How can I join the challenge?
Register at Daily Mile (http://www.dailymile.com/challenges/2611-run-from-canada-to-kenya) or email email@example.com with your name and contact information. If you register through dailymile.com, then just log into the site and record your runs. If you choose not to sign up at dailymile.com, then keep track of your runs and email the summary including the day you ran and the distance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Mileage collected through email and daily mile will be tallied together for the collective journey to Kenya.
I am not a runner, can I still participate?
Runners, walkers and shufflers are all welcome to take part in our journey from Canada to Kenya! Simply register and track your workout (as if it were a run... so, it may be a really short, really slow run). Every step, no matter how fast, or what style, counts!
No, I mean I am NOT a runner... can I still participate?
Of course you can! Those not into running, or tracking their mileage can participate by sending a donation to show your support. Donations can be mailed to Tembo-Kenya, c/o Tanya Harmon, 2952 Lupton Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3V3. You can also participate as a cheerleader by spreading the word about the challenge and sharing the link to this blog with your friends.
How does the fundraising work?
The goal of the Canada to Kenya challenge is to raise $1 for every kilometre on the journey from Canada to Kenya -- approximately 15,000km or $15,000. There is no entry fee to join the challenge and no obligation to collect pledges. For those who do wish to support the cause and fundraise, print our pledge sheet and ask you friends to help bring opportunity to the women and youth in Kenya by sponsoring one of your runs, one week of your mileage, or even your total challenge kilometres! All donations of $25 or more will automatically receive a tax receipt from Tembo-Kenya, so be sure to print clearly and include the full name and mailing adress of the donor. I have received my first pledge -- $0.01/kilometre for the entire team's totals!
Where do I send the donations?
Make cheques payable to Tembo-Kenya and mail to 2952 Lupton Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3V3 at any time throughout the challenge. All pledges are due BEFORE July 1, 2011.
Can I donate by credit card?
At this point we are not set up for credit card donations. We hope to be before the end of the challenge and will notify you at that time.
I still have more questions
Please feel free to email email@example.com with all of your questions, comments, and suggestions.