FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS   

When does registration close?

ONLINE registration closes at 6pm on Friday, November 5. We accept in person registrants day-of, but please note that walk-up attendees must adhere to the COVID-19 and Clear Bag Policies. Fundraising will continue to be available in person and online!

 

How much does it cost to register for WalkUnitedLA?

The registration fee is $20 for all walkers and $30 for all runners.  Participation is free for minors 18 and under as long as they’re with a registered adult. Minors must still register and you can do so here.

 

Where do I park on event day?

  • Parking is FREE.
  • Participants must show a printed parking pass OR digital pass on their mobile device.
  • Please click the PARKWIZ link provided by SoFi to obtain your pass. Select your designated parking area by clicking the $0 blue bubble.
  • General Parking:
  • VIP Parking:
  • Motorcoach/Bus Parking:
    • LOT P; Please contact Bridget (bmcfarlin@unitedwayla.org) if you have not already as these spots must be reserved in advance.

 

Is there a clear bag policy?

YES!

  • Permitted bags should be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and not exceed 12" x 6" x 12".
  • Other permitted bags include one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar) and small cluth bags, which cannot exceed 4" x 6" in size, with or without a handle or strap.
  • Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, diaper bags, cinch bags, non-approved seat cushions, luggage, computer and camera bags, or any bag larger than the permissible size.
  • Diaper bags or a bag with medical items will be permitted inside the perimeter after going through a security check. All other items must adhere to the clear bag policy.
  • Please note there will be a complimentary bag valet for non-clear and non-permissible bags but is limited to only 400 bags, so please plan accordingly .

 

What are the safety COVID protocols for the event? 

In accordance with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health order (effective October 7, 2021) all individuals 12 and older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have proof of a negative COVID-19 test conducted within 72 hours before event start time, along with a photo ID with a matching name to enter the event. 

  • This includes all participants, staff, volunteers and vendors.
  • We will be checking documentation for every individual upon entry. 
  • Please be prepared to present your vaccination card  or negative test result (72 hours prior to event) with an ID. Accepted forms of both vaccincation cards and negaive test results: physical copies, digital copies and photos of cards/results.
  • Please click here for more details.

MASK GUIDELINES

  • Masks are required for all attendees.
  • Every registrant will receive a Rams special edition mask upon entry.
  • Masks can only be removed to actively eat or drink, after which they must be immediately put back on.

 

Is there a Lost and Found? Lost Parents?

The lost and found will be at the Incentives Tent.

Lost Parents: If there is a lost parent, please have them report to the Champion's Lounge and notify the UWGLA or SLAY Events team. Announcement will be made from the stage in an effort to reunite the lost parent and their child.

 

If I opt to participate virtually, why do I need to pay a registration fee?

Communities across Los Angeles need us. Registration fees help cover the cost of putting on the event and help ensure we can successfully fundraise to make an even bigger impact. 

 

If I participate virtually, what will event day look like?

Spend November 6 participating in your own 5k. Walk, run, stroll, skip -- it’s up to you! Share photos and videos on social media using the hashtags #WalkUnitedLA #RamsHouse and #UnitedForLA so we can share them on the big screen at SoFi Stadium.

 

Will the walk/run be on stadium grounds? 

Yes, the 5k course goes around the stadium grounds and a portion of the course is on Councourse Level 4. Participants will have the opportunity for photo opps throughout the course.

 

Do you allow for charter buses? 

Yes, we will have designated parking spots for charter buses; however, you will need to notify us on the quantity to reserve your spaces.

 

Are pets allowed? 

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed unless they are service animals.

 

When does registration close for WalkUnitedLA?

Online registration will close on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 12 p.m. PST. 

 

If I register on the day of WalkUnitedLA, can I still donate?

Absolutely! You can make a donation in your fundraising center set up when you register or make a general donation on the WalkUnitedLA page. 

 

How do I register a group?

You can sign up as a Team Captain and create a team. Participants who wish to join your team must sign up first and they can follow the registration prompts to select your team name. Start a team with family, friends and co-workers. We have a leaderboard with our top teams; start your team today!

 

Once I register, can I make changes?

You can make changes to your name, address, and phone number in your user dashboard under My Registration. To  make changes other changes or Team adjustments, please send an email to walkunitedla@unitedwayla.org. We will do our best to respond within 1-2 business days. 

 

Can you set up a team for us? How do we add team members?

We are unable to set up a team for you, but through the site registration platform, it’s easy to create a team. To become a team captain, all you have to do is sign up as an individual and follow the prompts to create a team. Team members can join your team by signing up as individual participants and select your team.

 

Where and when do I pick up my fundraising incentive items?

You will be able to pick up all of your fundraising incentive items at the designated booth on-site at the day of the event.

 

I forgot my username, how can I retrieve it?

If you forgot your username, we recommend that you try testing all your email addresses. If that doesn’t work, we can help! Please send an email to walkunitedla@unitedwayla.org. We will do our best to respond within 1-2 business days.

 

How can I make a donation by check?

Fill out the sample donation form. Mail the completed form and check to United Way of Greater Los Angeles, Attn: WalkUnited, 1150 S. Olive St., Suite T500, Los Angeles, CA 90015. 

 

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. You must complete the hard copy donation form so that we have your information. If your donation does not exceed $250, you must request a receipt, which will then be emailed to you.

 

Can I participate without registering? 

No. Only registered participants will have access to the event and activities that are part of the program. This is considered a private event, no one will be allowed to enter the grounds or participate if they are not registered.  

 

How do the Match Challenges work?

This year we are proud to have two foundations providing fundraising match challenges.  The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation will match $400,000 of pledges to benefit organizations working to end homelessness in Los Angeles County, and the Margie & Robert E. Petersen Foundation will match $350,000 raised to support United Way’s mission to improve access and quality of education opportunities for our students. A match for economic mobility is pending. 

 

What will our dollars support under each key issue area? 

United Way envisions a thriving Los Angeles County that is free from generational poverty, values racial equity, and where every family has a home, every child gets a quality education, and every person has an opportunity for success in our economy.

 

How UWGLA addresses each area to break cycles of poverty:

Before COVID-19 there were too many people experiencing homelessness, students attending inadequate schools, and working families unable to pay rent in our County. The pandemic strained our housing and homeless service systems, educational systems and schools and exposed the vulnerabilities of our working families and communities.

  • Homelessness: We are poised to turn the best lessons of the pandemic crisis into bold programs that complement the region’s approach to the crisis at every step: on the street, in the shelters, and even with the missing piece of housing construction. 
  • Housing: We work to ensure safe, stable and affordable neighborhoods for Angelenos to call home.
  • Education: We fight for great public schools that serve all students and prepare them to achieve in colleges and careers.
  • Economic Mobility: We strive for an inclusive and fair economy with equal access to funding, opportunity to be entrepreneurial, and supportive entry into current and emerging industries.

 

Refer to our Incentives page for suggestions on fundraising levels and impact.