Will The May 50K go ahead in 2020 given the current COVID-19 developments in Australia?
Yes. The May 50K is a virtual fitness and fundraising challenge, which is highly interactive and can be completed on your own anywhere in Australia, with minimal risk to others – even in the comfort of your own home, backyard or local park.
Raising funds for life-changing MS research is now more important than ever. In this uncertain time it is crucial that we remember the importance of funding medical research, and that people living with MS still need better treatments, prevention and ultimately a cure. We now need your help more than ever!
It’s important that we stay fit and healthy during this time by looking after our physical and mental well-being. The May 50K is a great way to combine the two! Get active, stay connected as a community and help us keep driving the change that we all want to see, freedom from MS.
Let’s come together as a community to show that nothing will stop us from leaving MS where it belongs, behind us.
For the latest updates and information on COVID-19 and MS, please click here.
I’ve shared my page on Facebook asking for donations using the Facebook Donate button. Will the funds I raise come to MS Research Australia?
Yes, they will, however, we currently advise that you don’t use the Facebook Donate button to raise funds for your fundraiser as we can’t link any donations back to your fundraising page. If you’ve already set up a post, we ask that you:
- Delete the post, as this is the only way to remove the Facebook Donate button,
- Create a new Facebook post and share the link to your fundraising page without adding the ‘Donate’ button.
Why aren’t the donations that I’m receiving through Facebook showing up on my fundraising page?
Facebook donations are handled and held by a third party, so we can’t sync these donations with The May 50K campaign due to limitations with the Facebook Donate button functionality. Given these limitations, we advise you not to use the Facebook Donate button to raise funds.
If you’d like your friends and family to donate to you, we encourage you to share the link to your fundraising page on your social media pages instead.
Why can’t you sync my donations?
Facebook donations are handled and held by a third party, and Facebook doesn’t have the functionality to sync donations to a fundraisers page at the moment. We’re working with Facebook to try to find a solution for the future, but
If people have donated to me through Facebook, will MS Research Australia still receive the funds?
Yes, if you have selected ‘Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia’ as your charity of choice, we’ll receive the funds. However, there will be a slight delay.
Is my donation via Facebook secure?
When and where is The May 50K?
The May 50K is an online fitness challenge which runs for one month from 1st May 2020 to 31st May 2020. You decide where and when to complete your challenge.
What do I have to do?
Wherever you live, whatever your fitness level, you can decide when and where to complete The May 50K. Really don’t like to run or walk? You could complete the challenge in a way that works best for you. If you are a wheelchair user, you can adjust the kilometres in a way that will be challenging for you. Setting a challenging personal goal will make it more likely others will sponsor you.
Can I swim or cycle my May 50K?
Absolutely! It’s up to you to decide where or how to complete The May 50K.
How do I join a team?
You can join a public team by clicking on the "Join us" button on the teams fundraising page. If the team is set to private you will need to ask the team captain to send you an invite.
How do I reset my password?
Login to your the May 50K account and head to your dashboard. Click on ‘My account’ and select ‘Reset Password’.
Where do the funds go that I raise?
Every dollar you raise will go towards MS Research Australia’s national fundraising campaign, Kiss Goodbye to MS.
MS Research Australia is the largest Australian not-for-profit organisation dedicated to funding, coordinating, educating and advocating for MS research as part of the worldwide effort to solve MS.`
Thank you for helping us leave MS where it belongs, behind us.
How do I update my fundraising goal?
Login to your The May 50K account and head to your dashboard. Click on ‘Edit my page’ and update your fundraising goal.
My Fitness Activity
How do I log my kilometres online?
For detailed instructions on how to link your fundraising page to your fitness app, please click here.
You can log your
- Link your page to a fitness tracker or app
We are linked to FitBit,
You can use your smartphone to download FitBit,
Please allow 24 hours for your activity to show up on your fundraising page.
- Log your kilometres manually
To log kilometres manually, simply
Can I start recording my kilometres in the lead up to May?
You certainly can! But we will reset your kilometres to zero on 1 May 2020.
Is The May 50K merchandise available?
- The first 630 fundraisers who raise $250 (and participated in 2019) will receive a FREE ‘All Stars’ t-shirt.
- The first 630 fundraisers who raise $250 will receive a FREE The May 50K t-shirt.