How does My WALK IT work?
Take part in My WALK IT by choosing a 5km, 10km, half marathon or marathon distance to walk in and around your local area, garden or even on your treadmill, throughout the month of June. Each person who signs up to the event will receive a FREE My WALK IT t-shirt! Once you have registered, a JustGiving fundraising page will be created for you automatically so you can start fundraising straight away! Choose a day or several days in June to complete your challenge and plan your local route in advance. Don’t forget to track your distance by linking your Just Giving page to your STRAVA app so your supporters can see you have completed your challenge! Please raise as much as possible for Crohn’s & Colitis UK. Those who raise £150 or more will receive a medal (please allow up to 1 month after the event before receiving this).
Do I have to complete my chosen distance in one go?
No, feel free to complete your challenge across a number of days throughout the month of June. Don’t forget to connect your Strava app to your Just Giving page where your distance will automatically upload and be posted to your page each time you complete a section of your chosen distance!
Why have you cancelled the physical WALK IT events this year?
With the continued uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic and the impact on mass gatherings and events, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer you the event experience that you know and love. We know that this will be disappointing news, however the health, safety and wellbeing of our participants, volunteers, staff, and suppliers is paramount. WALK IT events will return even bigger and better in 2022.
How much does it cost to enter?
My WALK IT is completely FREE! Simply click the ‘Sign up’ button, complete the form and you are ready to go!
When will I receive my FREE My WALK IT t-shirt?
Please allow 5-10 working days for your t-shirt to arrive from the date you have registered for the event. Your t-shirt size is not exchangeable. Sorry for any inconvenience.
How do I register more than one person? How do I set up a team?
- Each individual taking part in the challenge must register separately.
- Once you have all signed up, one of your team members can create a JustGiving team page.
- After your team page has been created all team members can link their individual pages to this team page. Don’t forget, your individual JustGiving page is created automatically when you register.
- You can create your team page at the end of registration, or by clicking the 'edit page' icon on your custom fundraising page and selecting the 'teams' section.
- You can join a team at the end of registration, or by clicking the 'edit page' icon on your custom fundraising page and selecting the 'teams' section.
How old do I need to be to register?
You must be 16yrs or over to register for the event and to receive a free t-shirt, however we encourage participants to involve the whole family in their challenge! Under 16’s can join in the fun and take part in their very best purple or orange gear!
Can I change my distance once I have set up my JustGiving page?
Yes – just edit the title on your Just Giving page to let your friends and family know what distance you will be completing.
What happens once I have registered for the event?
Once you have registered and your JustGiving page has been automatically created, take a look at our online resources and fundraising guide to support you throughout your challenge. You’ll also receive regular communications from the teams at Crohn’s & Colitis UK and JustGiving to keep you motivated for your challenge!
I am a corporate supporter wanting to sign up a team, how do I register?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to a member of our team
I’m having trouble with the form/I don’t have computer/I don’t have an email address- can I still sign up?
Unfortunately, due to the virtual nature of this event, it is not possible to register without an email address. If you are having trouble completing your registration, please contact our friendly Supporter Engagement team for guidance at email@example.com or call 01727 734458
How do I track my walking distance to show I have completed my challenge?
JustGiving is partnered with Strava. Strava is a training app you can download to your smart phone for FREE which tracks and records your distance. This means you can link your fundraising page to your Strava account, and your page will automatically update every time you complete an activity! We can also see when you have completed your challenge. Please ONLY use Strava when tracking your activity, as it is the only app that can be connected to JustGiving.
How do I connect my fundraising page to Strava?
Follow this handy guide to connect your Strava results to your JustGiving page.
Do I have to fundraise and is there a minimum sponsorship?
Please raise as much as you can for Crohn’s & Colitis UK.
If you raise £150 by 16th July, we will send you a free My WALK IT medal! (Please allow up to 1 month after the event before receiving this)
How do I pay in my sponsorship money?
The easiest way for your family and friends to support you is by donating to your JustGiving page. By setting up a JustGiving page, your sponsorship donations are automatically sent to us.
Can you help me with my fundraising? Do you have any useful resources or ideas?
Yes – take a look at the ‘resources’ section to download some great fundraising tools for you to use on social media and to raise extra funds. Unfortunately, we are unable to send out physical fundraising materials at this time with limited access to our office.
Is there a deadline for completing the event?
Complete your challenge any time throughout June. The final day to complete your challenge will be Wednesday 30th June 2021. If you raise £150 by 16th July, we will send you a My WALK IT medal! (Please allow up to 1 month after the event before receiving this)
Can I take part with my dog?
Yes! As with our normal WALK IT events, we’re encouraging well-behaved dogs to join you on your My WALK IT challenge. All participants who wish to take part with their dog do so at their own risk. Unfortunately we do not have My WALK IT bandannas available to purchase this year, however they can still join in the fun and take part in their very best purple or orange doggy gear!
Are there any further event rules?
At this particular time, do keep up to date with the Government Guidelines in your local area and maintain social distancing. Otherwise enjoy taking part with your friends and family!
What happens once I have completed my event?
Once you have completed your walk, please upload your activity from Strava to your JustGiving page. Connecting your fundraising page to Strava.. Please complete your challenge by Wednesday 30th June 2021. If you raise £150 on your JustGiving page by 16th July, we will send you a free My WALK IT medal. (Please allow up to 1 month after the event before receiving this).
Can you share my fundraising page and photos on social media?
Absolutely! Please tag @CrohnsColitisFR in your My WALK IT tweets, and for Instagram stories tag @crohnsandcolitisuk and we may be able to share them or give you a shoutout! Please also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will there be an online shop to purchase branded items for this event?
As we are providing a new and exclusive FREE My WALK IT branded t-shirt this year to everyone who registers for the event, we will not be hosting an online shop. Unfortunately we do not have My WALK IT children's t-shirts or dog bandannas available to purchase this year, however they can still join in the fun and take part in their very best purple or orange gear!