We’re very excited to launch our new virtual challenge ‘5k A Day in July’ which is hosted on Facebook. The aim of the challenge is to complete 5k a day, throughout the month of July. Below are some frequently asked questions.
This sounds great, how do I sign up?
Head to our Facebook group and click ‘Join Group’. There, you’ll see links to register for the event and create your Facebook fundraiser.
Please note registration for this challenge with a free t-shirt is only available between 1st June - 30th June. Outside this time, you will not be eligible for a free t-shirt.
How do I collect donations?
Collect donations through your Facebook fundraiser – we’ve got some great images for your fundraiser cover photo in the group too. WWF receives 100% of all the donations you raise through Facebook. Alternatively, you could set up a JustGiving page.
What’s a good fundraising target?
We're encouraging everyone to raise as much as they can. £155 is a great starting target as it's £1 for every kilometre you'll walk in July.
Whatever your target, if you start to near it, don't stop and aim even higher!
I’m worried I won’t get any donations
Here’s our top fundraising tip. Keep your friends and family updated with your challenge - include photos of you clocking up your kilometres on your Facebook page and fundraiser and they'll donate once they see what you're doing. It's great to share what's motivated you to take on the challenge too.
How do we track our kilometres?
There’re some good free apps such as Strava or RunKeeper. The most important thing is that you post updates on your Facebook fundraiser, so your friends and family see how hard you're pushing yourself and how you're getting along! We’ve also got a digital day tracker available in the Facebook group.
What happens if I don’t finish 5k each day?
Don't worry too much about not completing 5k each day, you can always make up extra distance at a time that's more convienient. The most important thing is taking part and fundraising. Remember, we're all here to support you through your challenge. You’ve got this!
Why is there a Facebook group?
The Facebook group is a fantastic way to connect with other people doing the challenge. You can swap fundraising or training tips and share photos of your challenge. Plus, everyone in the group will help support you while you’re doing your kilometres.
I’ve not seen this way of fundraising before – why are you doing it like this?
Hosting a fundraising challenge in aid of WWF via Facebook is a new and exciting way to get people interested in our mission. We look forward to cheering you all on!