The Race to End AHC benefits crucial research and family support funded by the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation. $.95 of every $1.00 donated to the AHCF goes toward breakthrough research and collaboration with top universities and labs to further the study of gene research. Help us reach this year's goal of $80,000 and 1,000,000 miles to go toward this life changing initiative.
This year we're connecting racers better than ever by using a new digital race platform, Charity Footprints, to advertise and track our collaborative Race to End AHC. Sync your fitness tracker or phone to automatically log miles! Create a team, compete with friends, or achieve a new personal best all while supporting families living with AHC. No tracker? No problem! Manually log your activity as well - swim, bike, walk, run - however you choose to participate the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation can be logged to show your support.
The fun begins September 1st and will end with our finish line parties on September 30th. Along the way we’ll have the opportunity to purchase merchandise, learn about research studies underway, and connect with others racing to End AHC.
Create your peer to peer fundraising page today! Raise just $250 on your page and we'll send you a FREE t-shirt!
COMPLETED: 62,450 points
TARGET: 100,000 points
COMPLETED: 15,056 miles
TARGET: 1,000,000 miles
RAISED: $ 74,733
TARGET: $ 80,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints all around the US
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
To find the cause(s) of AHC, develop effective treatments and ultimately find a cure, while providing support to the families and children with AHC by funding research to accomplish these goals.

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Thank you for joining us in the Race to End AHC! $.95 of every $1.00 of your donation goes directly towards funding crucial research projects, offering invaluable resources and support to families in need, and providing a community of understanding and guidance unavailable anywhere else. For descriptions of research projects underway visit www.ahckids.org. The Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization (EIN 38-3225425).
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.