Click the “Sign Up” button above. Then, enter your information. We are using a new system for 2021 and you will need to create an account during the registration process. At the bottom of the page, be sure to select your distance – 10K, 5K, 1 mile, or Virtual Race. Click “continue.” Read and initial the waiver. Click “continue.” Answer the questions on the next page, T-shirt size, etc. Click “continue.” You will then be given an option to join a team fundraiser. (See further FAQ for more details.) You can create your own team here, select an existing team from the dropdown menu, or choose not to join a team. You will also have the option to make a donation at this point. If you have created or joined a team fundraiser, your donation will automatically be credited to that team.
When you register for the race, a fundraiser is automatically created under your name. You can remain an individual fundraiser, or link your fundraiser to an existing team fundraiser and become a member of their team. You can also become a fundraiser without registering for the race – see the FAQ below.
No. Although everyone who registers “becomes a fundraiser”, no fundraising amount is required for race participants. However, we encourage all participants to raise a minimum of $100 toward the goal of supporting the Red Cross in their Disaster Relief Efforts
A “fundraiser” is an individual (e.g. Joe Smith), while “team fundraiser” is a group of individual fundraisers who join together to form a team (e.g. Tara’s Terrific Team). Each team fundraiser can have an unlimited number of individual fundraisers on it. Anyone who registers for the race automatically becomes an individual fundraiser for the event, and can join a team if desired. You can become a fundraiser or team fundraiser by clicking the “Sign Up” button at the top of the website.
If you are registering for the race, you will be asked at the end of the registration process if you would like to make a donation. Your donation will automatically go to the team fundraiser you have joined. If you are not on a team, the donation will show up as a general donation to the Foundation and will not be associated with a particular team.
If you would like to make a donation without registering for the race, click on the “Donate” button on the top of the page or in the side menu. You will then be given a choice to donate to a particular person (Fundraiser) or team (Team Fundraiser). First, click the “select’ button directly under the name of the Fundraiser or Team Fundraiser, which will highlight your selection in green. Next, scroll down the page to the donation options. You will see the name of the Fundraiser or Team Fundraiser that you have selected. Locate the amount you would like to donate, or fill in your own amount, and click the select button. Then continue to the next page to make your payment. If you wish to make a general donation (not to a team), do not select a fundraiser.
If you would like to make a donation but do not want it to be associated with a particular team fundraiser, click “Donate” and scroll down to the bottom of the page without selecting a particular fundraiser. Fill in your amount and then click “continue.”