Frequently Asked Questions

What is If Girls Ran the World?

If Girls Ran the World is a virtual running and fundraising event that will bring together thousands of women across the country to join in a one of a kind adventure to collectively and virtually run around the world to benefit charities that empower girls globally.

What do you mean, virtually run? Do I actually run?

Yes. Participants can run (or walk) in your own neighborhood and track your miles using fitness tracking apps like Strava or MapMyFitness, or manually during the month long virtual challenge. Your mileage is added to the group’s collective effort and automatically populates to your everydayhero fundraising page, which you can use to seek support from friends or family for one of our featured charities. You run on your time, at your pace, wherever and whenever it works for you.

How far do I have to run?

It’s up to you. Whether you run 1 mile, 10 miles or 1,000 miles, you set your own goal. Challenge yourself. Run often. Run happy. Run to feel good. Run to do good. The event goes from October 1 – 31, so get out and run. Run daily to win cool prizes and unlock fun rewards. Share your runs on social and inspire others to join the movement. Every time you log your miles, you add to our collective effort. Together, we’ll see how many times we can circle the globe to benefit charities that empower girls around the world.

Can I walk?

Yep. Of course.

When does the challenge start and finish?

If Girls Ran the World officially starts on October 1st. However, you can start fundraising and training any time after you register. If you connect your fitness app, you’re miles will populate to your fundraising page, however, we wont start calculating collective distance until October 1. The event will close at midnight Pacific time on October 31st, 2016.

Do I have to fundraise?

It is not a requirement to fundraise, but we highly recommend it. It’s kind of the whole point.

What if I can't find the charity I want to support?

Don't see the cause that’s closest to your heart on our home page? Choose the square that reads “Choose a Different Cause”. You’ll be prompted to register, and after you complete your registration, you’ll be prompted to create your everydayhero fundraising page.

As you are creating your page you will see a field which reads “Charity” with a little magnifying glass. When you click on that field, you’ll be able to search for the charity that you want to fundraise for. We recommend you use the exact name, even better searching by using the charity's EIN for accuracy. If you still can’t find your cause, don't worry, simply email us at hello@everydayhero.com and we'll get you set up. Please note that the charity must be a 501(c)3 organization.

Can I run on a treadmill?

Of course! If the great outdoors isn’t your thing and you’d prefer to hit the gym, that’s fine! Just remember to take note of how many miles you clock up each session and update the mile counter on your fundraising page. If you’re running inside, consider running in Banff, or Monterey, or Tibet… Thanks to our partnership with RunSocial… you can literally run around the world.

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

Simply fill out our form here and we’ll get your charity added as soon as possible. There are multiple ways charities can to participate in this unique, turnkey fundraising campaign. As a beneficiary you can create a team and encourage supporters to participate and fundraise for your cause. As a featured charity, you’ll receive additional training and coaching on how to maximize your fundraising, as well as additional marketing, and visibility within the campaign.

Can I create a team?

Yes, absolutely. We encourage it! Simply navigate to the right hand side of your supporter page and select “Create Team”. Name your team and update your team page. Learn more about creating your team and adding your friends here.

Apart from just being really good fun, exercising in a group is a great motivator. Everything is better with friends.

What is a Team Leader?

A Team Leader is anyone who wants to create a team and rally their friends to join the movement.

How do I manually log my miles on my page?

Log in to your everydayhero fundraising page. Find the running figure under the field that allows you to post updates to your page. Once you click on the figure, you will see a window that will provide you the opportunity to fill in the details of your workout including the type, length, duration, and time. Click on the fields highlighted in green to change the content of your post. Click "Post" to see the manual workout added to your fitness totals.

How do I connect my MapMyFitness?

  1. Log in to your everydayhero account by visiting ifgirlsrantheworld.com and clicking the 'Log in' button in the top right corner.
  2. Enter the email address and password you registered with, then click 'Submit'
  3. You'll then be taken to your dashboard. From there click on your name in the top right corner, then select 'Account' from the dropdown menu
  4. To connect your MapMyFitness account to your everydayhero account, you'll need to click on "Manage Connections" on the right side.
  5. Then click on the blue 'Connect' button in the MapMyFitness section.

View more here.

How do I connect my Strava?

  1. Log in to your everydayhero account by visiting ifgirlsrantheworld.com and clicking the 'Log in' button in the top right corner.
  2. Enter the email address and password you registered with, then click 'Submit'.
  3. You'll then be taken to your dashboard. From there click on your name in the top right corner, then select 'Account' from the dropdown menu.
  4. To connect your Strava account to your everydayhero account, you'll need to click on "Manage Connections" on the right side.
  5. Select the 'Strava' button. Then click on the orange 'Connect' button in the Strava section.
  6. Follow the prompts to approve the connection between your everydayhero account and your Strava account.
  7. Congratulations!

Learn more here.

My fundraising goal is $250 - how do I change it?

Log In to your everydayhero fundraising page and you will see your fundraising goal near the top of the page. Simply click “Edit Fundraising Page” and you will be able to update the amount on the next screen.

What else can I do with my online fundraising page?

  • Add a profile picture (so people know it’s you!)
  • Add a personal story to let everyone know why you are taking part in If Girls Ran the World and how many Miles you plan to conquer
  • Post updates of your progress to keep your donors and potential donors in the loop. Write about your latest session and even take a photo of the view! You can also choose to share these updates via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
  • Share your URL with friends, family and colleagues via e-mail and social media – the more people you ask, the more people will donate!

What is everydayhero and how do I use it?

everydayhero is an online fundraising platform which you can use to collect your donations. You can set up your fundraising page as you register. You can access your page by clicking the login button above. If you forgot to create your page when you registered, you can do so here.

How do I get help with my everydayhero fundraising page?

If you need help using your fundraising page, making a donation, or anything else everydayhero related, our dedicated support team can help you out. Check out our Sidekick Support Center website.

Not only does this help with all the technical kinds of things, it’s also got lots of tried and tested tips to help give your fundraising an extra push. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please email us at hello@everydayhero.com or call us at (213) 293-1133

I have a promotional code, how do I use it?

Hurray, you have a promo code! To use it, first go to ifgirlsrantheworld.com and click register. Choose your cause or select “Choose a Different Cause”. Once you click, you’ll be directed to register. On that page you will see the green registration button—click that. In the pop-up window that comes up you will see “Enter Promotional Code” in the right hand corner of the window. Enter your code and finish your registration!

Cancellation Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable.