Last year, hundreds of people all around the world came together to take part in Random Acts’ endurance event. A huge amount of fun was had, as well as money raised so that we continue to conquer the world one random act of kindness at a time. So much fun was had we’ve decided to do it again!
E4K has been postponed from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016. See the announcement here.
In simple terms E4K is a global endurance event. Participants are invited to pick an activity and invite their friends, family and members of the local community to pledge money. The more you do the more you’ll raise and the more acts of kindness you’ll help fund.
That’s entirely up to you. We’re inviting you to be creative with your ideas. If you want to climb as many trees in a forest as you can in a day then go for it. If you want to jog as far as you can backwards then that’s great. Want to jump rope for as long as possible then start practicing now.
E4K will take place over in Spring 2016. Participants are invited to choose one continuous 24 hour period over that weekend for their event. We don’t expect you to go for the full 24 hours of course, but it needs to be a continuous activity for as long as you can manage. So you can’t run for 3 hours one day, 5 hours a day later for example. It would need to be 8 hours all in one go.
Keep your eye on this space for a link to join our Crowdrise team. Once that’s posted, then all you need to do is get your friends and family to pledge for your event. You can download our supporter letter to help you explain to them all about Random Acts and E4K.
To help you keep track of your pledges we have created a pledge form for you to download/print. After the event, you simply need to collect the funds you have raised and ‘donate’ them to your Crowdrise page.
Don’t worry! The event is about endurance, not killing yourself. And it’s not just about running either. It’s about challenging yourself and putting forth the effort and sacrifice to make a big difference in someone else’s life.
While we encourage people to pick a physical activity wherever possible, we appreciate not everyone can do this. Since the event is about endurance and stamina there are other ways you can push yourself. If you’re crafty you could crochet/knit/sew for as long as possible. The writers amongst you could write as much as you can over a set period of time. So long as you’re pushing yourself and can get people to pledge money for you to do it then that’s great.
We’d ask that any activity being performed be done specifically for this event. So if you’ve already committed to running/skipping/writing/knitting for something or someone else it won’t be eligible for this event.
If you choose to make items for your event please note that these cannot be sold and should instead be given away or donated.
For reasons of copyright we also cannot allow any writing or art that does not entirely contain original characters so no fan fiction or fan art can be created as part of this event.
No, but anyone under 18 will need to have a consent form submitted by a parent or guardian.
There is no specific amount of money you need to raise but we ask that each participant obtain a minimum of 5 pledges.
Once the event is over please fill in an E4K participation form and provide links to any images or photos of your activity.
The money raised will ensure Random Acts can continue to do acts such as these.
Absolutely! The event is open to anyone who wishes to participate.
Absolutely! Group activities are more than welcome. The only stipulation is that it must be a continuous event in the same way as it is for individuals. So you can either do your activity in a relay-style where as soon as one person stops the next one continues or you can do it all together at the same time.
Yes, you can! We have now added a PayPal button onto this page and you can also send a check to our P.O. Box. Just make sure you specify whose fundraiser you are donating to and to enter it as an offline donation by going to Manage campaign -> Donation toolkit -> offline donation manager on Crowdrise.
We have a Spreadshirt store, where you can purchase E4K T-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, baseball caps, and water bottles.
We have banners and graphics available. Please feel free to download these or use the code provided below.