6-Week Fitness & Fundraising Challenge

How It Works


WHO: YOU! 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 fitness goal to whatever will challenge you individually. We ask that at a bare minimum, once a week (or more!) for 6 weeks exercise for 45 minutes (or more!) however/whenever with whomever.


Participate in extra Weekly Fitness Challenges for awesome door prizes. Scroll down to the schedule below to see what they are!


Post a selfie via Scrapbook and social media with our #StepUp4CdA hashtag after you finish your 45-minute workouts or the Weekly Fitness Challenge! Tell us what exercise you did, where (and with whom)! This will enter you into the Weekly Door Prize Drawings.


WHERE: #StepUp4CdA takes place where you are---your home, your neighborhood


WHEN: Registration from September 6th - 19th

Challenge from September 20th - October 31st, 2020

Halloween 5K 8am CST on Saturday, October 31st

Join our community for a culminating, virtual yet synchronous Halloween 5K. Dress up, run or walk your 5K, check your time, and post a selfie via Scrapbook and/or social media with our #StepUp4CdA hashtag. Let's get fit, have fun & give backtogether!


About Registration

  • $25 Registration Fee
  • Your registration fee will apply toward your fundraising goal
  • The first 150 participants will receive a Fitness Headband and a CdA Water Bottle/Laptop Sticker
  • The minimum individual fundraising/donation amount is set to a suggested $175 but there is no limit on the amount you can raise and/or donate!
  • For the first $10,000 raised, your donation will be matched 1:1!


On Sundays we'll be posting:

1) Virtual + In-Person exercise class options for you to get in your weekly minutes!

2) The Week's Fitness Challenge

3) Door Prize Drawing Challenges & Winners


Convert your workout minutes to miles:

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. Your goal is still to log a minimum of 45-minutes/exercise/week, but note that any fitness activity will be recorded by linked devices as miles.


For wellness activities that cannot be measured in miles, please refer to the mileage conversion chart below. Don’t see your favorite activity? Simply use the activities listed as a guide (we trust you to use your discretion!)


Time spent equals 1 mile.



For example, if you go to Zumba (dancing) for a 60-minute class…

60 minutes / 15 minutes = 4 miles

Manually log 4 miles for 60 minutes of Zumba.


COMPLETED: 519 miles
TARGET: 5,000 miles
RAISED: $ 2,805
TARGET: $ 20,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around El Salvador
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
CdA drives change within rural communities in La Paz, El Salvador by facilitating dialogue to identify local challenges and by providing the tools necessary for the community to take action to address those challenges.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
All funds raised will go to CdA's Knowledge is Power scholarship program and Farming for the Future organic agriculture program.
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.