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Take on the Miles in Their Shoes 2023 challenge from 23rd June - 1st September!
Miles in their Shoes is a remote walking, running and cycling team fundraising challenge from Birmingham, UK, to Kampala, Uganda (5,567 miles). Hear stories from our communities along the way and fundraise to help support our vital projects in Kampala’s slums. Start your own team with friends, family or colleagues or sign up as an individual to join a likeminded team of Kids Club Kampala supporters.
About the Challenge
Start date: Friday 23rd June
End date: Friday 1st September
The route: 5,567 miles from Birmingham to Kampala, virtually travelling across Europe and Africa.
How to complete your miles: Walk, run, cycle, swim your miles and track them on the World Walking App
Fundraising: Fundraise £150 for Kids Club Kampala’s vital projects helping vulnerable children and families survive and thrive
Hear stories from our communities and learn how you will make a difference as you travel
Sign up as a
We recommend teams of 15+ to complete this 10 week challenge. Sign up with your workmates, church group or friends and family and make a difference in Kampala together.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your team name to be added to the sign up form.
When you sign up you'll receive
Kids Club Kampala t-shirt
Miles in Their Shoes Fundraising Guide
Invitation to join your teams WhatsApp chat to share photos and stories from your walks
Regular updates on how your miles and fundraising are making a difference
Once you’ve completed the route and raised your £150 target you’ll receive your very own Miles in Their Shoes medal to wear with pride!
The £150 you raise could provide...
3 care packages
for a lost or abandoned child at our Ewafe Home
of education for an out-of-school child
for kids on our Encouraging Education project
"Miles in Their Shoes was a great opportunity for us to come together as colleagues, get fit, and take part in a really fun challenge that matters to us.”
- Team Change Right
"Doing Miles in Their Shoes was amazing! Especially the community feel. Knowing every mile was helping vulnerable people was incredible."
- Team Ssubi
Your fundraising will help more families like Ellen's
“I have struggled to raise my children. As a mother, it breaks my heart every day that I can not send them to school. I have been doing petty jobs, like washing clothes and digging holes, but sometimes I am not paid for my time...
I extend my deepest gratitude to Kids Club Kampala for empowering me and helping me provide for my children.”- Ellen*
If your questions hasn't been answered below, please email our Fundraising Officer Lauren at email@example.com.
Do I have to walk 5,567 miles by myself?
No! This is a team challenge. Each member of your team will use the World Walking App to track their miles on your team page.
How do I fundraise?
The best way to fundraise for this challenge is by sharing your Raisley fundraising page with friends and family. You could post it on social media, send an email or give a quick talk to your colleagues, church or community group. We’ll be with you every step of the way to help you set up your page and give advice and tips on how you can meet your £150 fundraising target.
What if I don’t have a team big enough?
We recommend teams of 15+ because of the length of the challenge. We want all teams to be able to complete the 5,567 miles from Birmingham to Kampala within 10 weeks. If you have a smaller team we may pair you up with another team who have signed up. Don’t worry, you’ll get to know each other along the way through your team's Whatsapp chat and our social events.
I want to start a team with my colleagues, how do I do this?
That’s great! Our annual Miles in Their Shoes virtual walk is the perfect fundraising challenge for you and your colleagues. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up your team. You can then share the Miles in Their Shoes sign up form with your colleagues and get ready to take on a journey of a lifetime! We would love to visit your workplace, in person or virtually, to let you know how you have made a difference. To arrange a visit please email email@example.com.
How do I upload my miles?
You can upload your miles via your teams page on World Walking. World Walking is super simple to use, but if you are having trouble getting started head to our 'World Walking How To Guide' or email firstname.lastname@example.org.