Here’s a fundraising challenge not for the faint of heart or foot. Of course, you will need access to snow. Similar in nature to the popular “Polar Plunge”, the Barefoot in the Snow challenge requires participants to walk or run a certain distance barefoot in the snow. It’s harder than it sounds. You will need to keep your course short in order to prevent any possibility of someone getting frostbite (check with a medical professional). Equally as challenging is to require participants to stand out in the snow for as long as they can. You can even shake things up by adding a couple of simple challenges or tasks that participants have to complete.
All you’ll need to set up this fundraiser is a good amount of snow on the ground, places to sit, warm towels, timers and plenty of coffee and hot chocolate. It is also recommended that you limit the maximum amount of time a participant can remain barefoot in the snow as recommended by a medical professional and have a medical professional standing by. Remember, this is all for fun and you don’t want to risk injury. Prior to the day of the event, participants can collect sponsorship money on your behalf for every minute they can stay out in the snow or for just being able to stand out in the snow for a set period of time.
You can print up and sell t-shirts which state “I Survived the (fill in the blank) Barefoot in the Snow Challenge! Waivers will need to be signed.
You’ll want to start promoting this fundraiser at least 2-months in advance. Be sure to promote heavily on all your social media channels. Also, create posters and flyers that you can place throughout the community.