Location: Washington, DC US 20004 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk

How do I register for the race?

Click the blue "Sign Up" button above.  Then, enter your information.  If you have a RunSignUp account already, you can sign in at this point.  If not, you will need to create an account during the registration process.  At the bottom of the page, be sure to select your distance - 5K or 1 mile.  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.

Can I register more than one person?

Yes.  After entering your registration info, you will see a blue box at the bottom labeled "Add Another Registrant" - click on that.  Please be aware that you will be signing the waiver, and thus taking on the liability, for each person registered under your name.  

Are registration fees tax deductible?  

No, registration fees are not tax deductible.  IRS rules do not permit the deduction of registration fees for charity walks/races.  However, all donations made to the race are entirely tax deductible.

What is the registration option for the virtual/shadow run?

If you don't live in the DC area and can't come to the event, you can still support the cause by running in honor of the race or even organizing a mini-race in your hometown on the same day! When you register, please make sure to let us know where you plan to hold the event.  If you choose this registration option, your race t-shirt will be shipped to you.  Feel free to use our hashtags on social media, etc.

What does "become a fundraiser" mean?

"Become a fundraiser" is the way to join a team for the Race to End Women's Cancer.  When you register for the race, a fundraiser is automatically created under your name.  You can then link this fundraiser to an existing team fundraiser in order to become a member of the team.  You can also become a fundraiser without registering for the race - see the FAQ below.  

Is fundraising required for this event?

No.  While we encourage and welcome fundraising efforts by all participants, you are not required to offer a donation or conduct any fundraising when you register. 

What is the difference between a "fundraiser" and a "team fundraiser"?
(Please see below for instructions)

A "fundraiser" is an individual (e.g. Joe Smith).  A "team fundraiser" is a group of individual fundraisers who join together to form a team (e.g. Camille's Crusaders or Caring For Your Girly Bits).  Each team fundraiser can have an unlimited number of individual fundraisers on it.  Anyone who registers for the race automatically becomes a fundraiser for the event, or you can become a fundraiser without registering, by clicking "Become a Fundraiser" in the purple side menu.

How do I join a team fundraiser?

You will be asked if you would like to join (or create your own) team fundraiser as a part of the race registration process.  You can select the name of the team you would like to join from a dropdown menu.  If you would like to join a team but do NOT want to register for the race itself, please see the next FAQ!

What if I don't want to run or walk but I want to create or join a team fundraiser?

Easy!  Just click on the "Become a Fundraiser" option in the purple side menu on this page.  You must become a fundraiser first in order to create or join a team fundraiser.  Your fundraiser name can be your own name or something more creative, if you wish.  TIP - To avoid confusion, please do not give your personal fundraiser the same name as your team fundraiser!  Once you have filled out the info to create your fundraiser, the next section of the page will allow you to join this fundraiser to an existing fundraising team (choose the team from the dropdown) OR create a team yourself (this is where you add your creative team name!) so that your friends can join (check off "New Team Fundraiser" at the bottom). NOTE:  Please only use this option for creating a fundraiser if you DO NOT plan to register to run in the race!

Can I create a fundraiser when I sign up to run?

Yes, absolutely!  Every person who registers to run in the race automatically becomes a fundraiser.  During the registration process, you will be asked if you would like to join your fundraiser to a particular team or create your own team. Even though every registrant becomes a fundraiser, fundraising itself is OPTIONAL - you are not required to donate or to raise money for the event in any way.

How do I make a donation to a specific team/individual?

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 give a donation without registering for the race, click on the "Donate" button on the top of the page or in the purple 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 that you would like to donate, or fill in your own amount, and click the select button. Then continue on to the next page to make your payment.  If you wish to make a general donation, just do not select a fundraiser.

How do I make a general donation to the Foundation?

If you would like to make a donation but do not want it to be associated with a particular team fundraiser, just click "Donate" and scroll down to the bottom of the page without selecting a particular fundraiser.  Fill in your amount and then click "continue."

How do I make a contribution by check?

To submit a donation by check, make payable to “Foundation for Women’s Cancer,” write the fundraiser's or team fundraiser’s team name in memo section for them to receive credit, and mail to:
Damen Erf
Foundation for Women’s Cancer
230 W. Monroe St, Suite 710
Chicago, IL 60606-4703

How do I see who else is on my team fundraiser?

Click "Top Fundraisers" in the purple side menu.  Then click to highlight "Team Fundraisers" in the heading under Top Fundraisers.  The team pages will appear, and you can then click "view" to see a list of team members.

If somebody makes an online donation to my fundraiser or team fundraiser, will the donation instantly be visible on my fundraising page?

 Yes, but you may need to refresh your screen in order to see it!

How do I pick up my race t-shirt/bib?

Each person registered for the Race will receive a t-shirt and bib (virtual participants receive a t-shirt only). Here are options on how to receive/pick up your shirt and bib.

Option #1 – Packet Shipping:  For those who register by Oct. 13, 2018, there is an option to have your items mailed to you for $10. 

Option #2 – Advance Packet Pick-up:

Friday, Nov. 2
Potomac River Running Store - 919 F St., NW, Washington, DC 20004, 202-393-8500
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3
Packet Pickup
Potomac River Running Store - 11911 Democracy Dr., Reston, VA 20190, 703-689-0999
10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.

Option #3 –  Race Day Pick-Up: Sunday, Nov. 4 starting at 7:30 am

Will there be age-group awards?

Yes!  In addition to cash prizes for the top 3 males and females and the top masters, there will be age-group recognition given in the following categories:  19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

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