Pink on Parade

Sat October 15, 2022 Directions
FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

When and where is the walk?

Pink on Parade will takes place on third Saturday of October at Ryan Bonaminio Park located at 5000 Tequesquite Ave, Riverside, CA 92501. Registration begins at 7:30AM. The Mt. Rubidoux walk will begin at 9AM and the Family Fun walk will begin at 9:15AM.

 

What is the minimum age requirement, can my children walk with me?

There is no minimum age requirement for participants of Pink on Parade. Please feel free to bring your children! All children aged 10 and under get in for free!

 

Can my family members walk with me without registering?

No, everyone at Pink on Parade and on the route must register and sign a waiver and release of liability as part of the registration process. This ensures the safety of the participants and allows The Pink Ribbon Place, a program of Riverside Community Health Foundation, to measure the growth of the event each year. Please help us maintain safe and accurate results by encouraging your family and friends to register for the event.

 

How far is the walk?

We have TWO routes for ONE cause, a beginner 1.8K Family Fun route which goes around the park and, for the more ambitious, an intermediate 5K Mt. Rubidoux route which goes up the mountain.

 

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

 

What if I have trouble on the route?

If you need assistance, the route will be patrolled by volunteers that will be able to provide you help when needed. There will also be a designated First Aid station and EMS personnel onsite.

 

What if I need water?

We want everyone to stay hydrated so we will also have hydration stations throughout the route. Please feel free to bring your own water bottle too!

 

What if I am feeling sick?

If you are not feeling well or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you stay home to prevent the spread of any illness.

 

Am I required to wear a mask?

You may choose to wear a mask or respirator that offers greater protection in certain situations, such as when you are with people at higher risk for severe illness, or if you are at higher risk for severe illness. There will be disposable masks available at the registration station and first aid station upon request.

 

What COVID-19 safety measures will be at the event?

Handwashing and hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the event. Masks will also be available upon request at the registration station and first aid station. According to the CDC, for the best protection, everyone 6 months and older is recommended to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting boosters if eligible.

 

 

REGISTRATION

 
How much does it cost to register?

The cost of registration is based on age; children 10 and under are free, youth (11 years to 17 years) and Seniors (55+) are $20, and ages 18 and older are $30. Registration costs will increase by $10 on 9/30.

 

How do I register online?

To register, go to www.pinkonparade.org, click on the register button in the top menu, continue through the questions and make any selections that meet your needs.

 

How do I register offline?

You may download the Pink on Parade Registration Form here (http://downloads.pinkonparade.org) and mail to:

The Pink Ribbon Place

c/o Riverside Community Health Foundation

4275 Lemon Street

Riverside, CA 92501

 

Can a company register a team and be invoiced for payment?

Yes, your company will have to submit a written request and an invoice for team payment will be sent to the company. After the full payment is received, a “registration code” will be available to the company which will allow the team to register online. Please see the registration procedure below:

The Pink Ribbon Place shall receive a written request to pay team registration fees by a company check. Registration fees are paid for adult registrants only. A request can be emailed directly to development@rchf.org. In the written request, the Company or Organization shall provide The Pink Ribbon Place with:

  1. Company name and/or Department which the team is associated with.
  2. The number of team members that will be paid for by a company check, with a minimum of 10 walkers
  3. Phone number and email address of the company’s Team Captain or their point of contact

After the written request has been received, an invoice will be sent. All checks are made payable to The Pink Ribbon Place and mailed to:

The Pink Ribbon Place

c/o Riverside Community Health Foundation

4275 Lemon Street

Riverside, CA 92501

The company check must indicate the team company name and/or department on the memo line. Once payment has been received, The Pink Ribbon Place shall email a unique “registration code” to the Team Captain or point of contact that is valid for the number of walk registrations requested.

 

If I can’t attend, can I get my registration fee refunded?

The money committed through registration fees will offset the cost of the event and therefore is non-refundable. If you paid for merchandise but cannot attend, you can pick up your merchandise at any time after the event by contacting development@rchf.org. And of course, if you can’t attend, please consider supporting Pink on Parade by donating or volunteering.

 

 

TEAMS

 

Can I start a team?

Yes, you can and we hope that you will! You can form your own team or check to see if there is an existing team you can join by going to www.pinkonparade.org. You will first need to register yourself and under the “donate” section of the registration process, select “become a fundraiser.” Registering teams builds camaraderie and naturally creates team building and spirit within companies. It is a fun way for friends and families to come together and honor or support someone who has been touched by breast cancer.

 

Is there a minimum fundraising goal?

No, we encourage Pink on Parade participants and our teams to set a self-imposed fundraising goal - we do not place a goal for you.

 

What are Team Prizes and how do we win?

We want to encourage you to build amazing and supportive teams, so we are giving away a few prizes to the following categories:

  • Team that Raises the Most Dollars - This prize goes to the team that collectively raises the most dollars for the event! As a Team Captain your role is to rally up supporters and encourage them to fundraise on their own. All dollars that they raise go toward your Team total! That means if you have 10 team members and each member raises $100, then you will have a team total of $1000! Totals will be tallied up once the walk begins, so donations received after the walk will not be counted towards the prize.
  • Most Spirited Team - The day of the event is about having fun and lots of spirit. Sport your Pink in any way possible. Be creative, cheer your team and your team could win the prize for being the most spirited!

Want to increase your odds of winning?  Encourage your team to share their fundraising pages and donate online at www.pinkonparade.org!

 

How are Team Prize Winners chosen?

We understand that being a Team Captain takes a lot of dedication and so we strive to be as fair as possible. All

Team Winners will be announced during the closing ceremony.

  • Team that Raises the Most Dollars – Totals will be tallied up once the walk begins so all donations must be received by the event day to be counted toward this prize. Donations received after the walk will not be counted towards this prize although they are still welcomed!
  •  Most Spirited Team – Our event committee will choose the winner of this prize on the day of the event.
 
I have an awesome team! How can I get my team highlighted?

Now that’s the spirit! We want to share with everyone the amazing things that you guys are doing to help raise awareness and funds for Pink on Parade! Are you and your team doing a fun fundraiser? Do you guys have an awesome contest going around in the office? Tell us all about it by submitting your story to marketing@rchf.org with the name of your Team and Captain! Don’t forget to tag us on social media @thepinkribbonplace!

 
What is Team Tailgate?

Teams that raise $1000 or more will be placed into our Team Tailgate area! You and your team get the opportunity to bypass the check-in lines and have your own 10x10 space with tent, a table and chairs for you and your team to party throughout the whole event! For more information about Team Tailgate, deadline, and other fundraising benefits, check out our website www.pinkonparade.org.

 

 

VOLUNTEERS

 

How do I register as a volunteer and how much does it cost?

Registering as a volunteer is FREE! Register to become a volunteer by visiting our website at pinkonparade.org and clicking on the “volunteer” link in the top menu. For more information on volunteering please email volunteer@rchf.org.

 

What do volunteers do?

Depending on how much time you can commit to the walk, your job will vary. The Pink Ribbon Place will make every effort to place volunteers in areas that are of interest to them, but these volunteer positions are not guaranteed. Volunteers will be placed in age-appropriate positions where there is a need. Volunteers cover areas wherever support people are needed the most. Many volunteers are also needed in the days leading up to the event to support staff in various roles.

 

What is the difference between a volunteer and a walk participant?

A volunteer will support Pink on Parade and event staff in the days leading up to the event, the day of the event, and post event. Volunteers do not walk in the event but rather support the walkers in many ways such as helping them with registration, on the route at water stations, and many other areas of Pink on Parade. Volunteers are essential to making the day of the event run smoothly. Walk Participants are strictly there to participate in the walk. However, both Participants and Volunteers can take part in the festivities at the end of the walk.

 

What is volunteer training?

For those volunteers who are capable and available, we are looking for leads to attend training prior to the walk day. Volunteers will learn the basic process of the area to which they will lead other volunteers for a seamless walk experience. Training dates will be posted on our website at www.pinkonparade.org. Please register as a volunteer on our website to receive emails on upcoming training dates and other important volunteer information.

 

 

DONATIONS & SPONSORSHIP

 

How do I donate?

There are a few ways of donating:

  1. Donate online by going to pinkonparade.org and select the “donate” button at the top of the page. On this page you can also choose to donate to a team or fundraiser of your choice or become a Team Captain or fundraiser yourself.
  2. During the registration process, you can choose to donate and/or fundraise as an individual or as a Team Captain
  3. If you wish to donate offline, you can mail your check or money order payable to The Pink Ribbon Place at:

The Pink Ribbon Place

c/o Riverside Community Health Foundation

4275 Lemon Street

Riverside, CA 92501

If you are donating to a specific Team, please be sure to add the team’s name in the memo line.

 

How do I become a Sponsor?

If you or someone you know would like to become a sponsor, please email sponsor@rchf.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

 

If I can’t attend Pink on Parade, can my donors get their money back?

All donations are non-refundable. The money you’ve raised will work in our community by supporting those who have been impacted by breast cancer. If you can’t walk, please consider supporting Pink on Parade by donating or volunteering.

 

Do matching gifts count toward my fundraising?

Yes! They absolutely do! Matching gifts are a great way to add dollars to your fundraising efforts, if the matching gift from your place of business is received by The Pink Ribbon Place with your full name designated as the recipient of the matching gift. Matching gift amounts will only be credited to your account once the check has been received from your company, which in some cases can take quite a bit of time. Please include the walker’s name and participant team on your companies matching gift form. Matching gift forms and/or checks from the company should be completed and sent to:

The Pink Ribbon Place

c/o Riverside Community Health Foundation

4275 Lemon Street

Riverside, CA 92501

 

How long does it take for donations to be posted?

Credit card donations made via the RunSignUp website are posted immediately and a confirmation email to the donor is generated. Donations sent by check via US postal mail will be posted within three weeks of their mailing date if all the instructions were followed correctly. Any missing information or illegible print will delay the process.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

By participating in Pink on Parade, you agree to the following statement: The undersigned (on my own behalf and on the behalf of my heirs, representatives, successors, and assigns) for and in consideration of participating in this event hereby release Riverside Community Health Foundation of any liability as result of my participation in this event. I attest to the fact that my displays and vehicles are safe and do not present a hazard in any way to the public or other participations in this event. I am voluntarily participating in this event. By signing the release participation form, I certify that I have read and fully understand it and that I am not relying on any statements or representation of any release thereby. For the complete Terms and Conditions please visit www.pinkonparade.org.

 

If you have any questions regarding Pink on Parade, please direct them to development@rchf.org.

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