FAQ

Can I register for the 5K and Fun Walk the day of, or do I have to register online beforehand?

Day-of registrations are available; however, for ease and simplicity, pre-registration is recommended.

What do I do with cash or checks given to me to support the run/walk?

While we encourage participants to use our easy online system to collect pledges, we will always accept check and cash donations. Please mail or drop-off donations to CORA.

Mail To: CORA, PO Box 1326, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Drop Off: CORA, 40 Camp Drive, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Checks should be made out to CORA.

Do you have a fundraising question? Are your pledges not showing up on your page? Did your friend pledge to the wrong person? If you have any questions or problems while collecting pledges please contact Rebecca Hankins at rebecca@corafoodpantry.org or 919-491-5896.

I need to turn in my cash/check donations that I gathered. What do I do with them? Can I bring them with me to the 5K and Fun Walk and turn them in there?

Of course you can bring cash and checks the day of the 5k and Fun Walk to the registration booth.  However, these donations will not be included for the overall category winner.  Submission of fundraising donations and solicitations are highly encouraged to be turned in prior to the walk. This will allow ample time to tally results and declare category winners!  You can continue to gather and turn in donations up until after the event through June 30, 2019. But again, donations turned in to CORA on the day of the event will count towards your collections but not towards prize results. You can drop donations off at CORA and we will have an event a few days prior to the run/walk to distribute t-shirts and collect donations.

Can I link my social media accounts even if I don't sign up with Facebook or Twitter?

Yes. Simply log in to your account, navigate to "Share Event", and you'll find "Share on Facebook" and "Share on Twitter" options. Click either tab for instructions on how to link your social accounts in order to share posts right out of the event. 

Can I register as an individual and then decide later to join a team?

Yes! If you have signed up as an individual and later on find a team you'd like to join, simply navigate to that team's fundraising page and click the "Join our Team!" button.

Can I change teams?

Yes. If, for instance, you've moved into another department at work where another fundraising team is in place, you can leave one team in order to join another. Log into your fundraising page, navigate to the "Our Team" tab, and click "Change Teams". Here you'll be prompted to leave your existing team and search for the team you'd like to join. 

Can I claim my personal donation, or tell team members or sponsors they can claim their donation as a tax write off? 

COAR is a registered 501(c)3 charity. However, all donors/participants should seek tax guidance from a trained professional as to the taxable nature of their involvement for any donation to a charitable organization.

Can I "tag" team members in my pictures? 

If you choose to add photos to your fundraising page, either on the slideshow or in another area on your page, there are no tagging capabilities. However, posting images on social media platforms, tagging friends and family, and linking to your personal or team fundraising page can be done!

If I don't have a YouTube or Vimeo account, is there a way to upload videos to my personal or team fundraising page?

Unfortunately, no. Using personal links to videos that live on YouTube or Vimeo keeps the page load times of your team or personal fundraising pages optimized. If users were able to upload video files, your page load time would be slowed down.

How do I change my team name?

Unfortunately, you can't edit your team name from your team Fundraising Page once the team is created. However, you can contact Rebecca Hankins at rebecca@corafoodpantry.org to request a name change. 

If I forget my password, how do I log in? 

Click the "Log in or Sign up" button in the top right hand corner of the screen and select "Forgot your password?" Enter the email address you created your account under and a password reset email will be sent to that email address.

When do we get our T-shirts?

T-shirts can be picked up early. We will be emailing participants this information as soon as we have determined a location and date. If you have any additional donations, you can bring them when picking up your t-shirt.

Does all the money donated go to CORA?

100% of the funds collected during the 2019 Hunger 5K and Fun Walk goes to CORA and building a community without hunger in Chatham County.

Is there public acknowledgement for sponsorships over a certain amount?

Yes. Sponsors over a certain dollar amount are acknowledged. For details, visit our sponsorship page.

I accidentally registered twice. Can I get one of the fees back?

Currently, users are restricted to only being able to register and create a fundraising account ONCE per email address. If you accidentally register twice under two different email addresses, the registration fee cannot be refunded. 

What if people want to donate to me personally, but don’t want to register for the Run/Walk? How will they find my page?

You are encouraged to share your personal fundraising page link with your friends and family in order to give them the quickest and easiest way to navigate to your fundraising page. This link can be found when you log in, click "Fundraising Tools," and click "Copy My Page URL." Once you copy that URL, you can send it to your friends and family so they can easily find your page. 

If you have not sent your URL to someone who is looking to donate to your fundraising goal, they can find your personal fundraising page by navigating to the Search bar in the top left hand corner. Here they can type your name and click your page when it appears.

What if I want to register for the event and receive a T-shirt, but I can't run/walk the day of the event?

It is perfectly okay to register for the event and receive your T-shirt, but not run/walk on the day of the event. You still have to register (submitting a donation will not automatically get you a T-shirt), but it is perfectly acceptable to support CORA in this way. Shirts can be picked up the week of the event. Location, date, and time will be announced as the date of the event approaches.

I accidentally added donations to CORA directly instead of a specific individual or team fundraising page. Can I change this so my donation is reflected under the desired participant or team's fundraising goal? 

Please contact rebecca@corafoodpantry.org to request that a donation be moved to a specific team or participant's fundraising goal.

Can my team come dressed as a theme?

We absolutely encourage themes for any and all teams.  Let the creativity flow.  Plus, if you're participating in a company team or sponsorship, decking your team out in company logo-ed attire can result in a walking billboard for your company!

Can my team advertise our business or organization on our team and individual fundraising pages? 

Your individual and team pages are controlled by you and the content placed on them is yours to use in support of your organization and CORA.