FAQ

What is the 5k AnyWay?
The 5k AnyWay is a virtual race with a goal of raising funds for the World Transplant Games Federation with the hopes of virtually uniting transplant survivors, donors, their families and supporters from around the world. Collectively, we will virtually run around the globe together.
 
When is the 5k AnyWay?
The 5k AnyWay officially kicks-off Friday, May 28th through Friday, June 4th, 2021.  Registration will open August 17, 2020 and remain open through June 4, 2021.
 
Where can I complete my 5k AnyWay?
Anywhere in the world you’d like!
 
How can I complete my 5k AnyWay?
You may complete your 5k any way you’d like!  Run, walk, skip, bike, or swim from any location you choose, on the treadmill, at the gym, or on the track (or even at another race)!  Whatever activity you choose, you can do it at your own pace, and time it yourself. The important thing is, is to have fun and help spread the message about the impact each person can make by signing up to be a transplant donor.
 
How does it work?
Step 1: Register! You will register through the sign up tab located at the top of this page or
https://runsignup.com/5kanyway/signup. You can join your Member Federation’s team, or you can create your own team and invite friends to join you!
Step 2: Join a fundraiser! You can join your Member Federation’s fundraising team, or you can create your own. (No one is required to raise money or donate)
Once your registration is complete you will receive an email confirmation. 
Step 2: Complete the 5k any way you’d like from Friday, May 28th through Friday, June 4th. 
Step 3: Take photos and share them with us on Instagram and Facebook!
Step 4: After finishing your 5k AnyWay, post your time under the Log Activity tab.
Step 5: Watch the interactive map located (insert link) as we run around the world!
 
Can I run more than one 5k?
Each participant may only run one 5k per registration. If you want to do more, feel free to register more than once. 
Is the leaderboard only for walking/running? 
All activities will be included and there will be a leaderboard per race activity.
Who am I competing against? 
People from all over the world will be competing in this race. Check out the team page https://runsignup.com/RaceGroups/93112 to see more about other competitors. 
 
I’ve completed my run, now what??

            Tracking Your Activity            

How do I track and report my activity?
You should track your run using any GPS-enabled tracking systems (e.g., Strava, Map My Run, Garmin, Wahoo, Apple Watch, FitBit, etc.). From there you will self-report the time and distance of your run based on your GPS tracking, which will update the leaderboard and move your team’s dot across the course map. It is important that both the distance and time is tracked so we can ensure everyone completes their 5k. Entries without GPS will be permitted but are not encouraged for the sake of running validation.
Details about inputting activity results can be found at Log Activity tab. 
 
Do I need a GPS watch/tracker, or Strava? Will I need to show my watch or device for proof of running?
Only racers finishing in the top 10 of each race discipline may be asked for verification based on GPS/tracker. 
 
How do I keep track of my mileage?
Ideally you use a GPS watch or phone to track your workout.  Overall winners in each event will be required to show proof of time for validation of their official ranking. 
 
What if I don’t run with a GPS?
While this is allowed, it is highly encouraged that you use a GPS device or app to track your runs. If you are in the running to be in the top 10 in your division, you should be prepared to validate your runs.
 
I forgot to log my activity, can I go back?
Yes, you can go back and log activity until June 4th at 11:59pm central standard time. 
 
Do I have to complete my activity all at one time?
We also understand that many of our participants have different fitness levels. For those that need a little extra time you can also break up your distance into manageable segments.  Just make sure you add the full time when submitting your final results.
 
            Registration            
 
How do I register?
You may register by clicking the sign-up tab on the top of this page or select this link https://runsignup.com/5kanyway/signup
 
When can I register?
Registration is now open!
 
How much does the event cost?
The cost is $25/person + $2.50 Processing fee. There is a referral program that can help provide a discount and/or waived registration fees. (2 Participant Referrals = $5 Rebate Off Registration Cost, 5 Participant Referrals = $25 Rebate/Waived Registration Cost). There is also an incentive offered to waive registration fees based on donations collected. See additional information under “Referrals” and “Fundraising” sections.
 
How do I know that I'm registered for the 5k AnyWay?
Once your registration has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email. This email will serve as your confirmation of registration. 
 
What does registration include?
The race fee includes:                                                                      
●      Pre-mapped around the world
●      Leaderboard and online map updates
●      Virtual travel experience through fun facts and photos of things you would see along the route
●      Access to the Around the World Celebration
 
How old do I need to be to participate?
There are no age restrictions, however, if you are under the age of 18, you must have an adult register on your behalf.
 
Who can participate?
Everybody and anybody, anywhere in the world!
 
What team do I join and how?
There will be a drop-down list during the registration process where you can select the country team or other team you are representing, or you can create a new team!
 
Do you offer group discounts?
Please contact us for more information.  Tell us the name of your group and the number of people you expect to register.
 
Can I register as an individual?
Absolutely! 
 
Is there a maximum number of participants per team?
No! We encourage teams to be as big as possible!
 
As a team captain, can I register multiple people?
Yes, once you create your team in the registration process, you will get to the final payment page for your registration and there is an option to click on “add registrant” which will allow you to enter another participant for your team. You can enter in as many people as you wish during this step.
 
How do I become a team captain?
Once you begin the registration process you will be asked if you want to “Join An Existing Team” or “Create a New Team”, please select the option to “Create a New Team” and you can select the name you want for your team and once you have completed your registration, you will be the Team Captain if the team created
 
Is there a refund policy?
Unfortunately, 5k AnyWay registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
 
            Donations/Fundraising            

How do I donate?
Along with making a donation to the World Transplant Games Federation during the registration process, you can also donate here

Where do the donations go?
Donations will assist with the World Transplant Games Federation. in continuing their mission of raising public awareness of the importance and benefits of organ donation. 100% of the proceeds from donations will go directly to the World Transplants Games Federation.
 
Can I donate instead of participating in the 5k AnyWay?
Yes!  All donations are welcome, you can even visit our 5k AnyWay store to purchase custom swag to support the event.
 
Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes.
 
How do I share my fundraising page?
 
Do I have to fundraise?
Fundraising is optional but there are several incentives for fundraising including a reduced registration price and the opportunity to benefit the mission of the World Transplant Games Federation. 
 
Fundraising Rewards
We are hoping to raise as much money as possible to benefit the World Transplant Games Federation. Any individual that raises $125.00 will be eligible to receive a $25.00 rebate that will give a refund back on the registration fee.
 
            Referrals            

What do referrals mean?
The only thing better than the 5K AnyWay experience is sharing it with friends and family! Invite others to join you on your journey and you can earn rewards. 2 Participant Referrals = $5 Rebate Off Registration Cost, 5 Participant Referrals = $25 Rebate/Waived Registration Cost
 
How does it work?
All you need to do is share your unique referral link (found in your registration confirmation email)! You can email, share on social media, or text your friends the link. Remind them to use your link so you can score all the rewards!

            Sponsors            

How do I become a sponsor?
Please contact us for more information. 

 

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