AIDSWalk Richmond Website Goes Live, Date Announced
AIDSWalkRichmond.org is now fully live with a whole slew of new content including the announced dated of Saturday, October 17. Details below:
AIDSWalk Richmond 2009 Signature Event
When is AIDSWalk Richmond?
AIDSWalk Richmond will take place the morning of Saturday, October 17, 2009.
Where does the event take place?
AIDSWalk Richmond is currently seeking the best route and will release this information very soon.
Will the event be cancelled in the case of bad weather?
No! AIDSWalk Richmond will take place rain or shine. Please check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.
What is the schedule of events for Saturday, October 17?
The schedule for AIDSWalk Richmond is as follows:
8:00 am Day-of registration and donation drop-off; t-shirt /incentive item distribution, team sign pick-up and runner services begin. 9:30 am Pre-event rally and stage program begins 10:00 am Timed 5K run starts 10:15 am 5K walk steps off 11:00 am Closing celebration and stage program
Is there a cost to participate?
There is a registration fee (which helps cover the cost of the event). The fees are as follows:
Student / Senior Walk Registration $15 General Walk Registration $25 Timed Run Registration $35 Sleep Walker $50
Do I need to raise a minimum amount in order to participate?
You do not need to raise any amount above your registration fee in order to participate. We do, however, strongly encourage you to fundraise as the money raised supports HIV/AIDS programs throughout Metro Richmond.
If someone wants to donate by personal check, who should the check be made payable to?
Checks should be made payable to “AIDSWalk Richmond” .
Where do I send donations made by check?
Checks should be sent to:
P.O. Box 59
Richmond, VA 23219
Please make sure there is a donation form attached so we know to post the donation to your participant account.
Where does the money raised by the event go?
All money raised goes to support the HIV/AIDS programs throughout Metro Richmond. AIDSWalk Richmond has set up partnerships with multiple clinics in an effort to build a strong community support system for each. AIDSWalk Richmond is a non-profit, community-based provider of financial assistance to clinics which offer health care and social services in the Richmond metropolitan area.
Are there prizes awarded to top fundraisers? Yes – there are rewards for all your hard work in raising money! The incentive levels and items are as follows:
Raise $50 + Receive an AIDSWalk T-Shirt Raise $250 + Receive an AIDSWalk scarf Raise $500 + Receive an AIDSWalk sweatshirt Raise $1000 + Be a Lead Walker and receive an AIDSWalk backpack, an additional incentive item and an exclusive special event invitation.
What is a Lead Walker and how do I become one?
A Lead Walker is a participant who commits to raising $1000 for AIDSWalk Richmond and then steadily and passionately works toward that goal. Lead Walkers will receive additional fundraising support and communications in the months leading up to AIDSWalk as well as exclusive event invitations and additional incentives and recognition upon attaining their goal. Lead Walkers will also be leading the route on Walk day! It’s easy to join the program once you’ve registered! Just e-mail email@example.com and let him know of your interest in becoming a Lead Walker!
I’m going to be out of town on October 17. How can I still help out?
Register as a Sleep Walker! A Sleep Walker is someone who either won’t be available to participate or who would just prefer to sleep in on October 17th. Sleep Walkers will receive their commemorative event t-shirt by mail and will still receive the same level of support for their fundraising efforts as any other registered participant should they choose to raise money for AIDSWalk Richmond.
Are strollers permitted on the route?
Yes! We encourage you to attend with all members of your family no matter how young! Strollers are allowed on the walk route but are not permitted in the timed run.
Can I walk with my dog?
Yes! AIDS Walk Richmond is pooch-friendly and we’ll even have water bowls along the route. We just ask that you keep your dog on a leash for the duration of the event and clean up any mess they may leave. Dogs are not permitted in the timed run.
How long is the course?
The course for both the walk and the timed run is 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). What is the best way to get to the event?
Directions will be posted as soon as the location is set. Stay tuned!.
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