ABOUT RUN FOR CHILDREN CAMPAIGN
 
 
Friends Without A Border invites you to participate in our second annual international virtual race.
 
Our goal is to increase awareness of Lao Friends Hospital for Children and to raise funds to keep it operating during this difficult Covid pandemic era.
 
The race will be flexible in many ways to fit into your busy life!
 
You will have:
- three days to complete it on October 22, 23 or 24, 2021
- three choices for your type of race: Run, Walk or Cycle
- three distance levels to choose from: 3 miles, 5 miles or 10 miles (cycling distances will be longer with 3:1 ratio)
- three months to train, form a team or get sponsors to support you
 
It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!
 
1. Register for $30 to participate individually or with a team, or create your own team.
2. Set a personal fitness goal and track your training miles until October 22nd and your race miles from October 22-24th using your own fitness device or the Charity Footprints App. You can also manually enter your miles on your event page by visiting this link.
3. Once you register you will be given a link to your own unique fundraising page. Here you can personalize your page with your fundraising goal and send your link to friends and family to donate in your name.

 

Add to the Fun

  • Form a team and challenge others to some friendly competition.
  • Watch our progress and see yourself on the live virtual map.
  • Share your experiences with others through the campaign chat.
  • Earn chances to win prizes throughout the virtual race by raising the most money or by training the hardest!

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How to Record Miles

 

When walking or running, report actual miles.

When cycling, report 1 mile for every 3 miles biked (3:1 ratio)

 

Our campaign will run from July 25th through October 25th.
 
For your efforts, there will be a Grand Prize for the person who raises the most, either individually or through their team. There will also be prizes for participants who log in the most training miles in each of the three categories between now and October 22nd. Prizes to be announced. All participants will receive an e-certificate.
 
All participants will receive an e-certificate. Winners in each category will receive a customized trophy. Additional prizes to be announced.
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 2,293 miles
TARGET: 3,160 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 40,923
TARGET: $ 150,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints !
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
FRIENDS WITHOUT A BORDER
We believe every child has the right to a healthy and loving life ---
Friends Without A Border strives to accomplish its mission by providing free, compassionate medical care to the children of Southeast Asia, by creating community health education programs and by training local healthcare professionals.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
All funds will go to keep Lao Friends Hospital for Children operating and able to provide free, high-quality medical care to every child who needs it.
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.