Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What time does the walk begin?
A: Check-in and day of registration will begin at 8:30 AM, and the walk will start at 9:30 AM.
Q: How long is the walk route?
A: The walk is .86 miles long.
Q: Do we receive a receipt for our pledges?
A: Donations are tax-deductible and donors will receive an acknowledgment email if donations are made online along with a written letter that will serve as their receipt for tax-purposes. All donations received via mail will be acknowledged with a written letter as well.
Q: Is there a registration fee?
A: No, the event is free to all participats. All walkers ages two and up must register. Children under the age of two may attend but do not need to register.
Q: Why form a team instead of just walking on my own?
A: The majority of our fundraising tips and suggestions involve multiple participants and can be more fun to do as a group. Having a team increases your resources, contacts and opportunities when it comes to fundraising and enables you to set up and achieve higher fundraising goals. Plus, we like teamwork! Check out the Fundraising Tips page for more resources.
Q: Do I have to fundraise?
A: In order to receive a Walk For Wishes® commemorative t-shirt, each walker will need to raise a minimum of $100.
Q: What time do the family-fun activities begin?
A: Family activities will be available before and after the walk.
Q: What time does the awards ceremony begin?
A: The award ceremony will begin at 9:30 AM.
Q: Is there parking for the event?
A: There is parking throughout Federal Hill as well as surrounding parking garages.
Q: Can I run instead of walking?
A: This is a fun walk and not advertised as a run, however, you are welcome to run, untimed, should you wish.
Q: Is there an age limit for this event?
A: No. All ages are welcome to participate!
Q: Will the course be wheelchair accessible?
A: Yes, the course and sections of the event are ADA accessible.
Q: How do I fundraise and collect donations?
A: For fundraising tips and ideas, please visit our fundraising tips page. We encourage our participants to utilize designated online fundraising webpages, which make it easy for all your family and friends to contribute on your personal fundraising webpage. Individuals can make a donation, see your progress and leave a comment. You can also use the offline form to help collect donations or send to anyone who may not be comfortable donating online.
Q: How can I make sure all the donations I collect are included in my fundraising total? Do those pledges count towards fundraising totals?
A: We encourage our participants to utilize their online fundraising webpage to ensure all donations are processed and credited in time to be counted toward your fundraising totals. Fundraising prizes are awarded on the day of the event, based on totals calculated at no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018. If you have a supporter who would prefer to mail their donation, we encourage them to mail/turn in any pledges well in advance of event day. All donations should be mailed or hand delivered to: Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, 5272 River Road, Suite 700, Bethesda, MD 20816. Please be sure a note is included that states that the funds are for your walk team's Walk For Wishes fundraising goal.
Q: What should be done with donations that haven't been collected by the day of the event?
A: All donations should be mailed or hand delivered to: Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, 5272 River Road, Suite 700, Bethesda, MD 20816. Please be sure a note is included that states that the funds are for Walk For Wishes. Additionally, please be aware that any donations sent to our office will take longer to appear on your fundraising page and as part of your fundraising total. Once received, these donations must be processed before they will appear.