What is Roll 1K for MDA?
Roll 1K for MDA is a virtual fundraising event where the challenge is to use wheels of any kind to roll 1KM between Monday 20 September and Sunday 26 September 2021.
While completing the challenge, participants are asked to raise money to help children and adults living with neuromuscular conditions.
During the challenge month (September) we will be sharing stories of the Kiwis you’ll be helping through MDA’s essential Fieldwork Service.
Is it free to take part?
It is free to register, so what are you waiting for?
In the lead up to the challenge, ask your friends and family to sponsor you for your efforts. All money raised will ensure MDA members benefit from our vital Fieldwork Service.
Who can enter?
Anyone can enter. You can register as individuals or teams.
How do I enter?
Register here to get your fundraising page set up and then share with your friends and family so they can support you!
What if I am unable to roll on my own or would prefer to participate by different means?
It’s fine to seek the assistance of a partner if you need help to roll.
Or you can find a challenge that suits you. Feel free to do the event over several days.
Please contact Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Can we Roll 1K for MDA as a team?
Yes, completing the challenge with a team is a great way to enhance your experience and your fundraising! You could create a team with your colleagues from work, a local club you’re a member of or your friends and family.
There is no minimum or maximum limit on the number of people who can join a team. Set up your individual page first and then create your team or join someone else’s team. Tell your mates the team’s name so they can join.
You can also join an existing team by searching for the team’s name in the search bar.
Can my workplace take part?
Yes, you can take part as individuals or create teams within your workplace. After you've registered as an individual there is an option to create a team.
Can we get our school involved?
Yes, you can take part as individuals or create teams. Please contact Kristin at email@example.com to be sent a Schools Info Pack.
How do I record my distance?
Most smart phones have built in distance trackers, or you can use apps such as Strava. You could also use a pedometer. Be sure to log in to your fundraising page to log your 1k.
Can I help without participating in Roll 1K for MDA?
Of course! You can do this by donating to one of the participants or you can donate directly by using the DONATE icon at the top right of the screen.
You can also help to spread the word and encourage other people to take up the challenge!
If you would like to fundraise in a different way, please contact Kristin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the challenge COVID-19 safe? Are there other health risks?
Please ensure that you stay up to date and comply with the latest COVID-19 guidelines in your area. Check www.covid19.govt.nz for the most up to date information.
Your safety comes first. Please ensure that you take care of yourself and any others participating in Roll 1k for MDA before, during and after the challenge and do not endanger your health.
Please follow safety precautions such as wearing a helmet when on a bike, skateboard, roller skates etc. Elbow and knee pads are advisable for anyone who is new to any of these activities, or where balance or coordination might be an issue.
Please consider the location for carrying out your roll – footpaths, school grounds and parks are ideal. Where possible, please avoid rolling on the road and be aware of other people around you, and your surroundings.
If you have any concerns about your health or safety, please seek medical advice before participating.