Frequently Asked Questions
Can I finish a 5K?
If you're in decent health, the answer is yes. One of the reasons that the event is a 5K (3.1 miles) is so that we can have the broadest participant base possible. That makes the event more fun and raises more money for our mission. Nonetheless, you should check with your physician before undertaking any exercise.
Can I walk the course?
Yes! About 50% of the participants walk instead of run the course. Walking is a great way to participate with a group of friends as you Move for Mission!
Is there a minimum amount of fundraising I must do?Yes. There is a low mandatory minimum fundraising level of $200. Most participants easily raise more and you can too. The event host, The Generosity Series, provides the tools to make fundraising easy (your own web page, sample e-mails, social media integration, fundraising tips, etc.). Are there any awards given out at the event?Yes. In addition to finisher medals for all participants who finish the course, there are awards for the top three overall male and female finishers as well as for the top three male and female finishers in each age group, the charity's top fundraisers and the top three fundraisers in the entire event.How much of the money that I raise goes to United Methodist Women?100%. The Generosity Series that hosts the event does not charge the organization any processing fees or commissions (as in any online credit card transaction, our credit card company charges a small processing fee). So raise as much as you can because you can be sure that every penny is going to your charity. Is the event safe?The event is permitted, licensed and coordinated with municipal enforcement officials. The Generosity Series planning team takes guidance from law enforcement and/or private security consultants. As a precaution, there is always at least one ambulance and/or dedicated medical professionals on-site at the event.