Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Tell me more about the event

 
Will there be structured/supervised activities for kids/families the day of the event?

We are planning all sorts of inclusive activities for kids and families. After walking the 3.7 mile route at 9:30 a.m., plan to stay on campus to play with baby animals, check out the accessible playground, type your name in braille and take a self-guided campus tour. These activities are planned for groups and families to experience together, we will not have on-site child care. 

 

Will there be food and water available the day of the event? If so, is it free?

Along the route, there will be plenty of water for our walkers and movers. Back on campus, feel free to bring your own food and other beverages (but please, no nuts!). Also, we hope to have a few food trucks on campus and will update the event page when we know which ones. 

 

What day/time is the event?

Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. on October 1st. After everyone moves along the 3.7 mile route, there will be “fun on the field” until 12:00 p.m., so plan to stay on campus to enjoy the family-friendly activities. 

 

I want to participate but can’t be in Watertown, MA on October 1st. How can I support Perkins?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you, and all of our national and global supporters covered with an “anytime anywhere” virtual option. Visit the registration site and simply register for the virtual event. You can complete your own route on October 1st, or even on another day. 

 

If I am a virtual participant will I receive a t-shirt?

The Everybody In t-shirts will be distributed to everyone who registered for the in-person event before September 7th. 

 

How can I volunteer?

Send an email to volunteers@perkins.org and we’ll follow up with you to tell you more about the opportunities available for volunteering on the day of the event.

 

What if it rains? Is there a rain date?

We are planning to move ahead with the event rain or shine. 

 

Where will I park my car?

We are finalizing plans for Everybody In! and will share information about parking with registrants in the days leading up to the event. Carpooling is encouraged.

 

What is the event route? I am concerned about it being too long.

The route is 3.7 miles. If you or your family are concerned about this route, we have designed a .6 mile alternate route. This loop can be completed as many times as you like. Visit Course Maps to preview the two options.

 

Can I bring my dog?

Although we love our furry friends, we cannot allow any pets including dogs onsite at Everybody In! Service animals are of course welcome to be on campus and on the route. 

 

Will I receive any event swag if I register for the event?

Yes, if you register by September 7, 2022 you will receive a specially designed t-shirt, which can be picked up when you register.  

 

I have questions about registration

 
I walked last year and now want to start a team. How do I do that?

Simply log into RunSignUp and navigate to “My Profile” by clicking the round icon in the top right corner (if you uploaded a picture, it is that image). From there: 

  • Scroll down to the Fundraising section, and click “Edit Fundraiser”.
  • Scroll down to the “Team Fundraiser” section where you can either join a team or create one.
 
I registered as an individual and now want to join a team. How do I do that?

Simply log back into RunSignUp and navigate to “My Profile” by clicking the round icon in the top right corner (if you uploaded a picture, it is that image). From there:

  • Scroll down to the Fundraising section, and click “Edit Fundraiser”.
  • Scroll down to the “Team Fundraiser” section where you can either join a team or create one.
 
If I’m unable to attend after I’ve registered, will I get a refund on my registration fee?

We understand that plans change and sometimes conflicts arise. The registration fees for Everybody In! are not refundable and we appreciate your support.

 
When will registration close?

Registration is open until October 1st, and you can even register at the event. We encourage you to sign up before August 30, 2021, to receive an event t-shirt!

 

Tell me more about fundraising

 

Is there a minimum requirement for fundraising?

While many individuals use the RunSignUp tool to create a fundraising page they can share with friends and families to solicit donations, there is no fundraising requirement. You can simply pay the registration fee ($10) and walk with us!

 
If I donate, or ask for donations, I would like to understand where the money is going. For example, if I join the Community Programs Team, will the funds raised by that team support Community Programs specifically?

All donations collected from Everybody In! will go to the Perkins Annual Fund. We use these unrestricted funds towards our everyday expenses for all of Perkins’ programs. 

 
Can I create a team with my family and friends? 

Of course! Simply log into RunSignUp and navigate to “My Profile” by clicking the round icon in the top right corner (if you uploaded a picture, it is that image). From there:

  • Scroll down to the Fundraising section, and click “Edit Fundraiser”.
  • Scroll down to the “Team Fundraiser” section where you can create a team. Be sure to add your team’s name, set a team fundraising goal and add a personal message that potential donors will see when you share the team page with them.

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