When and where is Walk a Mile in My Boots in 2021?
This year, the Walk a Mile Challenge is back! To ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and our amazing community of supporters, we have decided to continue with the Walk a Mile Challenge and will look to bring back the physical event when it is safe to do so. The good news is that anyone, anywhere can particpate in the challenge and show their support and raise funds for people experiencing homelessness in South Australia.
How do I register?
You can sign up by clicking this link here
You will be asked to provide your details which will set you up with your own personal fundraising page.
It will also give you the chance to set up a team during the sign up process if you'd like to do it with your friends, family or co-workers!
How far do I have to walk?
We encourage you to Walk a Mile (or more!) for people experiencing homelessness in South Australia in National Homelessness Week August 1 - 7 2021.
Do it with a friend or get the whole family involved. Dogs are welcome (and encouraged) as well! Don’t forget to track your miles on your fundraising page, share your walk on social media and tag #walkamile, @WalkaMileinMyBoots and @huttstcentre in your photos and videos.
Can I walk on a treadmill?
You sure can!
If you are not a lover of the outdoors but still want to show your support for people experiencing homelessness, that’s fine. Don’t forget to track your miles and share snaps of your indoor walk for people experiencing homelessness.
Will Walk a Mile in My Boots be a large-scale event this year ?
Due to uncertain times around mass gatherings and social distancing, unfortunately we cannot safely get together for one public gathering like we had in previous years right now, but we hope you can still be part of the Walk a Mile in My Boots community through this year’s challenge.
The Walk a Mile in My Boots Challenge will continue to take place in National Homelessness Week (August 1- 7). Walk a Mile (or more!) anywhere you like in your neighbourhood and collectively we hope to reach 6,000 miles for the 6,000 people experiencing homelessness in South Australia.
How many people can I walk a mile or more with?
We recommend adhering to social distancing guidelines and Government regulations that can found on the South Australian government health website www.health.sa.gov.au
If you're taking part in another part of the world, please ensure you check your local guidelines.
Is the event free?
Yes! Taking part in the Walk a Mile in My Boots Challenge is free in 2021. Just sign-up, set your fundraising and miles target and show your support in National Homelessness Week (August 1-7 2021)
How many miles can I walk?
You can as many miles as you want and are comfortable with. The more you walk, the more you will help us reach our collective goal of 6,000 miles for the 6,000 people experiencing homelessness in South Australia.
You can walk 1 mile (1.6kms) around your neighbourhood, or 2 miles (3.2kms) along the beach, or go the extra mile and challenge yourself to walk 6 miles (9.6 kms). You set your own personal challenge – you choose how many miles you walk.
You can do it all in National Homelessness Week (August 1-7) or walk a much as you like and track your miles on your fundraising page in the lead up to the big day!
Where can I walk?
You can walk anywhere you want (and is safe to do so). You can walk 1 mile around your neighbourhood, or 2 miles along the beach, or go the extra mile and challenge yourself to walk 6 miles. You set your own personal challenge – you choose how many miles you walk and where you walk.
How much does it cost to register for Walk a Mile in My Boots?
This year, it is FREE to register for Walk a Mile in My Boots.
Can I create or join a team?
Yes, you can!
Just because we can't ALL get together for a mass event, doesn’t meant we can't get together in safe, smaller groups! Get your workplace involved or your friends and family and create a team. You can have a team goal and see who can fundraise the most money for people experiencing homelessness in South Australia. Don’t forget to get a snap in your Walk a Mile in My Boots gear once you hit your fundraising targets and receive your limited edition merch!
And the great thing is there is not minimum or maximum team limit!
You can create a new team when you are registering or join a new team by searching the team name on the Walk a Mile in My Boots website.
How does my fundraising money help people experiencing homelessness?
Funds raised will go directly towards Hutt St Centre to provide essential services for people experiencing homelessness. For more information about Hutt St Centre, jump on our website here.
How do I donate to Walk a Mile in My Boots?
You can donate directly to Walk a Mile in My Boots by clicking on the ‘Donate’ button at www.walkamile.org.au and follow the steps to complete your donation.
How do I get a receipt for my donation?
All donations of $2 and over are tax deductible. When a donation has been processed a receipt will be automatically sent out by this website powered by funraisin to the email address that the donation was made under.
If you haven't recieved your receipt, please check your junk inbox (they can sometimes get stuck in there!) or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your email address listed (just in case there was a typo) to re-issue a copy.
How do I sponsor a friend?
If you have the fundraising page link of the person you would like to support, simply click on the ‘Donate’ button below their profile picture and follow the steps to make your donation.
If you do not have their fundraising page link, you can search for a fundraiser by name, using our search bar function on the website.
If you are still unable to find the person you are hoping to sponsor, you may need to check with the fundraiser that their page is active, or contact Hutt St Centre at email@example.com
How do I support a fundraising team?
First go to the team’s fundraising page. If you don’t have the page link, you can search the team name using our search bar tool on walkamile.org.au
Once you have arrived on the team page, click ‘Give Now’ below the team’s profile photo, and select the team member you wish to support, and continue to complete your donation.
What if I made a donation to the wrong person or the team instead of a person?
No problems! Please contact the Fundraising team with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you out!
How do I track my miles (kilometres) for Walk a Mile in My Boots?
Any GPS enabled devices like fitness wristbands or watches (think Fitbit, etc.) will do the trick. We have linked up with Strava and Fitbit to automatically sync with your fundraising page and add to your miles (kilometres) each time you record an activity.
If you’re not already connected with these devices, you can always use your Smartphone and download Strava or Fitbit to get started.
Once installed and your account has been created with your preferred app, login to your Walk a Mile in My Boots profile page and head to the 'My Fitness Activity' tab. Here you can now connect up to your preferred fitness app. Click on the icon of the app you'd like to connect - this will ask you to login and authorise us to access your fitness account.
Now, when you are using your fitness app, remember to create a new activity through your app and stop when you're finished each time - this will ensure your mile/s are recorded onto your Walk a Mile in My Boots page.
You can also manually add an activity through the 'My Fitness Activity' tab too.