Find yourself walking more than ever this spring? Put it to good use!

We challenge you to walk or run the distance children in rural Mali villages walk to get to school in one week (40 miles) or one month (160 miles). Funds you raise will help build a school!

In light of the COVID-19 situation, this year you can pick which 30 days you will use to tackle your walk -- pick any 30 days in May or June 2020!

A modest registration fee ($25) gives you access to an easy fitness app or wearable trackers to track your miles. We'll keep you inspired with stories and updates throughout May & June and prizes are available for individuals and teams, such as family, church, community, or corporate groups.

We encourage you to also use the app to raise pledges from friends and family. This will keep you motivated and help kids in Mali by giving them a chance at the most life-changing opportunity -- a quality education. Anyone who raises $100 or more will be entered to win naming rights to the new school!
COMPLETED: 2,764 miles
TARGET: 7,000 miles
RAISED: $ 1,971
TARGET: $ 10,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints by collectively walking 7000 miles, signifying a Utah to Mali walk.
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Mali Rising Foundation's mission is to empower the children of Mali, West Africa by improving access to and the quality of educational opportunities for them within their own communities. This mission will help achieve our vision – a fully functioning middle school within walking distance of every child in the country.

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How Your Participation Helps
Our goal? To raise $10,000 for Mali Rising's new school in the tiny little village of N'Goko, Mali. $10,000 will sponsor the construction and outfitting of an entire classroom in this middle school. This school is just waiting for it to be safe for us to begin construction...so get walking!

Learn more about the kids of N'Goko and what a school would mean for them. Or, learn more about Mali Rising, our 23 current schools, and the great work happening inside those schools at http://www.malirisingfdn.org
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.