Sweat For Impact 2021
Waves of Hope
31900.91km traveled out of 32300.00km
This challenge is completed! 🎉 Please open/download the atlasGO: Wellbeing app to log your activities and make them count!
Join our group of sweaty changemakers in fighting hunger!
For the month of January 2021 a community of people from across Canada and beyond, who love to get fit and do good at the same time, will come together to provide food for families in need in Nicaragua. When you purchase Tenfed merchandise, you increase your impact and provide food to families in need in Canada as well.
Join us as we collectively walk, run, bike, hike, swim, yoga or convert our favorite fitness activities into 6,287 km, the distance from Ottawa, Canada to Managua, Nicaragua.
All participants who reach their individual goal will be entered into a raffle for prizes!
Click "Sign Up Now" to register. You will receive a link by email to redeem your ticket and to create your atlasGO account.
Download the atlasGO app on your mobile device from the App Store, Google Play, or by visiting atlasgo.org/download. Login with the same credentials you used when you created your account and you are ready to GO!
If you have any troubles joining the race, please reach out to the atlasGO support team, they are happy to help.
Waves of Hope and Rise Up Kids are collaborating to provide COVID-19 relief to people in Nicaragua. While projects typically focus on long-term sustainability, COVID-19 has left many people without the basic necessities of life, including food.
Waves of Hope is a Canadian based non-profit organization working in northern Nicaragua to help alleviate poverty and create a better future for all. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our local community through education, development and volunteer efforts.
Unfortunately as the coronavirus continues to spread, its devastating effects are being felt around the world. Some regions have been particularly hard hit, especially in developing countries and low-income communities. Recent shutdowns are having a severely negative impact on many communities in Nicaragua, many of which are still recovering from economic hardship caused by political unrest during the summer of 2018. Together we share the common goal of making sure that families have access to food, clean water, healthcare, emergency supplies and other essential items. We are currently sponsoring 120 families with their basic weekly provisions but there are many more in need and the situation is only getting worse. Our aim is to provide this support long enough to ensure families have enough food and the basic essentials to maintain their health.
Rise Up Kids supports the needs of children living within the local community at our home base in Nicaragua. We do this by creating, implementing and supporting sustainable projects that are focused on the development and well-being of children in our communities. We believe that together with our donors, we can accomplish greater things and take on projects that will change the lives of young Nicaraguans and future generations to come.
Tenfed is a clothing company based in Toronto that offers unique yet meaningful, everyday apparel. Tenfed launched in August 2015 with a mission to help feed as many hungry children as possible. For every Tenfed item that is sold, TEN meals are provided to feed hungry children around the globe.
So far to date, Tenfed has been able to help provide over 300,000 meals around the world, including locally here in Canada. For every item sold in 2020, all of the meals are being donated to Canadians in need to help local families with food insecurity during the COVID-19 Pandemic
You will receive a 20% discount code on purchasing any Tenfed merchandise.
You will participate in the Race Against Hunger on the atlasGO app. You will be able to track your activities, post sweaty selfies, and share virtual high-fives with the community.
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Who can participate?
Everyone is invited to join the challenge. The more the merrier. Please share with your friends, family and colleagues.
I don't find the atlasGO App on the App Store or on Google Play
If you are participating from China or from other countries with limited access to Google Play or the App Store, please use this link to download the app to participate in the Challenge.
How can I post a photo on the feed?
After submitting your activity on the GO screen, click on the share button. You will be able to either take a picture or choose one from your library. You can also add a comment if you like and share your picture on other social media channels outside of atlasGO. As soon as you have shared your photo it will appear on the feed.
Why does the app not allow me to import my steps from Fitbit or another app?
We don't allow importing steps as the challenge promotes conscious workouts such as walks, hikes or runs. Importing daily steps that also include all the steps you take at home is therefore not enabled.
Why does the app tell me that I can't add more miles?
For all activities, the application puts an upper cap to make sure our users don't put an unrealistic number by mistake, as an example 22 hours of baking instead of 22 minutes of baking. The cap is set for a period of 24 hours and if you think you weren't able to add all your activities because of a cap, you can always reach out to email@example.com and ask them to add your additional activity.
What will happen when the challenge is over?
We invite you to continue using the atlasGO app. We have a variety of Virtual Races that you can check out on virtualraces.org or you can plant trees with the atlasGO free Community Challenge.
How can I check the activity leaderboard to see my / my team's fundraising total?
On the app, head to the ‘GO’ page, click on the trophy on the top right, and see how your team is doing. Clicking on each team will also give you individual leaderboards to see who is leading in each team. Remember, it’s not compulsory to join a team!
I joined the wrong team - can I switch teams?
Yes. Click on the bottom navigation bar on the ‘team’ button. It is the icon that looks like a heart. Click on the three little dots next to the team icon to access your team settings. You can choose to leave the team and join or create another team there.
Is there a way to see how the challenge is progressing?
Yes, all the detailed stats, your posts, and how much the challenge has progressed is visible on the atlasGO app and on this dashboard.
How can I talk to my teammates?
Click on the bottom navigation bar on the ‘team’ button. It is the icon that looks like a heart. That’s your team chat. You can write in there to communicate with your teammates. If you would like to disable notifications for the team chat you can edit by clicking on the three little dots next to the team icon.
How can I find and follow a friend? The easiest way to find and follow a friend is to use the search function on top of the feed. You can also click on their profile on the feed above each post or while visiting the leaderboard to give your friend a follow. On the leaderboards, check out the “Following” leaderboard to see how you are doing compared to your peers.
How can I see my activities and previous shares?
On the bottom of the navigation bar, click on your profile (button on the right). To make any edits to your profile name or add a photo click on the three little dots at the top right of your screen. You will also find your stats, activities, and shares on the profile page.
atlasGO has an option to track distance-based activities by GPS tracking but it does not seem to work properly. What is wrong?
Depending on many external factors, tracking can be inaccurate sometimes. Here are a couple of ways you can improve accuracy:
Make sure you are outside. We can not track your activity indoors. It is difficult to catch the right satellite signal indoors. For optimal accuracy please add your activity manually if you are running on a treadmill or if you are walking in a building. You can do this by clicking on the “+” sign on the GO screen. Make sure you activated localization. We can not track your activity if tracking is not activated. Please allow tracking by going to your settings. Fully charge your battery. When your phone is on low battery or if you use the battery saving option tracking services will be less accurate. Please update the app. We continuously work on improving accuracy. You might be on an old app version. A full refresh is the best way to avoid issues. Delete atlasGO and download it again.
For best results with GPS tracking iOS:
For best results with GPS tracking Android:
1. Be sure you have installed the latest version of the atlasGO App. 2. Reset network and location warnings in settings, and reboot device. 3. Make sure your phone’s battery saving mode is turned off as that can affect GPS.
4. If none of the above work, please delete & re-install the app to see if this helps.
5. If you continue to have issues with GPS tracking please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you.
IF ALL OF THESE TIPS AND TRICKS DON’T HELP YOU HAVE THE POSSIBILITY TO LOG YOUR ACTIVITIES AND DISTANCE MANUALLY
Can I use the App abroad?
Yes, you can but please be aware that our GPS tracking requires you to have an internet connection at the end of a fitness session so consider potential roaming costs whilst tracking your activity.
Which software does the app require?
Please update the app to the latest iOS or Android version to make sure it runs smoothly.
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Whom can I contact if I have difficulties downloading or using the app?
If this FAQ section does not answer your question or technical issue contact us at email@example.com and we will try to help you as soon as possible!