FAQs

COVID-19 related information

Registering

Fundraising

Fitness Activity

COVID-19 related information

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 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 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

When and where is Walk a Mile in My Boots?

Walk a Mile in My Boots Challenge is held during National Homelessness Week each year.

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 had the Walk a Mile in My Boots Challenge and will look to bring back a mass event when it is safe to do so. Anyone can particpate in the challenge and show their support and raise funds for people experiencing homelessness in South Australia.

How do I register?

Our 2021 Walk a Mile in My Boots has been completed, but you can register your interest for 2022 here.

When it's time to sign up, 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.

Do it with a friend or get the whole family involved. Don’t forget to track your miles through your fundraising Dashboard, share your walk on social media and tag #walkamileinmyboots, @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 in 2022?

Due to uncertain times around mass gatherings and social distancing, for the past couple of years we have not been able to safely get together for one public gathering like in the past, but we hope to bring back the big walk down Hutt St when it is safe to do so.  

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 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.

Registering

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 events@huttstcentre.org.au and we can set it up for you.

Fundraising

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 events@huttstcentre.org.au 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 events@huttstcentre.org.au 

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

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 events@huttstcentre.org.au and we can help you out!

Fitness Activity

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.