Frequently Asked Questions
Can I finish a 5K?
If you're in decent health, the answer is yes. One of the reasons that the event is a 5K (3.1 miles) is so that we can have the broadest participant base possible. That makes the event more fun and raises more money for our mission. Nonetheless, you should check with your physician before undertaking any exercise.
Can I walk the course?
Yes! Approximately 50% of our participants are walkers and walking is a great way to participate with a whole group of friends and with younger participants.
Is there a minimum amount of fundraising I must do?Yes. There is a low mandatory minimum fundraising level of $200. Most participants easily raise more and we know you can too. We provide you with the tools to make fundraising easy (your own web page, sample e-mails, social media integration, fundraising tips, etc). Don't worry; we've got your back. Are there any awards given out at the event?Yes. In addition to finisher medals for all finisher, there are awards for the top three overall male and female finishers as well as for the top three male and female finishers in each age group, our charity's top fundraisers and the top three fundraisers in the entire event. How much of the money that I raise goes to your organization?100%. The Generosity Series that hosts the event does not charge our organization any processing fees or commissions (as in any online credit card transaction, though the credit card companies charge a small processing fee, which can be covered by donors). So raise as much as you can because you can be sure that every penny is going to our charity. Is the event safe?The event is permitted, licensed, and coordinated with municipal enforcement officials. The Generosity Series planning team takes guidance from law enforcement and/or private security consultants. As a precaution, there is always at least one ambulance and/or dedicated medical professionals on-site at the event.