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Frequently Asked Questions


How will COVID-19 affect this year’s event?

After spending many weeks closely monitoring the state health and safety guidelines and the daily updates regarding the number of COVID-19 cases in Vermont, we have come to the very tough decision to cancel the in-person event scheduled for 2/27. Although we know that many of you will be disappointed by this decision please know that we took every detail of this event into consideration and feel that the risks overshadow our ability to host an in-person event. There are many factors in making this event safe and enjoyable and due to the virus there were aspects that we could not accommodate including a pre-event gathering with a detailed description of the trail, a mid-station for participants to opt out of the second half and the after-feast. We know that this event will continue on for many years and will continue to be a premier backcountry and community fundraising event in support of the Alzheimer's Association, Vermont Chapter. We hope that you will continue to participate in this year's first ever virtual Challenge and create your own individual event that will support our cause.

How do I form a team?

Forming a team is easy! From the homepage of the event, click "Register."  If you're a new participant, click "Start a Team." You will automatically become the team captain for your team. Then, ask friends, family and coworkers to join your team and the fight against Alzheimer’s.  If you are a returning participant, log in with your username and password, then chose to start a team.

What responsibilities does a team captain have?

Team captains are the heart of our events. As a team captain, you recruit your team of family, friends and coworkers, help them fundraise, keep them motivated and have fun fighting for a great cause in the process. You will also have access to a team fundraising web page and numerous tools to make your team a success.

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 your local Chapter. 

Are my registration and donations refundable if the event is canceled? 

We are working hard to make every effort to hold some type of event this year, even if state guidelines mandate that it become fully virtual. Since the need for financial support is constant, we will donate all funds to the Alzheimer’s Association no matter what type of event we are able to have.

How does virtual participation work? 

By choosing to participate virtually, you will have the opportunity to choose your own "Challenge" in support of the Alzheimer's Association, Vermont Chapter and their vision of a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.