We answer your frequently asked questions
You can find answers to some of the most common questions below. If your question still remains unanswered, please use the contact page and we’ll be more than happy to help!
What activity can I do?
Anything you choose! An online fitness class, a walk around the block or a spin on an exercise bike in your home are just some options. The challenge is a great opportunity to try something new everyday or work towards a new skill by the end of the 24 days, particularly when many people are working from home.
Do I need to notify Very Special Kids when I've done my activity?
Not at all, we have trust in you! However, we would love for you to share your journey throughout the challenge – you can post updates and photos to your fundraising page, and if sharing on social media be sure to tag us and use #24daychallenge so we know what you’re up to.
What happens if I miss a day?
It’s no disaster! Just jump back on the following day to complete as much of the challenge as you can.
Can I participate with someone else?
We ask that participants follow government advice regarding outdoor activities, particularly with regards to social distancing. Why not try a FaceTime or Zoom call with a friend, following the same indoor workout? It’s a fun way to complete the challenge with the support from your teammates.
Will the 'normal' 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge be back in 2021?
Absolutely! While the virtual 24 day challenge is a great interim solution, we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Very Special Kids for an even bigger and better event next year.
Fundraising and participation
How much is the event trying to fundraise?
We are aiming to raise $200,000 this year, to support families caring for a child with a life-threatening condition.
How much does it cost to participate?
You don’t need a ticket to take part, instead we ask participants to donate to themselves or fundraise a minimum of $50.
How much do I need to fundraise?
We ask participants to raise a minimum of $50. Of course we would love for you to exceed this, so keep increasing your goal as you reach it. You can visit the ‘Tips & Tricks’ page for some fundraising inspiration.
How do I set up a team?
The team at Very Special Kids will create a team for you that your team members can join. To register a team, contact Sharon on email@example.com
How do I create my fundraising page?
Go to the pink ‘get involved’ button at the top right and follow the prompts to select your team. It only takes a few minutes and then you’re off and running.
Can children take part?
Of course, it’s a great way to keep the family moving while activity and social restrictions are in place.
We can't participate but my organisation would like to support the event, how can we do this?
We are always on the lookout for support of items we can use as fundraising incentives and similar. There is also opportunity for organisations to make a tax deductible donation to Very Special Kids. Contact Sharon on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are in a position to help.