Mighty Moose 5k Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer

Sat September 11 - Sun September 26, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW IT WORKS
 
This year we are hosting our traditional In-person event on September 26, 2021. Additionally, we are continuing to support the Virtual race which will run from September 11, 2021 - September 26, 2021. Completion of the Run/Walk can be done at your convenience anytime during this two week period and you will receive a prompt if you would like to submit your results.
 
For In-Person events, we are offering a Kids ½ mile (up to and including age 5 as of race day), Kids 1 mile (from age 5 up to and including age 11 as of race day) and our 5k Walk/Run open to all ages.  
 
Race Start Times:
5k Walk/Run at 9:00am
Kids 1/2 Mile at 8:15am
Kids 1 Mile at 8:00am
 
 
WAIVED ALL REGISTRATION FEES AGAIN FOR 2021

There are no registration fees to participate in this year’s events. Please consider a donation during the registration process to help support our mission. 

OPTIONAL INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER PAGES CREATED 

With each registration, an individual fundraising website will be created in your name with default content about our cause. You will have the option to use this page/content to help us raise money via donations for this year’s race. Following your registration, you will receive an email with details regarding how you can customize your page, including ideas for soliciting donations and increasing your fundraising goal.

Although you are not required to join a team and fundraise, we highly encourage you to join or form one and have fun with it! We’d love to see some friendly competition between teams to see who can raise the most money and have the most donors. We will also have awards for individual fundraisers!

OPTION FOR CREATING OR JOINING A FUNDRAISING TEAM

During the registration process, you will also have the option to create your own fundraising team or join an existing fundraising team. This will enable you to pull a group together to raise money as a team to support our cause. 

This is a great opportunity to join your neighbors, gather your family and friends, re-engage with college buddies, or contacts from your past. How about a team of work colleagues or maybe your kids want to gather teammates, school friends, or extended family? Each team will have a Captain to help communicate and keep the fundraising team on track. 

INCLUDED A “DONATION ONLY” OPTION

For those who are not interested in fundraising or participating in the race but want to support this critically important mission to prevent ovarian cancer, we included an option for a direct donation through the online registration process or the donate button. 

Contribute to the event by donating to an individual, a team, or making an outright donation. Your donation is especially critical this year to fund ovarian cancer research and prevention. We need your financial support!  

IT’S EASY TO PARTICIPATE AND PROMOTE: 
1.    First, register for the event and join a fundraising team or create your own team. Let your friends and family know that you need their support and donations!  You can direct them to your individual fundraising page that will be created as you register or www.facebook.com/mightymooseconcord/ 
 
2.    Track your progress on our Run/Walk Facebook page and encourage others to join the In-Person or Virtual event.  We want to hear from you and make it competitive! If you want, enter your results online via our registration page. You'll receive a reminder!
 
3.    Show your support by printing out and decorating with MIGHTY MOOSE 5K Fun Run signs!  Get creative virtually by posting pictures to your social media page, and you can always share it on The Mighty Moose Facebook page.  Make it a family affair- hang it in your window, on your mailbox or front door. Snap a picture and share it with us on Facebook.
 
4.    Share your “How You Run/Walk” with our Run/Walk family on Facebook by searching for @MightyMoose.org. 
 
5.    Post your success on Facebook and be sure to tag us (#MightyMoose) in your stories. 
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
 
CAN I REGISTER FOR THE VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON EVENTS?

This year you are eligible to register for the In-Person or Virtual event. The registration system will not let you register for both.

I'VE REGISTERED FOR THE 5K RUN/WALK. NOW WHAT?

Encourage others to support your 5K Run/Walk efforts, and invite your friends and family to walk or run with you!

DO I HAVE TO FUNDRAISE?

We don't require that you fundraise, but we encourage it, especially this year!  Money raised is important to help Dr. Elias and his team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital develop novel testing capabilities for early cancer detection, which will make an enormous difference in the fight against Ovarian Cancer.

HOW DO I COLLECT DONATIONS?

The easiest way for donors to support you is by visiting the registration page to donate online using a credit card. This can be accessed through our event site https://runsignup.com/mightymoose5k/donate or through your individual fundraising page URL. Donations are also accepted by check. If you would prefer to donate via a Donor Advised Fund, please make a check out to “Brigham & Women's Hospital, Inc” with “Mighty Moose 5k” in the memo line. Mail directly to: 

Brigham & Women's Hospital, Inc
Attn: Laura Ducie
116 Huntington Avenue, 3rd Floor, 
Boston, MA 02116. 
 

Contact mightymoosetreasurer@gmail.com if you have any questions. If you or someone on your team is sending a check, please email mightymoosetreasurer@gmail.com for tracking.

ARE KIDS OF ALL AGES WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RUN/WALK? 

Yes! This is a family-friendly event. We have a saying - you can Run, Walk or Stroll(er). Please consider inviting your family, friends, and work colleagues to this virtual event. All kids 1 Mile and ½ Mile registrations include registration to the 5k Walk/Run. 

HOW CAN I STAY UPDATED AND/OR SHARE MY RUN/WALK STORIES?

Simply follow us on Facebook by searching @MightyMoose5k and tag us with #MightyMoose5k. We want to hear your stories and share them with our Run/Walk friends. Together, we can motivate and help each other. 

WHERE AND WHEN DO I PICK UP MY RACE BIB AND T-SHIRT?

For all In-Person attendees, you can pick up your race bib and pre-race packet at Concord-Carlisle High School on Saturday, September 25th. This year, all In-Person participants who register prior to September 5, 2021 will receive a Dri-Fit T-shirt. 

We will update the Packet Pickup page as we get closer to the race. This link can also be accessed from the race website.

Due to shipping logistics and costs, virtual attendees will not receive a T-Shirt this year, but will be able to print their race Bib at home.   

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THAT WEREN'T ANSWERED HERE?

Contact us at mighty.moose.5k@gmail.com and we'll add to our FAQ's

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