ABOUT HIKE FOR PARKS CAMPAIGN
Join us as we “Hike for Parks”! Between July 14th and August 25th, we're asking our community to get outside and walk/run/hike/just get active to help us reach a goal of 1,500 collective miles spread over at least 150 hikers! The participation fee will go towards funding for our wonderful local state parks!
 
Registration Levels:
 
$50 Park Keeper: Includes a one-year membership to SSPF
 
$35 Park Trekker: Includes certificate of completion and I love parks sticker
 
$20 Park Ranger
 
$10 Future Park Ranger (12 and under)
 
The hiker who racks the most miles will win the grand prize of a Tahoe State Park Annual Pass ($75 value)!
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 280 miles
TARGET: 5,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 155
TARGET: $ 5,000
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
SIERRA STATE PARKS FOUNDATION
The Sierra State Parks Foundation believes that the Lake Tahoe-Donner area California State Parks are unique treasures worthy of our support.

We fund projects and educational programs that connect visitors with our rich cultural heritage and natural resources.

Because of our work and advocacy, our parks will continue to be places of inspiration and education for generations to come.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
Hike for Parks returns this summer to challenge you to get outdoors, visitor our parks, and explore! This fundraiser will support Sierra State Parks Foundation’s mission of educating, restoring, and creating a welcoming park environment. Sierra State Parks Foundation is also a platinum GuideStar holder, meaning The Foundation holds the highest recognition to the commitment to transparency.
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.