Thursday, April 20, 2017 – Sunday, April 23, 2017
Feel the power of the force with runs for Star Wars™ fans of every age including the Star Wars™ Half Marathon, Star Wars™ 10K, Star Wars™ 5K, and the runDisney Kids Races. Challenge yourself to the ultimate test with the Star Wars™ Dark Side Challenge combining the Star Wars™ 10K and Half Marathon. It’s all part of the Star Wars™ Half Marathon – The Dark Side, April 20-23, 2017. Choose your alliance! Run for the light side or run for the dark side – and May the Force be with you!
Team Noah has guaranteed registrations for this race through runDisney, so if you missed out, take a look at our fundraising registration packages to find out how you can become part of Team Noah and light the path to a cure!
For more information about the event visit runDisney’s webpage.
Team Noah runners are a dedicated group of individuals making a difference by raising funds to support The NOAH Protocol, an innovative, immune-based therapy to fight pediatric brain cancer. Fundraising is easy and in most cases a runner reaches or exceeds their fundraising goal. Runners pay a registration deposit during the registration period and then reach out to friends and colleagues through social media and online fundraising pages to complete the fundraising minimum.
There are three milestones in your fundraising journey.
|This starts when you sign up and make your deposit. Your registration deposit of $25 holds your slot and allows us time to put together our team and make arrangements with runDisney. This is the perfect time to set up your online fundraising page and begin to share with friends and family for donations. When we take this deposit, will collect and hold your credit card information for the Commitment Date.|
|The Commitment Date is approximately 2-3 months prior to the date of the race. This date (the Commitment Date) is the deadline to confirm your participation as a Team Noah member. If you decide not to run with Team Noah after this date, you are responsible for a cancellation fee (varies per race). Prior to the Commitment Date, you may opt out without additional penalty.|
|When you reach this milestone, we will ask you to fully commit to Team Noah. Once recommitted, if you are unable to run after this date, or do not meet the fundraising minimum by race weekend, you are responsible for the difference between the funds you’ve raised so far and the fundraising minimum.|
Noah’s Light provides everything you need to raise these funds–including a Personal Online Fundraising Page (connected directly to our website), fundraising language to send to your supporters via email, Facebook, text, twitter, etc., great fundraising ideas, connection to other Team Noah runners and cheerful, always available support from your Team Noah Captain.
Team Noah Captains are runDisney experts and are on hand to help with all your questions. Think of them as your online concierge, making your experience magical.
By registering to fundraise for a Team Noah event, you agree that you are responsible for any difference between the amount raised and the registration fee. We understand that this can signify a large financial commitment on your part. To help you, we’ve implemented a “commitment date” and a “recommitment date”. Early in the fundraising process, the commitment date will allow you to opt out with no financial penalty. But further on in the process, each runner will ‘re-commit’ to us by providing credit card information so that in the event you do not meet the fundraising minimum we may charge the remaining amount. This happens after the end of the fundraising period which typically is a few days after the race weekend.
The Commitment Date is the point at which our Foundation is responsible for registration slots sold to us through runDisney. As such, if you opt out of the race after this date we will charge your credit card a cancellation fee (not your fundraising minimum). This fee is determined by race length and race weekend. It varies from $50 – $600. For example, if the cancellation fee for your slot is $200 and you fail to opt out during the Registration Period, and instead opt out between the Commitment Date and Recommitment Date, your credit card will be charged $200.
To opt out without penalty, please watch your email account for a message from us 7 days prior to the Commitment Date. If you choose to maintain your fundraising campaign and run in the race, no action is necessary. However, if you choose to opt out, please respond to the email with your intention to opt out within the next 7 days – before the established Commitment Date – and opt out without penalty.
On this date we will contact our Team Noah runners to ask you to recommit to fundraising by confirming credit card information. While no charge will be made to your credit card at this time, this information is used to continue to hold the slot for you. Once you have confirmed your participation by providing the credit card information, you become responsible for the difference between the total amount you raise (through race weekend) and your fundraising minimum.
Our recommitment date is a great time to review your fundraising progress and to consider the difference between the amount you’ve raised so far and your fundraising minimum. Of course, you still have plenty of time to continue your fundraising–until the event date–to meet the fundraising minimum.
The recommitment date is designed to give you the opportunity to step out of the commitment if you feel it is in your best financial interest and to help us know who is truly able to participate. Keep in mind if you decide not to recommit at this time, you will owe the cost of your registration, as explained above. At that time, any funds raised through your Personal Online Fundraising Page will be considered a charitable contribution and will remain with the Foundation.
While we encourage you to use the personal online fundraising page because it is easy for your friends to contribute, you are welcome to gather contributions in the manner that works best for you. We do recommend that you mail in checks or money orders as you complete events along the way so that we can track your fundraising progress.
You are welcome to make donations to your own campaign page, but please be aware that you are receiving goods or services in return for money you’ve contributed, so your donations may not be fully tax deductible. After the race has taken place you will receive a letter with an accurate total of the tax deductibility of your donations.
Donations that friends and family make to your campaign page are 100% tax-deductible, but if you are making donations to your own campaign page there are different IRS rules that apply. Please see the above question.
If you have further questions about joining Team Noah feel free to call us at 321-939-1371 or email our Team Noah Captain, Shereen O’Neill, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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