How do I Fundraise online?
What should my fundraising goal be?
It’ll be easier to reach than you might think! Download “How to Raise $500 in 10 days.“
How will my sponsor donations be used?
All funds raised at the Walk for Life benefit the work of Life Network to value life and transform lives in Colorado Springs. Direct sponsors to elifenetwork.com to learn more, or use the information on your pledge sheet. Be sure to let your sponsors know their donation is tax-deductible.
Download a paper pledge sheet here. Obtain your first pledge from a generous donor, often other donors will match that amount.
Who should I ask to sponsor me?
Click here for ideas – We bet you know more people than you think! Don’t forget to ask family and friends who live out of town! Using your social media can also be a powerful tool – take a peek at our Resources page for ready-to-go social posts and easy-to-share videos! If you prefer paper, download a paper pledge sheet here. Obtain your first pledge from a generous donor, often other donors will match that amount.
How much does it cost to participate in the Walk?
There is no cost/fee for the Walk portion of the event. However since this the biggest fundraiser for Life Network, we encourage people to participate by raising funds or sponsoring themselves. More info can be found here.
How much does it cost to participate in the 5K Fun Run?
There is a minimum $25 sponsorship (per runner) required to participate in the 5K. Sponsorship increases to $50 (per runner) for those who register on June 4th – the day of the event. Awards are presented to the top three men and top three women finishers in each age category. Prizes (including t-shirts) will be given to fundraising walkers/runners based on their individual fundraising. Every runner in the 5K must register separately.
Is this an official 5k? How will I know my time?
This is not an official 5K—we have done our best with the course and keeping an accurate measurement of distance, but the course is not official. This year, the 5K will be a self-timed event. No medals will be awarded, but prizes (including t-shirts) will be given to fundraising walkers/runners based on their individual fundraising.The event is held at Memorial Park—which is located at the intersection of Pikes Peak Ave and Union Blvd. The event site is on the northeast side of Prospect Lake. There are numerous parking lots surrounding the area.
Can I bring my dog to the Walk+Run for Life?
This event is welcome to dogs. We ask that you abide by city park regulations (dogs on leash, picking up after them) And due to the size of the crowds we also ask that you use your discretion and bring only friendly dogs.
Is there a fee for the Kids Race? What ages can participate?
There is no fee for the Kids Race. You can sign your little one (between the ages of 3-9) up at the event. Visit the Kids Race table or find one of the roaming Waiver Volunteers with the green clipboards to sign the waiver and get your child their race bib and wristband.
I can’t Walk or Run that day can I still participate?
Yes! You can still raise funds and walk in your own neighborhood at any time. You can mail or drop off any pledge forms/payments at 3700 Galley Road.
I’m volunteering, where do I go that morning?
Check in at the VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN TENT and you’ll be signed in, given your name badge, and directed where to go. We encourage you to allow yourself a little extra time for parking and checking in. Thank you for choosing to serve with us at this event!
How do I get this year’s cool Walk+Run T-Shirt?
Everyone who raises at least $150 will earn this year’s shirt! All volunteers will also receive this year’s shirt as a thank you. If at all possible, we ask those that are earning one and volunteering to just take one. Prior year’s shirts are availabe for $10 and can be purchased at the Prize Tent.
How much do activities in the Kids Zone cost?
All activities (bouncy houses, snow cones, cotton candy, duck pond, face paint, balloons…) are all free of charge. We urge you to accompany your little ones to all the fun for their safety.
How do I turn in my fundraising?
Please be sure to check-in at the yellow and white Check-In canopies when you arrive so that your pledge sheets can be processed and your prizes can be awarded! We will have a print-out of all funds raised online as of noon on Friday, so you will not need to print out your online fundraising page. We will be starting the 5K Fun Run at 8:00am and the Walk for Life at 9:30am – be sure to arrive early so you can get checked in! Remember to bring all cash and checks you’ve collected with you.
In the event of a virtual Walk for Life, all pledge sheets, checks and other materials may be mailed to Life Network at 3700 Galley Road, Colorado Springs, CO, 80909 or dropped off during business hours if possible. If you have any questions at all, please reach out Alyssa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if it’s raining the day of Walk+Run?
Rain or shine we’ll be out there!
What if COVID-19 pandemic restrictions impact this event?
We are hoping and praying that we’ll be able to gather in person with all 2,000 of you by June 6th! However, if for public health reasons or due to government regulations we cannot hold a large in-person event, we will still hold the Walk for Life – virtually!! We encourage you to make plans to walk with your family or a small group (while practicing social distancing) and share your experiences with us by tagging @lifenetworkcos and #walkforlifecos on social media. We will also be hosting a live-streamed virtual event, where we’ll share stories of how your fundraising impacts our daily ministry to families in our city, show how some of our staff & supporters are spending their Walk for Life and more!
When is the Life Saver event for those who raise at least $1,000?
Our Life Savers event will be a special dinner event held in July! More details will be released to our Life Saver Club members by email and with an official invitation.
Why didn’t you answer my question?
Just get in touch with us HERE and we will do our best to answer any questions you might have!