COVID-19 related information
COVID-19 related information
Can we still Walk a Mile in My Boots if there are social distancing restrictions or a lockdown?
Our first priority is a safe and healthy community! If you do want to continue to clock up your miles, we ask that you do so in a safe manner by adhering to all of the latest on COVID restrictions at: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/
If you live outside of South Australia, please follow your State's official guidelines.
And hey – why not get creative with it? If you can't leave home, walk laps of the backyard, clock up miles doing your iso-cleaning, dust off the treadmill hiding from you in the shed… every step counts!
What should I do if I’m in isolation and can’t leave the home?
Every step counts! Walk laps of the backyard, walk up and down your stairs at home, clock up miles doing your iso-cleaning, dust off the treadmill hiding from you in the shed… walking is walking – anywhere you do it!
Our first priority is a safe and healthy community. We ask that any activity you do is safe and adhering to all of the latest restrictions that can be found at: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/
What can I do to show my support if I can’t get my rewards merchandise?
If we can't get the merch to you just yet - let's be creative. Wear anything orange for your Walk and let's show everyone that even though we are apart, we are together in ending homelessness.
Don’t forget to take a snap or video and tag #WalkAMileInMyBoots
I really wanted to walk with a group of people – but restrictions won’t allow that. What should we do?
You can absolutely postpone your group walk for a time when it’s safe for you to get together again.
We do hope as individuals, you can all still show your support during National Homelessness Week, 1 – 7 August by sharing any pictures or videos of support to Hutt St Centre’s Walk a Mile in My Boots using #WalkAMileInMyBoots
Wear anything orange and show everyone that even though we are apart, we are together in ending homelessness!
Can I get my rewards merchandise if the collection sessions are cancelled?
Unfortunately, if you have to be at home, so do our Walk a Mile in My Boots support team
Once it is safe to do so, we will resume our collection sessions and do our best to get your rewards out to you as quickly and as safely as we can.
Can we postpone our Walk until a time when we can really get out there?
You can. We want you to walk your preferred way when it’s most comfortable for you.
We do ask though that you show your support during National Homelessness Week, 1 – 7 August by sharing any pictures or videos of support to Walk a Mile in My Boots using #WalkAMileInMyBoots
Wear anything orange and show everyone that even though we are apart, we are together in ending homelessness.
The Challenge and COVID Restrictions
When and where is Walk a Mile in My Boots in 2021?
The Walk a Mile in My Boots Challenge is held during National Homelessness Week, August 1 - 7, 2021.
For those who have participated in the event in the past, to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and our amazing community of supporters, during uncertain times surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and mass gatherings, we have decided to continue with the Walk a Mile in My Boots Challenge and will look to bring back a mass 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 60,000 miles for the more than 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.
If you have already registered and want to jump onto an existing team, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set it up for you.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com and we can help you out!
How do I track my miles (kilometres) for Walk a Mile in My Boots?
You track your miles walked through your Fundraising Dashboard either by manually adding in the distance or by connecting to your preferred app.
To do so, log into your Fundraising Dashboard and select "Log My Miles" on the menu.
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.