2016 SD Walk w/Dogs 3

Frequently Asked Questions

 

When is the Walk for Animals - San Diego?

The Walk for Animals - San Diego is on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at NTC Park at Liberty Station.

 

What is the registration fee?

  • $40 - Adults (ages 18+)
  • $20 - Children (ages 17 and under)
  • $10 - Cat Nappers (Individuals who are raising funds but not attending the Walk)

 

Does my registration fee count towards my fundraising total?

Yes! Your registration fee, although it is not tax-deductible, does count towards your overall fundraising total. It also counts towards earning prizes.

 

Can I bring my pets?

Friendly, on-leash dogs are welcome. Over 1,000 dogs will be in attendance, so we do not recommend bringing other types of pets.

 

Can I bring my children and can they participate?

The Walk for Animals - San Diego is a family-friendly event and children are welcome in all areas. All participants must register online or by printed form. Youth participants are also welcome to fundraise.

 

What if I can't attend but I want to fundraise?

Attendance on the day of the walk is not required. If you cannot attend, you may still register online as a Cat Napper and use the website tools to raise funds, or use a printed pledge form to raise money. Registered Cat Nappers will receive a commemorative Walk for Animals - San Diego T-shirt in the mail after the walk.

Send cash, checks and forms to:
San Diego Humane Society
ATTN: Walk for Animals - San Diego
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110

 

What do I do with cash and checks that I collect?

We will mail a Registered Walker packet to each participant who registers by Friday, April 28, 2016.

Walkers who register on or after Friday, April 28 can pick up their packets at the San Diego Humane Society's San Diego Campus. Packets will be available for pick-up Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or on Saturday, May 6 at the Walk for Animals - San Diego, starting at 7:00 a.m.

In the Registration Packet, among other items, will be a Pledge Envelope. Please bring the envelope with all cash and checks to the walk. If you receive cash or checks after the walk, please drop off or mail the donations in a clearly marked envelope to:

San Diego Humane Society
ATTN: Walk for Animals - San Diego
5500 Gaines Street
San Diego, CA 92110

If you are not fundraising online, you can keep track of check and cash donations with this donation tracking form. Please print the form, fill out completely, and place it in your Registration envelope, along with your collected donations, on the day of the Walk.

 

How do I add cash and checks to my online total?

If you would like to add the cash or checks you receive to your donation total on your walk page, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to your 'Participant Center'
  2. Click on the 'Enter a new gift' on the right sidebar
  3. The next page will allow you to enter check and cash gifts

 

How do I keep track of my fundraising on the go?

Get social by adding our Walk for Animals Facebook app. It allows your Facebook friends to donate right on your Facebook page.



Go Mobile. Manage and share your Walk for Animals experience on the go with our new Walk for Animals mobile application. This FREE app lets you fundraise and connect with others through social media and email, update your web pages and check your fundraising progress—all from the palm of your hand. iPhone | Android.

  

 

How are prizes awarded to team members?

Team members qualify for individual fundraising prizes based on their individual fundraising achievements. Team members are encouraged to register and raise money on their own.

NEW THIS YEAR: Prizes are redeemed individually by email after the event. Once a prize is selected for each fundraising level achieved, each walker will receive their well-earned prizes by mail within 2-3 weeks. Walkers are reminded to provide a valid email address when registering for the Walk in order to claim their prizes.

If a team raises money together by holding a team event (such as a bake sale), a San Diego Humane Society staff member can apply the proceeds to the team's fundraising total OR proceeds can be applied to each of the team member's individual fundraising totals. Please email walk@sdhumane.org or call 619.243.3469 for assistance.

 

How do I claim my prizes?

NEW THIS YEAR: Prizes will no longer be claimed at the event, however t-shirts will still be available onsite to pick up at the Registration tent. Our new prize redemption system will make the day of the event more convenient for participants, along with the new opportunity for walkers to choose from a selection of prizes for each level achieved! After the Walk, walkers will receive an email with a link to choose and claim their prizes. Once a prize is selected for each fundraising level, walkers will receive their well-earned prizes by mail within 2-3 weeks. Walkers are reminded to provide a valid email address when registering for the Walk in order to claim their prizes.

 

How do I print out my gift history list?

In your Participant Center, click 'Progress' then click 'Download Personal Donation List' under 'Donations History' at the bottom of the page. 

 

This is my first time fundraising - do you have tips?

Yes! Visit our Fundraising Tips page for fundraising ideas for new and returning walkers.

 

What do I do if I did not receive my Registered Walker Packet?

Walkers who register on or after Friday, April 28, 2017 can pick up their packets at the San Diego Humane Society's San Diego Campus. Packets will be available for pick-up Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 5 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. or on Saturday, May 6 at the Walk for Animals - San Diego, starting at 7:00 a.m.

Please bring the envelope from your packet, with all cash and checks, to the walk.

If you registered before Friday, April 28, 2017 and did not receive your packet in the mail by May 3, please contact Jenny Ludovissy: walk@sdhumane.org.

 

How long is the Walk for Animals - San Diego?

The walk is approximately 2 miles long. There will also be a 1/2 mile course available to walkers who would prefer a shorter route.

 

ON BEHALF OF ALL THE ANIMALS – THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 

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