ABOUT KODIAK CRAB FESTIVAL VIRTUAL RUN & WALK CAMPAIGN
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce and Healthy Kodiak are partnering together to make Kodiak healthier both physically and economically! So, let’s do something healthy together while staying apart!
We want to encourage as many people as possible to run, walk, or hike to accumulate over 73,500 virtual miles which is walking the Island of Kodiak about 275 times! So, sign up now, create or join a team (friends, co-workers, family, etc.) and share with relatives, friends, and work colleagues to support the Kodiak Crab Festival Virtual Run & Walk. Although the focus of the event is fundraising for the Kodak Chamber of Commerce — its "friend" raising — we greatly appreciate any additional donations you wish to give at the time of registration. By donating to the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, you are helping the Chamber to continue offering business services like guest speakers, business networking events, educational partnerships with the Small Business Development Center, other unique and independent educational platforms, and the community events you love like Crab Fest. Remember, supporting the Chamber is supporting businesses in your community. Additional proceeds over $30,000 will benefit the Kodiak Economic Development Corporation Small Businesses Relief grants.
We’ll announce the overall winners on August 23rd at 5pm on Facebook LIVE. The Top Individual Fundraiser will win (2) Unrestricted Alaska Airline tickets to anywhere they fly!!! The Top Finisher (most steps taken) goes home with an outdoor lover’s prize package!
WHO: YOU! Whether you live on Kodiak Island, are nostalgic for the Island Life you used to live, longing for your dream vacation, or just want to help a noble cause. Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to take part in the challenge (from a safe distance) or donate to your fundraiser.
WHAT:Set your personal goal to run, walk, hike, or fundraise. Track your progress on your favorite wearable tracker or the Charity Footprints app.
WHERE:The Kodiak Crab Festival Virtual Run & Walk takes place where you are — your home, your neighborhood, your trails, your vacation etc.
WHEN: The Challenge runs from July 17 to August 23, 2020, but you can join at any time — after all, your fitness goal is determined by you.
NOT A RUNNER? NOT A PROBLEM.
You can participate in the Kodiak Crab Festival Virtual Run & Walk by running, walking, or hiking.
Activities can be tracked via Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin, Misfit, Android wearables, Charity Footprints or Strava iOS/Android mobile applications, or can be manually entered through the campaign website. Any fitness activity will be recorded by the device as steps. 2000 steps = 1 mile. Need help syncing your device?
• $5 - Limited Edition “See What Matters” Virtual Run & Walk Sticker
• Our collective goal is to raise $30,000 and reach a cumulative 73,500 miles (approximately 147,000,000 steps or 275 times around Kodiak Island!) Your fundraising and steps will help us achieve this goal!
• You have from July 17 to August 23, 2020 to rack up those miles and raise those dollars!
• Your personal mileage goal is up to you. Hint: If you wanted to walk the full Kodiak Coast Line it’s 266 miles!
STEP 1: Donate to participate! We are so grateful to those who support our cause, you are amazing, and we love you!
STEP 2: Tell everyone about it, grab a buddy, have fun, and enjoy Kodiak’s Virtual Crab Fest from wherever you are!
STEP 3:Track your steps (anywhere you are) on the website or by downloading the Charity Footprints App. (Also syncs your Apple Watch, Garmin, or Fitbit!)
HOW DO I SHARE MY EXCITEMENT ABOUT KODIAK’S CRAB FESTIVAL VIRTUAL RUN & WALK?
Sharing photos on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #CrabFestInTheWild and #HealthyKodiak. Don't forget to submit photos to our campaign scrapbook page, this is a ton of fun for everyone and helps you recruit friends and family to participate! When registering, you can also easily invite friends and family to join - and become part of a team.
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR
Healthy Kodiak is a community health outreach and education initiative sponsored by KANA’s Community Health Department. We recognize that the health of our community is impacted by education, economic circumstances, mental health, fitness, nutrition, and social interaction and each one of us, no matter our age, can positively contribute to improving local health outcomes. The goal of Healthy Kodiak is to raise awareness about local health challenges and provide residents and visitors with opportunities throughout the year to engage in health promoting behaviors.
In 2018, Healthy Kodiak was a single-day event where our Island community was invited to come together to discuss, learn, and engage to address local community health and wellness challenges. In 2019, we added hands-on sessions for participants to engage in activities that support health. In 2020, Healthy Kodiak is transitioning from an annual event to a year-round community based initiative, with an exciting series of health and education activities that will begin with this event and lead into our kick-off celebration and community art project with special guest Nick Hanson the “Eskimo Ninja Warrior” on September 26.
By partnering with the Chamber of Commerce to support the Crab Festival Virtual Run & Walk, we hope that other local businesses, organizations and individuals will find value in our community health initiative and join with us to coordinate, collaborate and expand the impact of our individual contributions to community health.
Visit healthykodiak.org for information about upcoming events and to learn how you can get involved in future Healthy Kodiak events, activities, and programs as a partner or participant! Online registration for upcoming classes and workshops can also be found on our site.
Be sure to tag your own health promoting events and activities #HealthyKodiak and follow HealthyKodiak on Instagram and Facebook to see how your community is getting involved!
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce is a 501 C6 non-profit with the mission to provide business development for an economically strong and diverse Kodiak region. It’s more important than ever to assist our business community, but the Chamber has been negatively impacted by the COVD-19 pandemic. By donating to the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, you are helping the Chamber to continue offering business services like guest speakers, business networking events, educational partnerships with the Small Business Development Center other unique and independent educational platforms, and the community events you love like Crab Fest. Remember, supporting the Chamber is supporting businesses in your community.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
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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