Tools and Tips
Everything you need to raise funds and plan your walk
Asking people to sponsor you is easy if you have the right tools!
Thanks to everyone who helped raise more than $330,000!
Images to share
Ask friends to sponsor you by sharing these photos and using as your profile picture on social media. To share on Instagram, simply save the photo to your phone and use the hashtag #WalkInHerShoes to join the community. There are also videos you can share to help spread the word about how you are helping women and girls overseas.
Print off a poster and put it up at work or school to make it easy for people to donate to you.
Download a signature and add it to your emails during your challenge. Link it through to your personal page to make it easy for people to donate to you.
Walking & Running Tips
This is where the fun starts! Whether you are a novice or seasoned athlete, there is a great sense of achievement in conquering a personal challenge.
Whatever distance you choose to walk or run from 10–23 October 2016, there is a huge feeling of satisfaction in joining thousands of other Australians to reach your goal.
Planning your walk or run
- Start a team and get your friends to sign up so you can motivate each other.
- Work out how many kilometres you need to walk or run each day to achieve your goal.
- Block out time in your diary and stick to it.
- Check that your footwear is in good condition to reduce pressure on your joints and avoid injury.
During the challenge
- Warm up, wear the correct clothing and shoes, and keep hydrated.
- Measure your distance with a pedometer, fitness wristband or smartphone app.
- Share photos on social media using the #WalkInHerShoes hashtag.
- Most of all, have fun and stay well!
For more walking and running tips, download this handy guide.
School Fundraising Guide
If you’re a teacher or a student, then you have a huge network of people who can get involved with the Walk in Her Shoes challenge. It’s a great way to learn about the issues women and girls face in developing countries while doing a fun and worthwhile physical challenge.
Download the Guide for Teachers and Student Pack for more information on how to get involved.
- Use the Walk in Her Shoes challenge to introduce your students to the issues women and girls face in developing countries
- Incorporate walking challenges into your PE classes
- CARE Australia’s Teacher’s Toolkit can provide you with more information about including global poverty into your curriculum
- Take a “walking bus” to school every day for a week
- Ask your teacher if you can make an announcement at your Monday morning assembly
- Do a presentation to your class about why educating girls has a long term impact on communities
- Hold a sausage sizzle or cake stall for a gold coin donation
- Have a sleepover and charge your friends a small fee for movie and popcorn