Choose your activity:
Walk, Run, Hike, Bike, Step, Swim, Paddle or create an activity
Determine your challenge in miles
Steppers hint: for the average person 2,000 steps = 1 mile
Sign up and create your personal challenge web page on the Step Up site.
Share your challenge with others, and seek donations towards your goal.
Ready, Set, Step Up! Connect with Strava and GO!
New to Strava? You can register here for free.
Once you've setup a Strava account, make sure you've logged in to your fundraising page first then ...
- Go to Edit Page
- Select Fitness
- Click the Connect Strava button
If you don't want to use Strava, you can use the Log Fitness button on your page activity feed to track your distance.
Put your best foot forward and use Strava's local guides to find route inspiration near you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does Step Up for Rotary work?
Can I begin anytime?
Yes, you can sign up and join the challenge anytime! Create your Personal Challenge Page, and let’s get moving!
Can I change my activity type?
Yes! This is about distance of any kind. You can choose walking, swimming, cycling, scooting, skateboarding, anything that can be recorded in miles! Even playing golf has a distance!
How does my activity get tracked?
Once you set up your Personal Challenge Page, you still need to connect your device (phone, Fitbit, Apple Watch, etc.) to Strava. Please see homepage for setup instructions. Please note: this is free. You do not need to sign up for a paid subscription or start a free trial.
If you do not have an activity tracker, you can manually enter in your activity.
How do I signup with my Club Members? Can I create a team?
Each person needs to create their Personal Challenge Page. After that, you can create or join a team. Each Rotary club can create a team if they’d like. Contact Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Do I have to fundraise and follow activity?
No. Your Personal Challenge Page allows you to post whatever you like. You can fundraise alone OR just track your miles. We want everyone to feel comfortable participating!
How do I select where my raised funds go?
Teresa Haire, our Executive Administrative Assistant for District 5495, will be reaching out to you to fill out your Participant Donation Form after you have set up your Personal Challenge Page. You can choose between: The Annual Fund (The Rotary Foundation), PolioPlus, Interact Ambassadors Project, or YOUR CLUB! If you would like to contact her please email email@example.com
Foundation Recognition, Paul Harris Points, and Year-End Donation Receipt
Paul Harris Points: Will the donor or participant receive points for participating in Step Up for Rotary?
Any net funds raised towards The Annual Fund or PolioPlus will be awarded Paul Harris points from the District to the participant. The participant may transfer the points to the donor/another person after the fact, if they would like to do so. This will help you achieve your next Paul Harris status.
Major Donor: Will the funds I raise or donate be applied towards earning Major Donor status?
No. Since the funds raised are donations from another person/source, and are not direct contributions to the Rotary Foundation, they are not applied to either the Donor or participants Major Donor status.