Once you have signed up for the challenge and created your fundraising page, you can choose how to track your distance. The easiest way to measure your distance is by connecting your Strava profile to your fundraising page, you can also use a FitBit or activity monitor to track your distance and manually update your online page or use a print at home sponsor form.
It is important to take care when you do this to ensure your privacy settings arenâ€™t sharing details that you donâ€™t want to share. By default, when you create an account your settings will be public. Please take a look at our recommended settings to keep your location information safe online.
Within â€˜Settingsâ€™ go to â€˜Privacy Controlsâ€™ and set all options within â€˜Where You Appearâ€™ to â€˜Followersâ€™ or â€˜No Oneâ€™.
It is likely your start and end points will be your home or workplace, to avoid sharing your home location you can create â€˜Privacy Zonesâ€™. Type an address into the box, and choose a radius size. You can add multiple locations to this list.
If you are particularly concerned about sharing your location online, we advise that you do not use Strava for this challenge. Manually update your distance instead, using one of the other methods.
If you arenâ€™t new to Strava, but donâ€™t want to share your past activities, you can edit your past activities.
Manually Update Your Distance
Keep track of your distance using a FitBit, activity monitor apps or a pedometer. Take screenshots of your activities, showing the distance youâ€™ve travelled and share to your fundraising page. Update after each activity or each week to keep your friends, family and supporters updated with your progress!
Offline Activity Monitoring & Fundraising
Donâ€™t have a smartphone or donâ€™t want to use apps? No problem! Keep a journal and track your distance the old fashioned way using a map and maths! If youâ€™d like to fundraise offline, please click here to download our sponsorship form and print it out at home.
You can run, walk, cycle or dance your way to raise money this Christmas! Get active, get moving and help us fly our virtual Santa from the North Pole to East Anglia this December!
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