Get on your Marq - get set - GO! Benefitting the Bridge to the Future Fund, the Get On Your Marq! Virtual 5K welcomes all members of the Marquette alumni family to lace up their running (or walking) shoes and get in some steps in support of our students. Any kind of exercise and physical activity counts!
In honor of this year’s Reunion, we are issuing a special Reunion Class vs. Class Competition. Be sure to register with your class and check the leaderboard often to see who is in the running to be The Ultimate Reunion Class!
In addition to the Reunion class competition, alumni have the opportunity to win prizes for posting their photos to the race scrapbook page or on social media using #GetOnYourMarq5K and tagging @MarquetteAlumni. The official categories are:
  • Best Dressed in Marquette Gear
  • Most Scenic Route
  • Furthest Away from Campus
  • Most Spirited Family Group Photo
Winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 16 and will receive a $50 gift card to the Marquette University Spirit Shop.
All registrants will receive a Get On Your Marq! Virtual 5K T-shirt. Your T-shirt will arrive approximately 4 weeks after registering.
STEP 1: REGISTER and set up your account anytime between now and May 23.
STEP 2: RECRUIT fellow alumni from anywhere in the world to join you. Consider joining or starting your own team to help motivate activity and healthy competition with fellow alumni. If you are celebrating your reunion, be sure to join your class team.
STEP 3: TRACK your steps starting Sunday, May 23 in honor of Marquette’s Class of 2021 officially becoming part of the Marquette alumni family. The virtual 5K runs from May 23 - June13.
There are three ways to track your progress:
  • Download the Charity Footprints App
  • Sync your fitness devices (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava) or use the health app on your phone
  • Manually enter your steps on your Charity Footprints events page
STEP 4: SPREAD the word and help raise awareness. We want to see you in action - post your photos and be sure to tag @MarquetteAlumni and include #GetOnYourMarq5K!
COMPLETED: 0 steps
TARGET: 890,000 steps
RAISED: $ 85
TARGET: $ 10,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around MU!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Our mission is the search for truth, the discovery and sharing of knowledge, the fostering of personal and professional excellence, the promotion of a life of faith, and the development of leadership expressed in service to others. All this we pursue for the greater glory of God and the common benefit of the human community.

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How Your Participation Helps
An extraordinary opportunity for extraordinary times.

The Bridge to the Future Fund was established to provide financial aid assistance to students whose changing economic circumstances jeopardize their ability to continue their Marquette education; it can be used for room and board, tuition and more. It’s an especially helpful fund when there are unforeseen situations like what we are experiencing today. Bridge to the Future awardees have a 91 percent graduation rate, which far surpasses national graduation rates from private universities at 65 percent.

Your generosity truly helps complete their Marquette journey successfully. Thank you for supporting students during this time!
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.