Getting Your 5K Fundraiser Started

Every step you take and every dollar you raise will help empower wounded warriors as they take on their next mission.

Whether you are fundraising solo, or with a squad, we know you’ve got what it takes to hit your fundraising goal — which is the ultimate way to help change warriors’ lives. The information below will quickly turn you into a fundraising pro and get you on the path to achieving the greatest impact for America’s wounded warriors.

If you ever need support along the way, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]. We’ve got you!



When you put the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) mission in motion, we’ll reward your fundraising efforts with exclusive 2023 WWP Carry Forward® 5K gear provided by our partner, Basecamp®!

  • Official Carry Forward T-shirt
  • Official Carry Forward Can Cooler
  • Official Carry Forward Hammock
  • Official Carry Forward Insulated Cooler



Once you’ve registered, make sure to download the Carry Forward 5K app (for phone or tablet) available on Apple and Android. All you need to reach your fundraising goals, right at your fingertips!

  • Stay up to date on your fundraising progress
  • Get notifications when you receive donations
  • Text your fundraising page link to the contacts in your phone
  • Get pre-written messages to share via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, or Snapchat
  • Track all your training leading up to your 5K
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Whether you're a first-time fundraiser or seasoned pro, we're here to help make it fun and easy. Below are templates and other tools to help your squad reach its goal.

Getting Your Virtual Squad Started

Virtual Squad Leader Checklist

Virtual Squad Goals Worksheet

A-Z Fundraising Guide

Live Streaming Guide

Fundraising Incentives



Did you know those who fundraise on Facebook raise an average of $150 more?

By using our custom Facebook tool, you can connect your WWP fundraising page directly to a Facebook Fundraiser. This allows you to easily collect donations on Facebook and have them automatically display on your WWP fundraising page — it’s pretty magical! (Note: you must activate your Facebook Fundraiser through your Dashboard for everything to work correctly.)


It takes 3 minutes or less to get set up. Here’s how:


Step 1: Log in to your fundraising dashboard and select “Create a Facebook Fundraiser."

Step 2: Log in to Facebook and allow access to your Carry Forward fundraising page.

Step 3: Head to Facebook to view your fundraiser and customize your fundraising message.

That’s it! Your Facebook Fundraiser is now connected. You can share your Facebook Fundraiser and ask your friends and family to give.

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