November 7-13, 2021
Join the Wheaton community from all around the world for our second Run with Roary Virtual 5k! Participants can walk, run or bike, all at their own pace, on their own time and in their current locations. This year, it’s a battle between two teams; Team Cowduck and Team Bruce the Goose. Choose which team you want to be a part of and complete a 5k (3.1 miles) or more between November 7-13, 2021. Let’s see which team completes 1,834 miles first!
How it works
Step 1: Register! All those who register by Wednesday, October 27 will receive a swag bag with a Wheaton bib.
Step 2: Download the free Charity Footprints App and sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Garmin, or Strava). Don’t have a fitness device? You can manually enter your miles.
Step 3: Tell your friends! Encourage friends, family, and classmates to join in on our community goal.
Step 4: Complete a 5k (or more!) at your own pace between November 7-13. Share your progress on social media and show your Wheaton pride! Take photos in your Wheaton gear and remember to use the hashtag #RunWithRoary.
Adult – $30
Wheaton Student – $15
Youth (12 and under) – $15
Winners will be announced on Monday, November 15. Each team will receive the following awards:
- Most Miles by Adult (alumni, parents, family, friends, faculty or staff)
- Most Miles by Wheaton Student
- Most Miles by Youth
- Most Wheaton Spirit (must post a photo to social media using the hashtag #RunWithRoary or tag the @Wheatonmaalum account!)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Charity Footprints?
Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. They empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.
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.
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.
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?