10,000 sponsored steps
a day in the month of May
1st - 31st May 2022
What is the 10,000 steps
a day challenge?
The 10,000 steps a day is a walking challenge in aid of LUOSKO German Shepherd Dog Rescue. Dog lovers who sign up will aim to walk 10,000 steps a day minimum throughout the month of May with or without their dogs:
We ask for dog lovers taking part to set up a Facebook Fundraiser so they can ask their friends and family to sponsor their challenge.
To create a fundraiser, on Facebook follow these steps:
1. In your facebook account, click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed. You may need to click See More.
2. Click + Raise Money.
3. Select Luosko German Shepherd Dog Rescue
4. Fill in the fundraiser details (see below) and choose a cover photo.
5. Click Create and invite your family and friends.
Fundraiser details to set up on facebook:
Select how much money you want to raise as a target
Select currency as GBP
Set the end date of your fundraiser as the 31st of May
Change the title of your fundraiser as “Your name’s” 10,000 steps a day throughout the month of May challenge
In the why you are raising money box please copy and paste the following text:
Please support me in my 10,000 steps a day challenge in aid of LUOSKO German Shepherd Dog Rescue. Where dog lovers like myself are aiming to walk 10,000 steps a day throughout the month of May with or without a dog.
Everyone can join the Facebook Group https://tinyurl.com/mtz4rynz to see the photos and updates of people and their dogs and walks with the 10,000 steps a day community.
Download our standard cover photo from below and add to your page
Click create and invite your friends
DONT FORGET to post a link to your fundraiser in the community Facebook group.
Everyone taking part can join the Facebook Group to share photos and updates of their dogs and walks with the 10,000 steps a day community.
If you do not want to fundraise, we would appreciate a donation to our work to help cover the costs of advertising, website admin and promo items. You can donate here.
The great thing about this walking challenge is that you can take as long as you need. You can start early, or finish a little later, it doesn’t matter. If you need longer than the month, that’s no problem at all; just complete it a pace that suits you (and your pooch!). You can even walk more than the 10,000 steps a day if you’re feeling up to the challenge, it’s up to you!
All the forms / posters you need are available to download at the bottom of this page, simply download and print.
Registration is FREE, Simply complete the registration form and set up your facebook fundraiser, once your donations hit £25, post a message in the facebook group with a link to your fundraiser and we will send out your free T-shirt!
How do I keep track of how many steps I have walked?
The best way is to use your smart phone. If you have an iPhone or Samsung there will be a preinstalled ‘Health’ App that tracks your daily steps and distance walked. Other apps you can use are: Strava, Runkeeper, Map My Walk and others. If not, you can always have a look on a map (digital or printed) to calculate your distances.
We will also send you a paper tracker in your pack so you can tot up your daily steps.
Do I have to prove I have walked 10,000 steps a day challenge?
You don’t need to provide proof but you can post pictures and updates on our Facebook Fundraising page with your daily or weekly steps so everyone can see your progress including the friends and family who have sponsored you. For safety reasons it is best not to share your walking routes.
Everyone who takes part can request a certificate at the end of the challenge, thanking them for helping ensure more dogs find their forever home. There will also be images that you can share on your fundraising page, sent through regular email updates and via the Facebook group.
How do I keep my dog healthy and happy during 10,000 steps a day challenge?
However you decide to complete the 10,000 steps a day challenge, our top priority is for you and your dog to be safe and happy throughout the event. As well as the chance to go to the toilet outside the home, spending time outdoors gives dogs the opportunity to exercise their brains, bodies and all their senses in a natural way. It can help them keep fit, healthy and enjoy themselves, so we hope that your dog can take part in the event.
But we know that each dog is different, and for many reasons they need different amounts and types of exercise. Age, health issues, shape of face, length of body/legs and other mobility issues can all be factors in deciding if your dog can complete the challenge, and how you will go about it. Your vet can provide specific advice for your dog if you need.
Puppies are most welcome to take part however at a reduced level because they have different exercise requirements to adult dogs. While puppies are growing, developing strength, stamina and general fitness, it’s important to ensure they’re avoiding over-exertion, always benefitting from activity and enjoying it. We recommend speaking to your vet to help decide what distance your puppy can walk.
If you, or your canine companion can’t complete the challenge for any reason, we are sure your friends won’t mind if you extend the dates to complete it, reduce the distance, or complete some of the distance on your own. We certainly won’t!
Sponsor Weekly Steps Daily A4 General A4 Personal
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