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 support@beinmotion.org or 216-342-4417
 
2. What are the Race Options and Schedules?
Run/walk(s) will take place rain or shine:
  • 5K Run - 9 am sharp
  • 5k Walk – 9 am sharp
  • 1 Mile Family Walk – 9 am sharp
3. What Does Pledging (or selecting a fundraising goal) to Pals In Motion Mean, exactly?
By committing to this event, and pledging to raise money for its success, you are helping raise invaluable funds to enhance the quality of life for those persons living with Parkinson’s disease. InMotion is unique – there is nothing like us in the country, maybe even the world. We are “it” when it comes to offering programs and services in a holistic center for those with Parkinson’s disease and their carepartners, all AT NO COST to them.  We now serve over 1,200 individuals, and are experiencing one new client a day.  Your support allows us to continue to offers these services to help others in our community.
 
4. How can my friends and family (sponsors) submit payment?
Online contributions can be made by credit card on the participant’s personalized page found on this website. Just make sure to tell your friends and family to select your name from the list of participants. 
 
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 gifts 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 Race 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 supporter’s to check with their employers, as it will help you meet your goal ever more quickly.
 
6. Is the Race only for Runners?
No! The Race is designed as a morning of fun and fitness for the whole family. It attracts more than 1,500 participants from the East, West and South sides of Cleveland, but it is also attended by hundreds of family members, friends and supporters from the community who look forward to it as a fun and exciting community gathering.
 
In addition to the run and walk, there is Tai Chi, Yoga, a challenge Obstacle Course and a 100-yard Dash Relay!  Pals In Motion features precision race-recording, free tee-shirts and other great giveaways; trophies for the top three winners in each age category, and trophies for the team with the most members and the team that raised the most money.  We also provide more than just fruit – there is also bagels, coffee, egg burritos, water, fruit and granola bars. 
 
7. Do You Run Alone or as a Team?
Either! Participants can run/walk alone or create their own team to run/walk the route which is a relatively flat course partially under the trees.
 
8. 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. However, race/walk registration fees are not refundable.
 
9. Is parking available?
Ample parking is available.  Please allow sufficient time for parking and registration.
 
10. What are badges?
Whenever your goal reaches one of our badges, you receive that badge on your fundraising page.
$75  - pays for 1 "Yes, I Can Dance!" class
$150 - pays for 1 "Better Every Day" (BED) class
$300 - pays for 2 session of Boxing
$750 - pays for 5 sessions of Yoga
$1,200 - pays for 1 client and their carepartner to attend an 8-week support group session
$3,225 - pays for 1 full week of programs at InMotion
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