Sweat for Vets 11.11 Mile Walk/Run/Roll/Visit

1 - 30 November, 2020
Challenge Info & FAQs

So what is this challenge all about and how does it work?

We're so glad you're here! Honestly, our annual fundraiser got canceled this Summer, so our primary goal is to raise funds to continue providing dog handling classes to veterans FREE OF CHARGE. Instead of just asking for money, let's do this together by having fun staying active as it gets cooler and recognize the impacts our veterans have had within our communities.

Choose to participate in 1 or both events listed below for FREE, however donations and fundraising options will allow you to support the Circle of Change mission. If you're feeling motivated, you can submit a monetary donation at the time of registration. If you still want to support Circle of Change without participating, you're welcome to donate at any time. 

If you're feeling EXTRA motivated, rally your troops and become a Change Soldier by creating your own custom fundraising page. Create a Squad of up to 10 Change Soldiers for an even bigger challenge! Earn coupons to the Circle of Change webstore by achieving specific fundraising levels!

 

11.11 MILE WALK/RUN/ROLL

Get out and log your walked, ran or rolled miles throughout November to show support for your local veterans. 

 

VETERAN MEMORIAL SIGHTSEEING

Learn more about the impact veterans have had in the Rockford-area by visiting various memorials on the custom Veteran Memorial Sites Google Map. Get out and move throughout November to show support for your local veterans.  


Why should I participate?

Why not? Feel good being active, learning about your community's role in supporting various war efforts and help your local veterans by supporting Circle of Change. If you choose to donate, your donation is tax-deductible and will help us continue to allow veterans to participate in dog handling classes free of charge. Read more about the Circle of Change mission on our website


Is this really free?

It sure is! 2020 has been a rough year for most of us, so we kept this event free to allow anyone to participate in the challenges. Regardless if you donate, you can still become a fundraiser, or Change Soldier by asking friends and family to support you as you achieve your fundraising goal and earn discounts to the Circle of Change webstore!


Can I still participate if I don’t start a fundraiser?

Absolutely! This is free for all participants with the option to donate at any time. The fundraiser allows you to invite friends and family to support Circle of Change while also supporting you as you meet your challenge goal(s), which is why we call our fundraiser Change Soldiers.


What happens when I accomplish my missions?

11.11 MILE WALK/RUN/ROLL

Earn a virtual badge for completing 11.11 miles either individually or as a team.

VETERAN MEMORIAL SIGHTSEEING

Like a virtual passport, earn a virtual badge for EACH site you visit AND when you've visited a total of 11 sites either individually or as a team. Site badges are listed on the Memorial Site Listings page above each site description.

FUNDRAISING

ALL participants who donate or earn over $25 will receive a Sweat for Vets patch.

All participants who achieve the following fundraising levels will earn a virtual badge AND discounts to the Circle of Change webstore.

  • Raise $100 - Brigadier General: 1 star* + Virtual Badge + COC Patch + $20 coupon for COC webstore
  • Raise $250 - Major General : 2 stars** + Virtual Badge + COC Patch + $50 coupon for COC webstore
  • Raise $500 - Lieutenant General: 3 stars***  + Virtual Badge + COC Patch + $75 coupon for COC webstore
  • Raise $1000 - General: 4 stars**** + Virtual Badge + COC Patch + $100 coupon for COC webstore

         

 


Let's do this! How do I register?

Great! Here's what you can expect when you register:

  1. Decide on the following:
    1. Do you want to master 1 or both challenges?
    2. Do you want to participate as an individual or as a Squad of up to 10 Change Soldiers. (You can join a Squad after registration.)
    3. Do you want to create a fundraising page for yourself or your Squad?
  2. Register - Click the Sign Up button above to register. Click here for our race platform's How To Register page.
  3. Fundraise - If you choose to be a Change Soldier by creating a fundraising page, be sure to customize your fundraising goal and SHARE with friends and family.
  4. Log Activity - Any time you track steps or visit a memorial site between 1-30 November, login to your Challenge Profile to log your activity.
  5. Earn Virtual Badges for completing 11.11 miles, each time you visit the 25 pre-selected memorial sites, and when you've successfully visited 11 total sites!
  6. Earn Circle of Change Gear - If you're a Change Soldier, watch your donation thermometer grow on your personal fundraising page and strive to accomplish your fundraising mission to earn discounts at the Circle of Change webstore!

Check out our race platform's support pages for more TUTORIALS & SUPPORT.


How do I submit my results?

  1. Log into My Profile from the Account Settings icon in the upper right corner of your browser window.
    The RunSignUp platform is widely used, so you may see other races you've completed in the past.
  2.  Under Upcoming Events, scroll down until you find the Sweat for Vets 11.11 Mile Walk/Run/Roll/Visit event you're ready to submit results to.
    Keep in mind if you registered for both events, they will be listed and need to be updated separately.
  3. Click the Submit Virtual Results link to the right of the event title.
  4. A new page will open where you can choose your Activity from the drop down manually, or Load Activity from File if you want to be super accurate and upload your Strava GPX files. (See How can I connect on Strava? for more details on using Strava below.)
  5. Enter your Date Completed, and Miles or Total Visits (max 1 visit per site).
  6. Enter a Comment if you like and click Submit Activity.

Make a mistake? No problem! Just click the Manage Activities button below the Submit Activity button, OR edit each Activity individually at the bottom of your Results page.

Check out our race platform's support page for additional assistance Submitting and Managing Virtual Results.


How can I connect on Strava?

Strava ScreenshotJoin the Sweat for Vets community by joining the Circle of Change - Sweat for Vets Club on Strava! Share your event-specific activities with other club members and export your progress as GPX files to import directly into your 11.11 MILE WALK/RUN/ROLL challenge activities.

Joining a Team
  1. Create or log into your Strava account in a web browser or the Strava mobile app. Check out these Strava help links for more details.
  2. Go to the Explore tab and choose Clubs.
  3. Search for the Circle of Change - Sweat for Vets Club and click Join.
  4. Only the activities that are public or viewed by your followers can be seen in the Club Leaderboard. You can change your privacy controls per activity to choose which ones are made public that will show up automatically in the club activity feed, or which ones you would like to keep private that don't apply to your clubs. 
Exporting Activities from Strava and Importing to your 11.11 Mile Results Page
  1. From a web browser, follow the instructions in the Exporting your Data Strava help page to export the GPX file.
    Unfortunately, the mobile app does not provide this feature by default, yet. There are other apps in the Google Play and Apple App Store that can assist with this if desired
  2. Follow the instructions above on How to Submit Your Results.
  3. On the Log Activity page, click the Load Activity File button.
  4. Click Choose your GPS activity file and navigate to were you saved your export from Stava.
  5. Enter Comments if desired and click Submit Activity.
  6. Your results page should now be updated to reflect the activity updates.

Check out our race platform's support page for additional assistance Submitting Via Activity File (scroll down). 


How do I find my fundraiser page to share with friends and family?

  1. Log into My Profile from the Account Settings icon in the upper right corner of your browser window.
    The RunSignUp platform is widely used, so you may see other races you've completed in the past.
  2. Scroll all the way down to the section that will show your Fundraisers and Groups for any upcoming events if you have any. 
  3. Here you can view and edit your individual or team fundraisers.* **
    * You must have an individual fundraiser first before your donations will count toward a team/squad fundraiser. 
    ** Fundraising Teams are not groups of participants. Keep in mind that your Fundraising Team system is separate from your Group/Team system. 
  4. Either click the name of your fundraiser to go directly to the public page, or copy the link below your fundraiser details.
  5. Share away!

Check out our race platform's support pages for more details about DONATIONS & FUNDRAISING.


How do I find my activity progress page to share with friends and family?

  1. Log into My Profile from the Account Settings icon in the upper right corner of your browser window.
    The RunSignUp platform is widely used, so you may see other races you've completed in the past.
  2. Scroll all the way down to the section that will show your Fundraisers and Groups for any upcoming events if you have any and click the Groups tab.
  3. Here you can view and edit your teams if you are a team captain. **
    ** Fundraising Teams are not Groups of participants. Keep in mind that your Fundraising Team system is separate from your Group/Team system. You can be in a Group without having a fundraiser and vice versa. 
  4. Click the Group name to view more details.
  5. On the left side of the screen, click the Team Results button next to each event to view how many miles you've achieved or sites you've seen.
    You can also view the badges and trophies your team's accomplished!
  6. Copy and share these Team Results webpages to keep your friends and family updated on your stellar progress. 

Check out our race platform's support pages for more details about GROUPS &TEAMS.


How can I invite friends to join my team?

  1. Log into My Profile from the Account Settings icon in the upper right corner of your browser window.
    The RunSignUp platform is widely used, so you may see other races you've completed in the past.
  2. Scroll all the way down to the section that will show your Fundraisers and Groups for any upcoming events if you have any and click the Groups tab.
  3. Here you can view and edit your teams if you are a team captain. **
    ** Fundraising Teams are not Groups of participants. Keep in mind that your Fundraising Team system is separate from your Group/Team system. You can be in a Group without having a fundraiser and vice versa. 
  4. Click the Group name to view more details.
  5. On the right side of the screen, click the down arrow next to the Join & Share link.
  6. Click Invite Friends to send an email from the website, or embed code into your own webpage.
  7. Once your friends create a GiveSignUp account and join your team during registration, you will see them in the team roster. 

Check out our race platform's support pages for more details about GROUPS &TEAMS.

 

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