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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is Run Your Own Race?
In addition to our core events (Boston Marathon, Falmouth Road Race, Boston's Run to Remember and Cape Cod Marathon and Half Marathon), Team End ALZ is also comprised of individual athletes participating in various road races and triathlons across the country to benefit the Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter.  Sign up for any event of your choice!

How will the Alzheimer's Association help me to run my own race?
The Alzheimer's Association will provide you with fundraising support, your own personalized fundraising website, an official New Balance Team End ALZ race singlet, and coaching advice. You are responsible for registering directly with the race of your choice and paying the race's registration/entry fee. 

What qualifications are there to participate?
None! This program is for athletes of all type -- from beginner to experienced. We encourage runners of all levels to run a race that best fits your interest, whether that be a local 5K or a challenging Tough Mudder event. 

Can the Alzheimer's Association secure a race entry for me?
Unfortunately, no. As part of the Run Your Own Race program, the athlete is responsible for securing entry to the race of his/her choice and paying any registration fee associated with it.

What is the fundraising minimum?
There is no fundraising minimum or requirement with Run Your Own Race! Every dollar raised makes an impact on our mission! In 2018, for example, over $1M was raised by our Team End ALZ athletes. There is a $50 kickoff donation when you set up your fundraising page that is tax deductible.

How do I start fundraising?
The best fundraising efforts start by sharing your personal story about why you're participating in this event. You can share your story on your personal fundraising page by logging in to your participant center. Once your page is updated, share it with friends, family, and coworkers via email, social networking, and word of mouth. 

Where does the money go?
The funds raised through this event benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. See this page for more information on our fundraising standards.

How is the money collected?
Submitting donations to the Alzheimer’s Association is quick and easy.  Donations can be made online, by submitting a check or money order by mail and hand-delivering cash, checks or money orders to the MA/NH Chapter at the address below:

Alzheimer's Association MA/NH
Attn: Run Your Own Race
309 Waverley Oaks Road
Waltham, MA 02452

*be sure to include your name on any donations mailed in so we know who to credit