What is the application process to be selected to be part of the team?
We ask all runners to complete an online application. Along with your contact information and running experience, we’re interested in knowing why you want to run for Boston Children's Hospital. Once you submit your completed application, we'll contact you directly.
What’s the difference between a standard and registered (own entry) runner?
A standard runner is an athlete who is requesting use of one of our waivers to participate in the New Balance Falmouth Road Race. A registered runner is an athlete who already has a waiver for the New Balance Falmouth Road Race.
As a registered runner, why should I fundraise for Boston Children’s Hospital?
Boston Children's Hospital changes lives every day. We need the support of runners like you who recognize what a special place this is. As a registered runner, your fundraising minimum is only $750 and you’ll get a lot of added perks for being part of our team, including experienced coaches, training and event day benefits!
Where can I fill out an application?
Applications are accepted online by following this link. If you have questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the costs associated with running the New Balance Falmouth Road Race?
In addition to the required fundraising commitment, you will also need to submit a non-refundable deposit and credit card number upon acceptance to the team. Note: The deposit does not count towards your fundraising commitment
Where does the money go?
Your funds help Boston Children’s change the future of healthcare for every child, here and around the world. Through the Every Child Fund, we treat the whole child, support families and fund research to end all childhood diseases. Your efforts bring us one step closer.
How can friends/family/colleagues sponsor my run?
Your supporters can sponsor your run by:
- Giving online by credit card on your personal fundraising page. Please note: the online gift minimum is $10. (Click on ‘DONATE’ then type in the runner’s name under ‘Search for a Fundraiser’). Runners can also set up a personalized URL in their fundraising center to share with friends and family.
- Making a check out to Boston Children's Hospital. Put your name on the memo line and mail it in a donation envelope (included in your welcome packet).
- Giving you cash. You can write a personal check and mail it in a donation envelope. Note: Make sure to write your donor’s information on the envelope so we can add them to your fundraising page.
Donations can be sent to the address below:
Attn: Miles for Miracles
401 Park Drive, Suite 602
Boston, MA 02215
What happens if I don’t reach my fundraising commitment?
Every runner who is accepted onto the team provides their credit card information. You’ll have until September 7, 2018 to reach your fundraising commitment. If you’re not able to reach the commitment by that time, your credit card will be charged the difference.
Will donors who give by check or cash appear on my personal fundraising page?
Yes. Our team will add all donations we receive in the mail to the sponsor list on your personal fundraising page and your total will be updated. Note: Offline donations may take 7-10 business days to be reflected on your page.
How should I send my check donations to Boston Children’s?
Team members will receive a packet that includes several gift envelopes. For every check you receive, please write your name (name of the runner or patient partner) in the "Memo" section of the check to properly credit your fundraising efforts. Please mail in donations as soon as you receive them so we can properly credit your total. If you need more envelopes, please contact us at email@example.com. All checks should be made out to Boston Children’s Hospital.
How can I use social media in my fundraising campaign?
Online social networking with email, Facebook and Twitter are great ways to promote your run. You will find tips and examples on how to use these resources here.
Do you send acknowledgement letters for contributions?
Yes. Boston Children's Hospital acknowledges all gifts of $250 or more and sends receipts for these gifts per IRS guidelines. All online gifts receive an automatic email receipt.
What is a Miracle Maker? How do I become a member?
Miracle Makers are runners who go above and beyond in their fundraising efforts for the hospital. You'll find more information about Miracle Makers here.
Do you offer any coaching?
Yes. We have two dedicated coaches who work with all levels of running ability. They'll provide you with proper training and offer targeted clinics to help you train. You'll receive more information directly from the coaches once you are accepted to the team.
Do you organize any training runs?
Yes. Our team meets every Saturday morning beginning in July.
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