2km A Day In May: Challenge FAQs

When does the challenge begin? Registrations and fundraising commenced on March 28th 2022. Your official 2km A Day In May challenge & fundraiser begins on the 1st May and run until the 31st May, 2022. 

Is it free to register? Yes! We want you to be part of our fitness challenge. 

Do I have to fundraise? Yes please – every dollar you raise will go to Australian Cancer Research Foundation, to help fund research that seeks to progress and transform the way we prevent, detect and treat all cancers. 

Will I receive any incentives? Of course! You will receive a free Australian Cancer Research Foundation bucket hat when you first sign-up! We will also send you a May calendar, so you can keep track of your progress as you go.  

What if I run or walk more than 2km a day during May? You are an ACRF superstar! Every km you walk or run can be dedicated to a person impacted with cancer. Your physical and fundraising efforts as part of this challenge will help advance all areas of cancer research – prevention, detection, and treatment. 

If I miss a day, can I do 4kms on the following day to catch up? Of course! You can even catch up on three days in one if you like – it’s up to you. 
What will my 2km a Day donation go towards funding?  Your donation will go towards funding research projects that push boundaries and blaze new trials. ACRF has awarded 81 grants totaling over $171 million to 43 Australian research institutions. From small vaccines to big machines, our funding has supported some of the greatest outcomes in cancer research across Australia.  

What fundraising support can I expect? We want your fundraising experience to be fun and rewarding! Once you sign up to the challenge and join our FB group, you’ll gain full support from our community. The ACRF team will also provide tips and resources to ensure your fundraising is a success! 

Are donations tax deductible? Yes, they are! A receipt will be sent to the email address linked to your Facebook account. You can show this receipt when filing your tax return.  

When will I receive my bucket hat and calendar? For those who registered before the 20th of April, you will receive your kit within the week. More recent registrants, expect your pack within 5-10 business days following registration.  

How do I find my fundraising page? Your fundraising page will be visible on your Facebook profile. Simply visit your own page to find the link there.  

Can my friend / family member donate if they are not on Facebook? You need a Facebook profile to donate to a Facebook fundraiser. You can ask them to give you money to donate on their behalf, or ask them to donate to ACRF directly via our website or by giving us a call.  

How do I track my progress in May? That’s up to you! We will send you a May calendar so you can cross off each day as you go, but you can choose to track your progress however you like.  

If you have any other questions, please get in touch with ACRF’s fundraising team via email: fundraising@acrf.com.au