Contact & FAQ
WHAT IS THE EXACT ADDRESS?
CAN I FUNDRAISE FOR THE RACE TO BEAT CANCER?
We love our champions and welcome additional fundraising efforts from individuals! Here are a few things to consider and tips we suggest for getting the most out of your experience:
Step 1 – Establish a fundraising goal and a deadline for reaching that goal. This is an exciting way to challenge yourself, family, and friends while partaking in friendly competition with others.
Step 2 – Make a list of everyone in your network (friends, family, co-workers, social circles, etc.). The number one reason people don’t donate is because no one asks them – so, don’t be shy!
Step 3 – Tell everyone in your network that you’re participating in the Race to Beat Cancer 5K and give them some compelling reasons and options to support you.
- SHARE information about the event and why it is important to you!
- SHARE stories, videos, stats, and photos from the event website, so they understand the impact
- GIVE them options to support you: Ask for a $25 donation, LIKE the Facebook page, follow on Instagram, register to volunteer, become an in-kind donor or sponsor, etc.
Step 4 – Say ‘Thank You’ and follow-up with people! We’ll take care of acknowledging your donors with tax receipts, but a personal thank you from you goes a long way. Keep them up to date on your fundraising and training progress and let them know that their donation matters.
Don’t forget to ask your employer if they have a matching gift program. Many companies will match donations made by employees. This is a way for companies to support charitable contributions, plus it is tax deductible.
CAN I CREATE A TEAM?
Absolutely! Gather your friends and family to join the fight to #BeatCancer! To register as a team, a minimum of four participants is required. Additional participants can be added after initial registration. Teams can be families, friends, clubs, or simply running enthusiasts who love the thrill of crossing a finish line together for a great cause.
HOW TO CREATE 5K RACE TEAMS:
- Rally your friends by telling them about the event and the cause. Make sure to have them check follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
- Choose a fun team name that represents your group and assign a team captain who will be the point of contact for communication between your team and the race team.
- Set a fundraising goal and register your team and stay up to date for the big day (will need to add RSU link here)
- Share your team page on social media and via e-mail to recruit and raise money
WHERE DO I PARK?
HOTEL PARKING IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR GENERAL PARTICIPANTS. Hotel parking is only available for Powered By and Premier sponsors at a discounted rate of $10 (all parking proceeds will be donated to cancer research). Parking passes will be issued to Powered By and Premier sponsors in advance through the Sponsor’s Point of Contact. Parking passes must be printed or displayed via phone.
Watergate Garage – 2600 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
Colonial Parking: all Georgetown locations
WHAT ARE THE NEAREST METRO STOPS & BUS LINES?
The Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro station, located on the blue and orange lines, is a short 15-minute walk from Georgetown. The Rosslyn, Virginia station, located on the blue and orange lines, is a short walk across the Key Bridge to Georgetown.
Metro riders can also access Georgetown via the DC Circulator bus from the Rosslyn and Dupont Circle Metro stations.
For more information, including a map and trip planning feature, visit www.wmata.com.
ARE THERE ANY PRIZES OR AWARDS AT THE RACE TO BEAT CANCER?
Yes! We want to thank and reward those that go the extra mile to help raise additional funding for cancer research. Fundraisers that raise $250 or more receive awesome SWAG that will be a reminder of the great work and effort put worth when race day is over:
- Platinum Fundraiser ($1,000) TBD
- Gold Fundraiser ($750) TBD
- Silver Fundraiser ($500) TBD
- Bronze Fundraiser ($250) TBD
Visit Fundraising Tips and Tools for more ways to jumpstart your fundraising!
We are also excited to present awards to our top three fundraising teams to acknowledge their joint efforts and collaboration. Prizes vary each year but are given with a team in mind to celebrate together after race day is over!
The top three male finishers and top female finishers will be awarded cash prizes:
- 1st Place – $250
- 2nd Place – $100
- 3rd Place – $50
WHAT CAN I BRING?
Strollers, wheelchairs, and dogs are welcome on the 5K course. You are welcome to carry water bottles, food, and personal items with them along the course.
WILL THERE BE A BAG CHECK?
Yes! Bag check will be provided on race day to hold any items you do not wish to carry on the course. Race to Beat Cancer 5K is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.