Walk 60 Miles in August - FAQs

These are the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions about our Walk 60 Miles in August challenge

When does the challenge start and finish?

It begins on Sunday 1 August and ends on Tuesday 31 August

Is there a registration fee?

No. It is free to register, we just ask that you raise as much as you can.

Every £1 will help support our work to reach all 100,000 babies needing neonatal care every year in the UK.

How do I register to take part?

Join the Walk 60 Miles in August for Bliss Facebook group and follow the links to sign up to the challenge and create your Facebook Fundraiser!

I’ve signed up – what next?

Follow the instructions in the Facebook Group to register for your your free t-shirt and tracker sheet. Make sure you’ve set up your Facebook Fundraiser, and start telling your friends and family all about the Walk 60 Miles in August facebook challenge!

How do I get my t-shirt?

T-shirt packs will be sent out in batches during the month of July. If you t-shirt doesn’t arrive by August 1st, please email us.

Please be aware that there may be delays to some Royal Mail deliveries due to COVID-19. We are aware that some delivery offices are short staffed at times due to staff having to self isolate.

My family want to do the challenge with me, can they have t-shirts?

That’s great! If they’re fundraising too, simply ask them to complete the registration form and we will send them their t-shirt and tracker. If they're not fundraising and just taking on the challenge with you, we ask that you purchase t-shirts from the Bliss Shop.

How do I keep track of my miles and share my progress?

You can use the Bliss tracker sheet to track your miles throughout the month! This will be sent to you with your t-shirt, or you can download it here. There are a number of free apps that you can download onto your smart phone that can help you track how far you've been walking.

Some people like to include all the steps, others will only track walks they've done outdoors or on a treadmill.

We have some milestone badges you can use to share your progress on social media and your facebook fundraiser.

Do I have to walk 60 miles at once?

No. We recommend working out your own plan to fit it around your life in August. 60 miles averages out at less than 2 miles per day (around a 40 minute walk). You may wish to do more on some days, and less than others.

Do I need to provide evidence that I have completed the challenge?

No – we trust you! But it’s a great idea to keep everyone updated on your progress by posting updates and pictures on your fundraiser. You can also use our milestone badges to share your progress.

I don’t use Facebook, can I still take part in this challenge?

Yes. Contact us at events@bliss.org.uk if you would like a T-shirt & tracker pack. We recommend using a JustGiving page if you are not able to use facebook.

What is a Facebook Fundraiser?

A fundraising page which is hosted on Facebook and connected to your profile, which makes it really easy for you to share with all your friends. You can set one up with this link –– it’s really quick and simple!

How do I share my Fundraiser with my Facebook friends?

When you set up your page, Facebook will post an update on your news feed to let all your friends know about your fundraiser. It will also let them know when you make any updates to your page, so make sure you’re updating it with your progress!

You can also use the ‘Invite’ button to ask your friends to join your fundraiser.

When will my Facebook Fundraiser close?

If you use the link we have provided, your Fundraiser will close on the 4th September but you can extend your fundraiser for longer if you need to. Please make sure you do this BEFORE the end of the challenge on 31st August.

What if people don’t want to donate on my Facebook Fundraiser?

Don't worry - there are other ways to collect their donations. We simply recommend Facebook Fundraisers for this challenge as they’re easy and hassle-free, but you can download one of our Bliss sponsorship forms to use to collect donations in person or you can set up a JustGiving page.

Any other questions?

Please do ask on the Walk 60 Miles in August facebook group or contact the Bliss Events team by e-mail