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 runner/walker? Click here for details.
If you have further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. What does pledging to the run mean, exactly?
By committing to this event, and pledging to raise money for its success, you are helping us accomplish our mission of expanding the number of minority professionals in the field of disaster and hazard research and practice.
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 the next generation of field academics and practitioners that Bill so believed in!
3 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.
4. 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.
5. Is the 5K only for Runners?
No! The Disaster Dash is designed as an opportunity for fun and fitness in support of our field and the work that the BAF is doing to support current work as well as the next generation of leaders.
6. Do you run alone or as a team?
Either! Participants can run alone or create their own team. All individuals and team members may participate on site on race day or virtually.
Due to the restrictions and recommendations related to COVID-19, we ask that you act in accordance with the public health guidelines and recommendations in your area. If you choose to run in a group, please plan to limit that group to your own household or a group otherwise permitted in the area where you reside.
7. 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.