Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I begin?
Do you 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 Gottesman RTW Academy at [email protected]
2. What are the Walkathon Options and Schedules?
This will be a 5K run or walk at your own pace, in your own town and on your own time between 4/5/21 – 5/16/21.
Explore a new trail or part of a town using appropriate social distancing precautions. Don’t forget to take pictures of yourself and your team participating and email it to [email protected]
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 additional funds to support student scholarships. With your support, we can make a difference and give every child in our community an opportunity to have a Jewish day school education at GRTWA. We wish you all the success possible! Let’s make this happen and thank you for your support!
4. How can my sponsors submit payment?
Online contributions can be made by credit card on the walker’s or runner’s personalized page found on this website
5. As a participant, how can I encourage family, friends and others to become a supporter and make a donation to help reach my goal?
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 run/walkathon for everyone?
Yes! The run/walkathon is designed for fun and fitness for the whole family. Participants enjoy additional benefits that include a free tee-shirt and other great giveaways; top student fundraisers receive prizes, like gift cards , top fundraising grade receives an ice cream treat, and the grade with 100% participation(every student in the class has registered and collected at least one donation) receives an extra special prize. All children under 5 will receive a medal.
7. Do You Walk/Run Alone or as a Team?
Either! Participants can walk or run alone or as a team. Siblings can register as a team if they like. GRTWA class grades can run as a team as well.
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. Registration fees are not refundable.
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