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 Nicole Mathews (nicole@sarahjayneorton.com) or Chad Orton (chad@sarahjayneorton.com).
 
2. What are the Walk Options and Schedules?
One mile walk around park at your own time (event starts at 11am).
 
3. What Does Pledging to the Walk Mean, Exactly?
By committing to this event, and pledging to raise money for its success, you are helping raise invaluable funds to raise awareness and donations for Stray Haven and the Baltimore Humane Society in memory of Sarah Jayne Orton - a little girl with a big heart.
 
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 only for people who bring dogs?
No! The Run/Walk is designed as a day of fun and fitness for the whole family including your family dog.
There will be basket raffles, live band, vendors, nail trimming etc……
 
7. Do You Walk Alone or as a Team?
Either! Participants can run/walk alone or create their own team to run/walk thru the mile park.
 
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. Race registration fees are not refundable.
 
9. Is parking available?
Please note that the parking lot will be available throughout the day.
 
10. What type of accommodations are available?
You have a few options here. There is a hotel located just outside the park entrance - Holiday Inn Express.  There is also Camping at Hickories Park - first come-first served.  Come make a weekend out of it!
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