Join the competition and see if you can top our leaderboard! During this year’s virtual fitness challenge, our supporters will help raise funds that directly support our afterschool and summer camp programs. Participants will walk, run, bike, and move along with our students, trying to keep up with their daily activity. Invite your friends and family to a friendly competition in support of afterschool programming in Washington, DC.
Thanks to our event sponsors!

How to Register

  • Click the Register button and create your account.
  • Choose your primary movement activity and sync your device. You'll be able track miles moved through any activity, not just this one, and you can adjust your goals after your setup is complete. Follow this link to learn how to sync your device.
  • Select your registration level!
  • Upload a photo.
  • Invite people to donate to your fundraiser or ask them to join you in fundraising. You can do this step later as well.
  • Once your fundraising page is set up you can use the menu options to make edits, change your goals, invite others, join or create a team, and link a fitness device.

Setting your goals: We're tracking leaderboards across three main categories:

Miles - We've selected 34 miles as the default goal in honor of our 34 years supporting students and families in Washington, DC. Founded in 1990, the late Mr. Tom Lewis started TFS to provide a safe place for students to learn and grow afterschool.

Fundraising – Your individual campaign goal is set at $200 – but we encourage you to go for more! Invite friends and family to raise money on behalf of the 425 students we are serving this school year. Thank you for your support!

Activity Points - You can compete through both physical activity and personal wellness, completing activities similar to those our students do each day. Use the chart below to find additional activities to keep you and your community strong. How many points do you think you could earn?

COMPLETED: 0 points
TARGET: 250,000 points
COMPLETED: 0 miles
TARGET: 2,500 miles
RAISED: $ 7,835
TARGET: $ 34,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around DC!
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 to prepare elementary and middle school youth for success in high school and life by improving their academic performance and life skills; and engaging them and their parents in intensive, multi-year, and research-based out-of-school time and parental engagement programs and activities.

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The Fishing Virtual Fitness Challenge is an opportunity for friendly competition among TFS students and our supporters, where every step, jump, bike pedal, and movement brings you closer to our fundraising goal of $60,000.

At The Fishing School, we facilitate year-round out of school time programming designed to boost academic performance and build life skills while engaging the parents of our students. This fall, our students are challenging you to keep up! During our Clubs curriculum, select students will wear a fitbit to track their movement. Join our walkathon or consider a charitable contribution to support our program delivery.
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.