ABOUT RGV PRIDE VIRTUAL RUN AND FITNESS CHALLENGE CAMPAIGN
Join us for the first ever RGV Pride Virtual Run & Fitness Challenge to raise funds for the Valley AIDS Council.
 
While the pandemic has made it difficult to gather, this virtual event allows us to come together as a community to support Valley AIDS Council during the month of Pride.
 
HOW DOES IT WORK?
 
Unlike a traditional race, this virtual event uses technology to allow you to participate and track your run, walk, swim, or whatever fitness exercise you choose.
 
Participation is easy! Simply register on the site, set your own fundraising goals and mileage goals on your account and then get started! You will have until July 22nd to reach your goal. The Charity Footprints app will enable you to join teams, see your fundraising progress and to update your miles.
 
We encourage you to reach out to your friends and family to sponsor you and help us reach our fundraising goal of $10,000 to support the important work of the Valley AIDS Council and to show our RGV Pride as we collectively run/walk/dance/swim 1,000 miles.
 
INCENTIVES
 
RGV PRIDE MEDALS FOR ALL REGISTRANTS
 
Every participant will receive a medal and bib available for in-person pick up at our RGV Pride Conference on June 26, 2021, from 9am to 4pm at the Harlingen Convention Center, 701 Harlingen Heights Dr, Harlingen, TX 78552.
 
Out of town registrants can have their medals mailed to them.
 
 
 
RAISE MONEY FOR VAC & GET RGV PRIDE T-SHIRT
 
Every participant who raises at least $40 in peer to peer fundraising will get an RGV Pride T-shirt. That's only two sponsors at $20 each or 8 sponsors at $5 each! And all of the money raised goes to support Valley AIDS Council. T-shirts will be mailed to everyone who met their fundraising goal at the completion of the virtual run.
 
 
MAKE IT A FUN & PRIDE FILLED RUN
 
  • Join a team and raise funds with your friends, family or co-workers.
  • Run, walk, swim or dance- any fitness activity counts!
  • Share pictures from your run here on Charity Footprints.
  • Tag us on social media and use #RGVpride!
 
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 9 miles
TARGET: 1,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 75
TARGET: $ 10,000
HOW IT WORKS
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
VALLEY AIDS COUNCIL
VAC is a non-profit HIV service organization that delivers culturally appropriate sexual health and wellness services in South Texas and advocates for the Latinx population at the local, state and national level.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
The funds will be used to support the work of Valley AAIDS Council and its clinics. Valley AIDS Council has been serving South Texas for over 30 years providing culturally appropriate sexual health and wellness services and advocating for the Latinx population at the local, state and national level.
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.

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.