Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I begin?
Want to Participate?
Just register here and join us!
You can now create and manage your own personal page, share your photos, goals and get sponsors.
Want to sponsor a participant? Click here for details.
If you have further questions, please contact Julie Boomsma at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. What are the Race Options and Schedules?
Events will take place rain or shine at Dorr CRC at 4220 18th St., Dorr, MI 49323
- Registration & raffles starts - 7:00 am
- Kids Fun Run Angel Dash: 7:30 am
- Balloon Release: 7:45 am
- 5K Run/Walk: 8:00 am
Raffle and Awards to follow
3. What Does Pledging to the Run Mean, Exactly?
By committing to this event, and pledging to raise money for its success, you are helping raise invaluable funds to support stillbirth awareness, research, education, advocacy & family support. We encourage every participant to raise a minimum of $100
We are dedicated to this mission and all proceeds raised from the event will allow us to build on the numerous programs we currently offer. With your support, we can make a difference by supporting bereaved families, encouraging and supporting research and education.
We wish you all the success possible. Train, set and achieve new goals, enjoy the race… and get all the sponsors you can, so when you cross that finish line, we will all be winners – you, and all families that have lost a child to stillbirth and all families in the future hoping to bring home beautiful, healthy and happy babies.
4. How can my supporters submit payment?
Online contributions can be made by credit card on the runner’s personalized page found on our website at. Just make sure to tell your supporter to select your name from the list of runners.
Corporate event sponsors can pay online with a credit card, by check or be invoiced if requested.
5. I am concerned that I might not be able to raise the required funds. Will I be able to do it?
Even if you've never raised money before, our materials and strategies will make it easy for you to solicit and collect sponsorships from friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and others. Experience has shown that it is not only possible, but enjoyable, to set and reach your goals. Please refer to the sample letters found on your personal fundraising page center, that explains the programs the event supports, and you will be surprised to see how quickly friends, family, and co-workers will respond to your request to help this wonderful cause. Just remember to make it personal as well, as you want them to know that they are sponsoring YOU and YOUR efforts! And, as many companies offer charitable donation matching programs, make sure to ask your sponsors to check with their employers, as it will help you meet your goal ever more quickly.
6. Is the Run only for Runners?
No! The Run is designed as a day of fun for the whole family. It attracts many participants from the New York and Connecticut regions, but it is also attended by family members and friends and supporters from the greater community who look forward to it as a fun and exciting community gathering.
In addition to the races, both events feature food and special events, free event shirts and other activities.
7. Do You Run Alone or as a Team?
Either! Participants can run alone or create their own team to run together.
8. I have never run a race. Will I be able to finish?
Absolutely! It might take a little training and coaching, but many of our participants are first-timer runners. Whether you are a novice, signed up for our walk, or a serious athlete running our 5 K, we will be here to inspire you every step of the way.
9. Is there a refund/exchange policy?
Yes. If a donation was made accidentally or for the wrong amount, simply make us aware of the issue and we will be happy to make any necessary refunds, changes or corrections. Race registration fees are not refundable.
10. Is parking available?
Free parking is available at the park.
11. When do we pick up the race items (shirts, etc.)?
Packet pick up will be at 5 Lakes Brewing located at 1638 142nd Ave, Dorr, MI from 5pm-8pm Friday June 29th. 5 Lakes Brewing is also donating 10% of their beer and cider sales to Star Legacy Foundation for anyone that wants to have a drink!
They may also be picked up the morning of the race (June 30th) at Dorr CRC.