Several weeks ago I wrote about Running Tips for Beginners and today I’m sharing a way to make your runs (or walks) even more worthwhile…through the Charity Miles app!
Charity Miles logs your mileage when you’re walking, running, or biking and then participating companies donate money (based on how far you go) to the charity of your choice. It’s so simple.
Walking/running earns up to 25 cents per mile, while biking earns up to 10 cents per mile. If you log a lot of miles each week, the donations add up…and it’s not coming from your pocket. This is a great way to give back when you just don’t have the extra cash in your budget to support charities as much as you’d like.
Here’s how you can use Charity Miles today to start earning your favorite charity money…
Step 1. Download the free Charity Miles app (available for Apple and android devices).
Step 2. Open the app on your phone before you head out for your walk/run/bike ride.
Step 3. Scroll through the list of charities and select one. Don’t worry if there are a couple you want to support– you can choose a new one each time you exercise if you want!
Step 4. Select the type of activity.
Step 5. Tap the arrow button to begin. Get moving!
Step 6. Tap the red square to end your workout.
Step 7. View how much money you earned and pat yourself on the back.
Step 8. Thank the company that donated the money by sharing on Facebook or Twitter (optional).
BOOM. You’re done. It’s SO EASY to earn money for a charity AND it encourages you to exercise…a win-win!