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How Can I Get Sponsors for Walking (Running, Biking)?

If you follow me on Twitter, you might notice tweets several times a week saying that I just walked a few miles for charity.

Several people have asked how they can walk (run, bike) for charity, too.

03-24 Guadalupe River Walk

Sunday Afternoon on the Guadalupe River Walk

It’s easy. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the App Store (or Google Play).
  2. Download Charity Miles (free).
  3. Log in. (After the first time, you’ll pretty much stay logged in.)
  4. Put on your exercise shoes.
  5. Pick a charity.
  6. Choose walk, run, or bike.
  7. Press start.
  8. Go for a walk (run, ride).
  9. When you’re done, hit stop.
  10. If you wish, post to Facebook and/or Twitter. (This helps other people find Charity Miles, too.)

If you’re exercising anyway, this is a great way to earn a few dollars for charity while you’re at it. As more and more of us are using the app, the results add up. As some of us post on Twitter, #EveryMileMatters.

If you’re looking for another reason to get off the couch—maybe to fulfill a resolution to exercise more—walking for charity is a worthy motivator.

As I write this, there are 32 charities on the list, for example: Stand Up to Cancer, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, Feeding America, Team Red, White, & Blue, Special Olympics, and Habitat for Humanity. It’s pretty easy to find one or more that you’d like to support.

Resources

Site | Charity Miles

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  • Camille Ferond

    Hi Jeanne, I’m definitely enjoying using Charity miles since you shared it with me! I gather that you can create sponsored Teams within Charity Miles but I am yet to figure out how to activate that function. Any idea? or am I mistaken?

    • jeannefarrington

      Hi Camille! I haven’t used the team function, but let’s try it. I just created @performance4charity. If you want to join in, here’s what to do:
      1. Touch the Charity Miles logo at the top left of the home screen
      2. Touch Teams
      3. Type @performance4charity in the text box
      Then I think you’ll see an option to join this team.
      After that… We’ll have to see what happens.