Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Charity Miles is an app that donates a certain amount of money to the charity of your choice based on how far you run, walk or bike.
Charity Miles is a motivational tool for individuals, and a fundraising tool for charities. The app makes it incredibly easy for anyone to become a sponsored athlete, as . The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the Wounded Warrior Project, Stand Up To Cancer, Red, Autism Speaks, Every Mother Counts, Achilles International, Partnership for a Healthier America, Feeding America, ASPCA, and many more. Bikers earn 10 cents each mile they complete, while walkers and runners earn 25 cents per mile, leading up to a built-in sponsorship pool of $1,000,000. Although as of now there’s no way to raise above the $1 million mark which Charity Miles has already managed to secure, you can choose to which charities that money is allocated.
Charity Miles tracks your running, walking or biking progress in a manner similar to the Nike Plus app — which uses your smart phone’s built-in GPS technology to calculate how far (and how fast) you’ve gone. The app maps your route, giving you instant feedback for how you should plan your next workout session. Using the app is also great motivation. While apps like the aforementioned Nike Plus have features like having a woman chime in to give you encouragement as you progress along your run, the motivation with Charity Miles is inherent. The more you run, the more money you raise for the charity of your choice. The app is an amazing idea: the more you work towards bettering your own health, the more money you can raise for the betterment of others.