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!
So what does the event involve?
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.
What sort of activity can I do?
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.
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I can’t run 83km! I’ll die!
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.
I can’t do a physical activity. Does that mean I can’t participate?
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.
Is anything not allowed?
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.
Is there an age limit?
No, but anyone under 18 will need to have a consent form submitted by a parent or guardian.
Is there a minimum amount I have to raise?
There is no specific amount of money you need to raise but we ask that each participant obtain a minimum of 5 pledges.
How do I show you what I’ve done?
Once the event is over please fill in an E4K participation form and provide links to any images or photos of your activity.
How will the money raised be spent?
The money raised will ensure Random Acts can continue to do acts such as these.
Can I participate if I live outside the US?
Absolutely! The event is open to anyone who wishes to participate.
Can we take part as a group?
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.
Can I donate without a credit card?
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.Donate via PayPal
Where can I get E4K gear?
How can I promote the event?
We have banners and graphics available for your website or blog. Please feel free to download these.
Below are tag templates that you can download and use for your E4K activities.