Join Live Like Roo's Virtual 5k 2020 Event!
September 28 - October 5
What is LLR's Virtual 5k 2020?
This fall, we invite you to join us for the first ever Live Like Roo Virtual 5k in support of animals with cancer diagnosis. Whether you are an experienced runner, a first-time racer, or somewhere in between - this is an opportunity to make your footprints count for helping animals with cancer diagnosis.
LLR's Virtual 5k 2020 takes place where you are and when you want, anytime between September 28 and October 5, 2020. And you don’t have to run if that’s not your thing! Walking, running, biking...you choose the activity you want to partake in and track your fitness using a mobile app. Our goal is to collectively run/walk/bike etc. for 450 miles. The easy-to-use app will enable you to update your miles and upload photos for awards (see below for details).
What about social distancing?
Registrants can participate outdoors, but will need to maintain “Social Distancing Requirements” by maintaining at least a six-foot social distance from other individuals. If you’d rather stay indoors, that’s ok too!
How much does LLR's Virtual 5k 2020 cost?
Because we do not want cost to be a barrier for participation, the entry fee is low - only $20 for the Virtual 5k.
How do I share my excitement about LLR's Virtual 5k 2020?
Sharing photos on social media - #Roo5k2020 - and submitting photos to our campaign scrapbook page will make this tons of fun for everyone and help you recruit friends and family to participate! When registering, you can also easily invite friends and family to join - and create a team!
What kind of awards will there be for LLR's Virtual 5K 2020?
For LLR's Virtual 5k 2020, we have developed some fun award categories. Awards will be based on the photos you submit to our campaign scrapbook page around these categories:
- Craziest Costume
- Pet's Best Trick
- Best Scenic Photo
- Most Roo Gear Worn
COMPLETED: 4 miles
TARGET: 450 miles
RAISED: $ 17,561
TARGET: $ 25,000
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Though Roosevelt had only a few months to live after we rescued him, we hope that he inspires everyone to #LiveLikeRoo forever. We are a 501c3 Foundation that assists animals and their owners through a cancer diagnosis.

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How Your Participation Helps
The Live Like Roo Foundation strives to be a helping hand in a difficult and sometimes confusing time. We want to be a real life sounding board and support system for people that need guidance and hope, sharing compassion and strength along the way.

With your donations, we have helped over 8200 pets through cancer diagnoses, and are only able to do this thanks to your generosity. Your one-time donation is tax-deductable, and will directly help a pet #LiveLikeRoo!
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.