Join us in a virtual race around the globe to raise funds for Fabretto Foundation's COVID-19 contingency plan
Dear friends, charitable souls, sports junkies and couch potatoes,
As you all know too well, we currently find ourselves in the middle of a global health crisis.
COVID-19 is forcing us to change our daily routine, stay at home and the way we interact with people. Fortunately, the majority of you reading this will either live in countries with, or can afford access to medical services, purchase food, and other basic necessities. However, this is not the case everywhere… Imagine the destructive effect coronavirus will have in nations whose citizens are already living in precarious conditions. Nicaragua is one of these countries, where thousands of children will lose access to their school meals, education, and not to talk about the strain this will place on their already weak health systems and economies.
For this reason, Fabretto (a charity supporting food security and education of young children in Nicaragua) wants to challenge you to get yourself off the couch and do something about it. From Monday 6th of April 12:00 PM (UK time), we challenge you to join us in a virtual race to circle the globe around Nicaragua’s latitude coordinate - #beatthevirus. You will be joining a global community of ‘racers’ in collectively covering the 40,000 km of circumference by staying active while staying at home, and all for a great cause!
To sign up to this challenge just donate here (minimum $30) to Fabretto, and message us in our Instragram @fabretto_racers or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations will be dedicated to supporting its COVID-19 contingency plan in ensuring continuity of nutrition and education of children, and the delivery of hygiene supplies to underserved communities. For every $30 donation you are supporting a child for a month, and if we reach our objective, we will be providing food and education for a complete class room for a year.
Prizes (and rules) are detailed below. But all you need to know is for every 5 minutes of solo, or virtually communal exercise you will be contributing 2 km towards our shared goal and the more fun you make it the likelier are your chances of winning a prize at the finish line. You can also increase your km count by donating more to the cause, as for every $5 above the initial $30 donation we will add 2 km to your total.
We will be tracking our daily progress on our Instagram page @FABretto_racers, so be sure to share your sweaty pictures and your progress.
This challenge is open to everybody, so please do share with friend, family and basically everyone you know.
We must not forget those that have been forgotten so many times in the past, and make sure that we are tackling with this crisis in a truly global manner.
Lots of love and happy racing,
The FABretto team
- Top contributor: $500 gift card for Marriot Hotels
- 2nd best contributor: FitBit Versa Lite
- 3rd best contributor: Asics running shoes
- Largest contributor in a given day: JABRA ELITE ACTIVE 65T
- Most creative solo sport: to be revealed
- Most creative (non-class) to be revealed
- Funniest costume: to be revealed
- Funniest picture: to be revealed
Sign up in this GoFundMe page by donating a minium of $30
- Share your progress with us at email@example.com or @fabretto_racers - please include a confirmation of your donation in your first submission and we will give your bib number
- Start date: 06/04/2020, 00:00 AM (GMT)
- End date: 04/05/2020, 12:00 PM (GMT)
- 5 minutes of exercise = 2km
- Your inital $30 donation adds 30 km to you initial km count
- Every $5 donated in excess of the minimum $30 will contribute 2km to your total (so if you donate $50 you get an extra 8km ahead of your competition!)
- Walking only counts for over 50s
- Prizes will only be distributed if we all collectively circle the globe
- Team sports not done virtually will not count, please ensure to stay safe and stick to social distancing protocols
- No cheating, be honest about your minutes - we are relying on you as an honest community of ‘racers’