What is Croí's Couch to Wild Atlantic Way?
Croí’s Couch to Wild Atlantic Way is a virtual mission where your team can embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of life by walking, jogging or running the distance of this spectacular coastal route over six weeks. Contact us to get set up and then start moving down the Wild Atlantic Way on our virtual map!
How can my team get involved?
Contact us to get your team page set up on iDonate. We will give you all the instructions and support you need to take it from there. Once your team page is ready, you can start your challenge any time you like!
How much does it cost?
The registration cost is just €15 per person. Each participant will receive a limited edition, eco-friendly Couch to Wild Atlantic Way Medal.
If you would like to sign up as a corporate, club or family team, please contact email@example.com.
Do I have to complete the entire Wild Atlantic Way distance?
No – this is a team challenge so the distance of the route will be shared between the team.
Any individual kilometres that you log to your fundraising page will added to the team’s collective distance and will help to move the team marker along the route.
How do I create a team?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you set up your team challenge.
Am I required to fundraise?
Anyone who raises over €50 will receive our NEW Couch to Wild Atlantic Way limited edition, thinsulate, beanie hat. All funds raised will enable us to continue providing our vital support to those suffering from heart disease and stroke.
Here are some helpful tips to help you reach this goal:
- Use the ‘Share’ button on your iDonate fundraising page to share it with friends and family via WhatsApp and social media and ask them to support you.
- Bring attention to your mission on social media by sharing photos and videos from your walk, jog or run activities – show everyone what you are doing! Include a link to your fundraising page in your posts.
- Share a social media post highlighting your distance covered or funds raised to date.
- Encourage others to sign up as a team and compete against your team in the same mission.
- Share your fundraising page URL in an email with work colleagues, friends and family, or even create a WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger group and share the link with your friends.
- Use the hashtag #CouchtoWAW and tag @croiheartstroke when sharing content on social media to help us to raise awareness of the challenge.
How can I fundraise for the challenge?
You can fundraise for Croí on your Wild Atlantic Way challenge a number of ways, including:
- Through your iDonate team or personal fundraising page. Share your fundraising page on social media, by email, message or Whatsapp using the share button on your page.
- Create a Facebook Fundraiser in aid of Croí, learn more here – https://www.facebook.com/fund/CroiHeartStroke/
- Use a sponsorship card, contact email@example.com and we will post a card to you.
How do I set up my iDonate page?
Contact us to get a team page set up for your challenge.
We will send you a link to your team page, where you can click a button to create a personal fundraising page.
You will then receive an email from iDonate to activate your personal fundraising page and once activated, it will be connected to your team page.
How do I access my iDonate page?
Firstly, contact us to get your team page set up.
We will then send you the link to your team page where you can click a button to create a personal fundraising page.
You will then receive an email to activate your personal fundraising page.
Once activated, you will receive an email with the link to your personal fundraising page.
How do I edit my iDonate page?
Once you have activated your personal fundraising page, you will receive an email from iDonate with the login details for your fundtaiser account.
Login using these details to make edits to your fundraising page e.g. upload a profile photo, log your kilometres completed, add your personal story, change your fundraising target etc.
How do I record my steps or the distance I walk, jog or run?
Most mobile phones come with a built in pedometer/step counter. This is an app that can count the steps you take per day. If you do not have one on your phone it is very easy to download a pedometer app.
You can manually enter your kilometres/steps on the iDonate Dashboard Page by clicking ‘Edit page’ and clicking the ‘My Training’ tab.’ Note: you enter total km’s completed to date here, including your most recent activity.
Alternatively, if you have a preferred fitness app such as Strava or MapMyFitness, you can link it to your iDonate page. See this link here for more details.
If you are still experiencing issues please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I track my progress?
If you log your kilometres completed in your iDonate fundraiser account, they will show on your personal fundraising page. They will also feed into your team page.
On your mission team page, you will see a map with your route along the Wild Atlantic Way. Here, you will be able to see the marker move along the route according to the distance that you and your team cover, each time any of you get out for a walk, jog or run.
How can I change the dates that my fitness trackers records on my iDonate page?
If you want to adjust the dates that your distance will be recorded from, see here.
How do I get to experience the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way during this challenge?
On your mission page you will be able to see your route taken from the Wild Atlantic Way.
On this map you will see landmark icons which, once clicked, will reveal spectacular videos of some of the most magical locations along your Wild Atlantic Way Route.
What are health benefits to increasing how many steps I walk per day?
Recent research strongly suggests that doing more steps per day significantly decreases a person’s risk of dying prematurely. One study reported that increasing our daily step counts by approximately 2,000 steps significantly reduces blood pressure. It has also been found that a greater number of steps per day is associated with reduced body weight and improved blood sugar control.
Our mental health also benefits from taking more steps per day. A large international workplace intervention called “Happy Feet” asked employees to walk 10,000 steps per day for 100 days. Positive changes to well-being and reductions in stress, anxiety and depression were described. Interestingly, these changes to mental health occurred regardless of whether or not the employees reached the 10,000 step target. So the take home message is to move more and you will feel better!