack of vet care places a large burden on us financially but is necessary before sending a cat to it's forever home.

Unknown/untreated medical issues manifest themselves with the stress of being placed in an unfamiliar environment. And, unfortunately, cats (like children) will often get sick when the doctor’s office is closed (evenings/weekends) which means a trip to the emergency animal hospital; a trip that involves extensive, and expensive, care. Annually over $70,000 is spent on medical care.
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.