Fundraise with a charity walking challenge

A virtual walking challenge allows you to engage with your audience all over the country, or even the world! Open up your fundraising potential to a world wide audience of happy walkers!
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Run your own fundraising step count challenge

Fundraising is a key aspect for every charity, and without community engagement it can be an uphill struggle. This is where Big Team Challenge is in its element. Our challenge apps are built to be as flexible as possible to allow you to customise your walking challenge exactly as you need it.

A Big Team Challenge displayed on both a website and mobile app

Create your own Walking Challenge

  • Your own personal website, eg.
  • Upload your own branding
  • Access to both the website and mobile apps
  • Add a personalised message to the registration screen, informing your participants of your goal and how to donate.

Customising your team challenge

  • Choose from over 180 pre-made step challenge routes
  • Decide what activities the participants can do (walking, running, swimming and cycling)
  • Set the maximum number of participants (optional)
  • Lock your registration with a passcode if you want to ask for a donation in order to join (optional)
An image of a challenge's progress on a map
3 reports detailing statistics on distances and participants

Built-in Communication to keep participants engaged and push donations

  • Email all of your participants from our admin system - so there's no need to keep exporting emails
  • Send push notifications to app users with your updates
  • Custom reporting can be requested, just let us know what you need

Try Our Demo

Sometimes it's just better to see things with your own eyes! That's why we've created a little demo challenge for customers to try.

It replicates a step challenge already in progress, so you'll be engaging in the same way your own participants will be when you launch yours.

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Raise money with a walking challenge

Every charity is different and each knows the best way to engage with its audience. For this reason we have made Big Team Challenge as flexible as we can, allowing each charity to use it in whatever way works best for them.

Here are a few ways in which charities have fundraised through us.

Option 1

Charging an upfront fee to create a team

Using the passcode feature on the registration, some charities have chosen to lock this until a user has donated a certain amount to cover the cost of a team.

This is great to use in conjunction with a donation service such as JustGiving.

Option 2

Linking to a fundraising page on the registration screen

You can add images, text and–most importantly–links to your Big Team Challenge landing page!

This means you can simply place a link to your chosen fundraising portal and encourage everyone to donate to this when they can.

Option 3

Use the built in communication to encourage fundraising

Allow everyone and anyone to join the challenge, encouraging users to spread the word.*

Once they are on the system, use Big Team Challenge's built-in communication tools, or export users' emails and send out an info pack on how to fundraise.

*you can set a maximum limit if you don't want them going overboard!

Of course, there's no reason why you couldn't do all three!

How about a custom route?

Perhaps you want to show the journey of your charity, or explore the areas you've had a positive affect on. Well, worry not. Get in touch to get a quote for building a custom route with your charity’s milestones.

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Get in touch to find out how we can make it work best for you

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Want to test out our walking challenge?

You can visit our demo challenge via the web or using our Challenge App for iPhone and Android.

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Substantial Return on Investment

On average, running a challenge costs our customers only £2.83 per participant (based on challenges run in 2019).

Find out how to raise money

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Charity Success Stories

Aid For Education
Aid For Education

51 active participants
13.9 million
steps walked

"Thank you for helping to make this a successful fundraising event."

Maggie's Cancer Care
Maggie's Cancer Care

229 Participants
75 Million
Steps Walked

"With the help of BTC were able to transform one of our flagship physical events into a virtual one, raising more than what we normally do."

Orchardhill Parish Church
Orchardhill Parish Church

57 Participants
18 Million Steps Walked

"We surprised ourselves by the distance we were able to cover together!"

Big Team Challenge Features

We're constantly upgrading our system and adding new features

Your Organisation's Logo

Your Own Branding

Add your logo to the website and app to help increase brand visibility.

Our website and iPhone and Android Apps sitting beside each other.

Website and Apps

Easy access for all your participants using our web, iOS and Android versions of your challenge.

Sync your steps using our apps or smart devices

Sync Your Steps

Step challenge users can sync their steps from Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Health and Google Fit.

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Custom Registration Questions

Capture extra information from your registrants, such as payroll number or branch location.

A virtual map route

Challenge Customisation

Choose how long your step count challenge lasts, what route you walk and who can take part.

An email invite

Built-in communication

Send regular updates to participants via email and push notifications from your private admin page.

Android and Apple mobile app

iPhone and Android Apps

Native apps for iPhone and Android give users a fun and easy way to interact with the challenge.

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User Invites

Team leaders can invite users to join the system and automatically invite them into their team.

User participation reports

Weekly Reports

From your private admin page you will be able to download CSV reports with valuable user data.

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Passcode Locking

Choose to lock your challenge so that only users with a passcode can register.

3 leaderboards showing how teams compared in different criteria

Leaderboard Segments

Split your leaderboard into different segments for different departments, branches, etc.

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GPS Tracking

Built-in GPS tracking within the smartphone apps allows users to track their step count.

Get in touch

Sometimes it's just a little easier to have a human talk you through pricing and all the ways you can customise your own exercise challenge.

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