Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I begin?
Want to Participate?
Just register here and join us!
You can now create and manage your own personal page, share your photos, goals and get sponsors.
Want to sponsor a participant? Click here for details.
If you have further questions, please contact Kelly Wallis at 281-635-1021 or [email protected]
2. What are the Race Options and Schedules?
The Race is a non-competetive 5K Run/Walk, with a gathering time at the Memorial Park at 8AM EST.
3. What Does Pledging to the Run Mean, Exactly?
By committing to this event, and pledging to raise money for its success, you are helping raise invaluable funds to give children with Sanfilippo Syndrome a chance at life. A chance every child or young adult, like Abby, deserves.
We are dedicated to this underserved population and all proceeds raised from the Run will allow us to fund research that will lead to clinical trials to treat or cure Sanfilippo Syndrome. With your support, we can make a difference and bring HOPE to parents. HOPE that maybe they will not have to watch their child fade away, suffer, and die. Because of the rapidly degenerative nature of the disease, it is truly a RACE for these children like Abby. Thank you for racing for them.
We wish you all the success possible. Train, set and achieve new goals, enjoy the race… and get all the sponsors you can, so when you cross that finish line, we will all be winners – you, and all the Sanfilippo children and families that need our help!
4. How can my sponsors submit payment?
Online contributions can be made by credit card on the runner's personalized page found on this website. Just make sure to tell your sponsors to select your name from the list of runners.
5. I am concerned that I might not be able to raise the required funds. Will I be able to do it?
Even if you've never raised money before, our materials and strategies will make it easy for you to solicit and collect sponsorships from friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and others. Experience has shown that it is not only possible, but enjoyable, to set and reach your goals. Please refer to the sample letters found on your personal fundraising page center, that explains the programs the Run supports, and you will be surprised to see how quickly friends, family, and co-workers will respond to your request to help this wonderful cause. Just remember to make it personal as well, as you want them to know that they are sponsoring YOU and YOUR efforts! And, as many companies offer charitable donation matching programs, make sure to ask your sponsors to check with their employers, as it will help you meet your goal ever more quickly.
6. Is the Walk/Run only for Runners?
No! It's a Walk/Run and is designed as a day of fun and fitness for all ages and levels. We look forward to a fun and exciting community gathering.
7. Do You Run Alone or as a Team?
Either! Participants can run alone or run as a group. Whatever you like!
8. I have never run a race. Will I be able to finish a 5K?
Absolutely! 5K is about 3.1 miles, and remember it is just for fun. You can go at whatever pace you like...run, jog or walk. Many people walk. And on the day of the Run, come early to do some pre-run/walk stretches and warm-ups, and you'll be ready to go!
10. Is there a refund/exchange policy?
Yes. If a donation was made accidentally or for the wrong amount, simply make us aware of the issue and we will be happy to make any necessary refunds, changes or corrections. Race registration fees are not refundable.
11. Is parking available?
No specific parking for the event is available, so please allow sufficient time to find parking near Memorial Park and time for registration.