What is Rotary #walkwithus?
This October, we are challenging you to walk, run or roll 10, 20 or 50km throughout the month and raise vital funds that will help eradicate and prepare us for a Polio free world.
Who can register?
Anyone! Be you a Rotarian or not. Whether you’re an individual, a team, a bunch of mates, or an entire sports club or a person with a Great Dane or 3 – registering for Rotary’s Walk With Us is easier than you might think. If you’re under 16, you’ll just have to get parental consent first (it’s a legal thing) – but use it as an excuse to get them signed up too! Click here to download our Parental Consent Form (see doc wwu2020). Once complete send a scanned copy or photograph to email@example.com.
How much does it cost to register?
It’s completely free to register and participate in Rotary Walk With Us 2020.
How does it work?
1. Sign up – Sign up to walk or run as many km’s as you like through the month of October.
2. Get a team together – Getting on the journey with friends, family or colleagues will be more fun.
3. Walk with Us! Track your journey goal and aim to get yourself on our leaderboard.
When and where is Rotary Walk With Us 2020?
Rotary Walk With Us 2020 is an online fitness challenge which runs for one month from 1st October 2020 to 31st October 2020. You decide where and when to complete your challenge.
What do I have to do?
Walk, run or roll 10, 20 or 50km throughout the month and raise vital funds that will help eradicate and prepare us for a Polio free world. Wherever you live, whatever your fitness level, you can decide where, when and how you Walk With Us to end Polio. Setting a challenging personal goal will make it more likely others will sponsor you.
Where do the funds go that I raise?
Every dollar you raise will go towards funding vital Polio eradication efforts. 100% of all funds raised with go directly to Rotary’s End Polio Now programme. Want o find out more? Head to https://www.endpolio.org/
Is there a minimum amount I have to raise?
Every dollar you raise will go towards funding vital Polio eradication efforts. 100% of all funds raised with go directly to Rotary’s End Polio Now programme – AND the more you raise the more every dollar is match 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
How do I update my fundraising goal?
Login to your Rotary Walk With Us account and head to your dashboard. Click on ‘Edit my page’ and update your fundraising goal.
How do I bank any offline fundraising money I raise?
The best way to bank your offline fundraising money is through your online fundraising page with your credit card. Your total fundraising amount will then be shown on your page.
How do I log my distances online?
For detailed instructions on how to link your fundraising page to your fitness app, see here.
You can log your steps in two ways:
- Link your page to a fitness tracker or app
We are linked to FitBit, mapmyfitness and Strava to automatically sync with your fundraising page and add to your kilometre tracker each time you record an activity.
You can use your smartphone to download FitBit, mapmyfitness or Strava to get started. After creating an account with your preferred app, login to your Rotary Walk With Us account and head to the ‘My Fitness Activity’ tab to connect to your fitness app.
Please allow 24 hours for your activity to show up on your fundraising page.
- Log your steps manually
To log distances manually, simply login to your online fundraising page and head to the ‘My Fitness Activity’ to record your activity.
Can I start recording my distances in the lead up to October?
As Rotary Walk With Us takes place in October, it is only then that you will be able to track your steps. But you can certainly get out and start getting some practice in before then.
What resources are available?
We want to make fundraising easy, so we have some great resources to help you do that. Your best tool is your online fundraising page – easy to set up and easy to share. It is the best way to get donations and spread the word about your Rotary Walk With Us. From your fundraising page dashboard you can also download your event guide as well event posters, social posts and email signatures. All available to help your Rotary Walk With Us challenge a success.
I've shared my page on Facebook asking for donations using the Facebook Donate button. Will the funds I raise come to Rotary?
Yes, they will, however, we currently advise that you don’t use the Facebook Donate button to raise funds for your fundraiser as we can’t link any donations back to your fundraising page. If you’ve already set up a post, we ask that you:
- Delete the post, as this is the only way to remove the Facebook Donate button,
- Create a new Facebook post and share the link to your fundraising page without adding the ‘Donate’ button.
Why aren't the donations that I'm receiving through Facebook showing up on my fundraising page?
Facebook donations are handled and held by a third party, so we can’t sync these donations with the Rotary Walk With Us campaign due to limitations with the Facebook Donate button functionality. Given these limitations, we advise you not to use the Facebook Donate button to raise funds.
If you’d like your friends and family to donate to you, we encourage you to share the link to your fundraising page on your social media pages instead.
Why can't you sync my donation from Facebook?
Facebook donations are handled and held by a third party, and Facebook doesn’t have the functionality to sync donations to a fundraisers page at the moment. We advise you not to use the Facebook Donate button to raise funds.
Is my donation via Facebook secure?
Can I post my photos or details on Rotary Walk With Us social media pages?
Definitely! We’d love to see what you’re up to. You can post your photos directly onto our Facebook and Twitter pages and tag us in stories and posts on Instagram with @rotarywalkwithus. Don't forget to use the hashtags #walkwithus and #I’mWalkingToEndPolio #EndPolio #RotaryResponds #droptozero so we can like, share or retweet your post!
Who do I contact if I have any other questions?
We're always here to help. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also available on our social media channels. Get in touch!