Gilda's Family Walk & 5k Run

We tried to think of as many questions as we could. But there is no silly question, so please, if you have a question that is not answered below, reach out! 

Our team listed below is ready to help:
Email Megan at
Email Brianna at

When and where is the walk & run?
The walk & run is on Saturday, September 9, 2023, in Royal Oak High School with the option of taking your walk & run Around Town.

What time does the walk start and end?
Onsite registration will open at 7 a.m. The event will be wrapped no later than noon.

When does registration close?
Registration closes on Thursday, September 7, at 12 p.m.

Who needs to register?
All participants who will be at the walk should be registered! 

How can I get pledge envelopes?
Pledge envelopes are available by request by emailing.

Where do I purchase a Walk & Run route sign?
If you would like to purchase a route sign to have displayed at Gilda’s Club or along our route, please email Brianna. Route signs are $250. 

What happens in case of inclement weather?
The walk & run will take place rain or shine.

Registration Questions:

Is there a registration fee?
Yes, this is a fundraiser! See below for the breakdowns.

$35 – Adult WALKER Participant
$40 - Adult RUNNER Participant
$15 – Child WALKER Participant (17 years of age and younger)
$20 - Child RUNNER Participant (17 years of age and younger)

Each participant will receive a walk t-shirt, free food, family activities, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by cancer. Runners will get a finisher medal, a runner bib as well as be professionally timed by East Side Racing. We do have runner awards for the top male and female in each age category. 

Where do I register?
You can register online at

Do I have to register each family member that plans to participate?
Yes, please! Whether you are 2, 20 or 200, we want to know you are coming! 

If I register my family, are my kids expected to raise $100?
We hope that all adults in the family can raise that amount of money. But let your children give it their best shot, every dollar counts!

I am a Gilda’s Club member. Do I still have to register?
Yes, you do! We are so happy you have come to help raise funds for Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit and help us ensure no one has to face cancer alone.

Can I bring a friend?
Of course! They will need to register and are encouraged to raise $100 as well.

Do I have to raise $100?
It is highly encouraged that every participant raises at least $100. If you want to brainstorm some fun ideas, please contact Megan.

Fundraising Questions
Your participant center has great tools to make your fundraising campaign a success. Login to look around today!

I don’t know anyone who will donate?
You will never know this until you ask! Sharing your link via email or social media is simple and you never know who might choose to give. You can even ask face-to-face, every dollar counts!

I raised money offline, how do I get that to you?
You can mail your donations to Gilda’s Club utilizing the offline donation form, or you can bring the money to the Clubhouse during packet pick up days. To request a pledge envelope for any cash and/or check donations, please email Megan.

Are there fundraising incentives?
We will have fundraising incentives for the following levels: $250 - $499, $500 - $999 and $1,000 plus!

How is credit card information handled?
Credit card information is not stored in our database. During the donation process, we send donor credit card information to an online processing terminal using a secure connection. The information passed back is an approval or denial of the credit card donation.

How do I register for Gilda’s Walk & 5K Run event online?
Click on the register button and complete the form. You will be guided through the registration process. Once your transaction is complete, you will receive a confirmation email receipt.

How can I see who has donated to me?
Go to the Login section on the site. Enter the Username and Password that you used when you registered for the event. In your Participant Center, click on "View Progress". You will see Donor Name and dollar amounts in the Donation History section.

How can I view my team's activity?
Log in to the site using your username and password, and then click on the ‘My Team’ tab. This will allow you to view your team roster and the amounts raised by each team member.

What do I do with check or cash donations that I receive?
Turn in your check or cash donations at Gilda’s Club in Royal Oak. Our team will add them into the system and count it towards your fundraising goal. Make sure to print out the mail in donation form and include it with your cash or check donations.

All of my donors are not showing up on the scroll mechanism. Why?
As your supporters donate to you or your team, they have the option to make their name visible or anonymous in the scroll. Please contact Megan with questions.

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