What is the deadline to register online for Race for HOPE?
The deadline for online registration is midnight two days prior to the race event. Registration will be available at Packet Pick-Up and on the morning of the event. Please be sure to arrive with enough time to allow for registration.
Who is timing the race? Peninsula Track Club
Will you provide official / online finisher times and results? YES
Timing will be posted on our website and the Peninsula Track Club website.
Race Package Pickup:
Race package should be pickup on the Thursday and Friday prior to the day of the event at Crunch Fitness Newport News, 12255 Hornsby Lane, Newport News, VA 23602 from Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Day-of-Event bib pick up will be available at the Race Tents (look for the Share HEART in Africa Banner on the tent) at the Mariners' Museum Warwick Lot beginning at 7:00 a.m. We highly encourage all runners to pick up their bibs on Thursday or Friday.
The 1 Mile fun run will begin at 8 AM, 8K Race at 8:30 AM and the 5K immediately after the 8K. Please allocate plenty of time to arrive.
The race route are walker/stroller friendly.
All racers will sign a waiver prior to obtaining their bib. If you are under 18 you must have a legal guardian to co-sign the waiver with you.
There will be a water stop/hand off half way around the track and at the finish line. Please hydrate adequately beforehand, carbo-loadand get plenty of sleep.
A time clock will be in place at the finish line.
What is the minimum fundraising amount and what is the deadline to turn in pledges?
There is no fundraising minimum. All donations must be received on December 31st to qualify for incentive prizes. Share HEART in Africa will continue to receive donations after the event.
Are donations made on my behalf tax deductible?
Yes, all donations in which goods or services are made received are tax deductible.
Will Share HEART in Africa acknowledge my contributors?
Share HEART in Africa will send a gift receipt and acknowledgement letter to anyone who makes a donation on behalf of a Race for HOPE participant.
How can my supporters make a donation?
The fastest and easiest way for your supporters to make a donation on your behalf is to refer them to the personal fundraising page you create on this website. If they prefer, they can write a check to Share HEART in Africa with your name on the memo line and mail it to:
Share HEART in Africa, Inc.
Attn: Race for HOPE
P. O. Box 15692
Newport News, VA 23608
What online fundraising tools are available to Race for HOPE participants?
Each participant can create a personal fundraising page on our event website. We have provided free online tools to help you share your personal story to inspire others to give on your behalf, track fundraising and thank your supporters.
How can I find out if my company offers a matching gift?
First, check to see if your company has a matching gift program for charitable organizations. The website MatchingGifts.com can be helpful in determining which companies match donations. Complete a matching gift form (available from your company’s Human Resources) and send it in with your donation.
How can I check my personal fundraising totals or that of my team?
You track your fundraising efforts via your participant center. This tool allows you to log on and review your pledges any time of the day. When a donation is made online, it is processed automatically and added toward your fundraising total. Donations made by check or money order will be processed and counted toward your total within 10 business days after it is received by Share HEART in Africa.
Can I have guests come and visit me at Race for HOPE?
Yes! We encourage people to come and cheer you on during the event. Supporters can watch you along the route or meet you at the post-race party at the registration tent.
What time do I arrive on the day of the event?
Registration will begin at 7 AM and the race will begin at 8 AM Please be early and keep personal items to a minimum.
Who can I contact for more information?
Please contact the Race Director, Saffiatu Harper at 757-358-7648 or email Race4HopeVA@gmail.com