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Frequently Asked Questions

I work for a charity, how can I get involved?

We will be looking for more charities to partner with for 2022 so if you work with or run a charity and are interested in linking with RFTW to help raise money for your cause and increase motivation and fitness with RFTW, please feel free to contact us at contact@runfortheworld.org

Which charities do you raise money for?

We have two partnered charities for the calendar year of 2021. These are The Third Age Trust (U3A) and Anthony Nolan. The majority of our events will provide donations for our 'Charity Pot' which will be split equally between these two charities.

We will also have four events over the year that will separately raise money for different charities, linked to those events. All money raised in these events will be donated to the chosen charities.

The Third Age Trust is a limited company (number 01759471) and is a registered charity (number 288007) whose registered address is 156 Blackfriars Road London SE1 8EN.

Anthony Nolan is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (company number 2379280) and a registered charity (number 803716/SC038827) whose registered office is at the Royal Free Hospital Pond Street London NW3 2QG and the trading company Anthony Nolan Trading Limited (company number 02511952) whose registered office is at the Royal Free Hospital Pond Street London NW3 2QG.

How much of the entry fee goes to charity

For the majority of our events, 10% of the entry fee (excluding shipping fees) will be put into our charity pot. Any events that do not provide this donation to the charity pot will mention so in their description. As we have two partnered charities for the calendar year of 2021, 5% of your entry fee of these events will go to each charity.

For the individual event for our two partnered charities, 25% of the entry fee (excluding shipping fees) will be donated directly to that charity.

Do I need to manually upload an activity?

If you have linked your RFTW profile with your Strava account, please DO NOT upload your activity manually as this will mean your distance will be added twice to your event (if you are taking part in an accumulation style event).

If you don't think your run has been synced automatically through Strava, please contact us at contact@runfortheworld.org and we will have a look first before you do a manual upload.

Note: We cannot take activities off your profile/event if they have been added twice.

Can I run on a treadmill?

Yes, we are now allowing treadmill runs to be synced directly from Strava and also allow manual uploads of treadmill runs with the uploaded image of the treadmill stats. Please do not cheat whilst using a treadmill such as hopping on and off as we are trying to motivate you to complete the full distance that you sign up for.

Do I need a Strava account?

RFTW links with directly with Strava so when your run/walk activity is saved onto a Strava account, it will automatically appear on RFTW within 30 minutes or so. Once you have your Strava account linked, there is nothing else for you to do and it will make virtual running so much easier! Just sit back and watch your distance get added to your active events.

You can also upload your runs/walks from other GPS apps manually with our 'Add Run' feature if you don't want to go through Strava. Simply click the 'Add Run' tab and fill in the information about your run and it will sync to your profile within 48 hours.

How do I link my Strava account?

If you have not linked your Strava account during registration, you will see an orange bar at the top of your page. Please click the link and follow the instructions. Otherwise, you can go to your Profile Settings - Linked Accounts and click on Connect for Strava.