FAQS
What is Gilda’s Club Madison?

Gilda’s Club Madison is a nonprofit cancer support community that provides free emotional support, cancer education, and hope to thousands of children and adults impacted by any kind of cancer and to those who care for them. Our mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. Learn more at https://www.gildasclubmadison.org/

 

Is Gilda's Run/Walk virtual this year?

In 2021 we are planning to host a hybrid race, meaning that we will host an in-person event will be held on October 17th unless public health dictates otherwise. We are exploring staggered start times as a way to reduce the risk of COVID; more details will be forthcoming closer to the event date. However, anyone is welcome to participate virtually if that is their preference. If the event cannot be safely held in-person, all regular registrations will revert to virtual registrations.

 
What is a hybrid race?

A Hybrid Event is any race, run, walk, ride, or fundraising event that incorporates both in-person and virtual elements. 

 
What is a virtual race?

A virtual race is a race that you can do anywhere and anytime! How does it work? You can run your 5k or walk your two miles anywhere, anytime between October 17 and October 24. Please note: virtual runners are not eligible for prizes awarded to the top race finishers.

 

How do I set up my fundraising page?

Your fundraising page is automatically created for you when you register. To view, edit, and customize your fundraising page, go to your Profile page. You can find your Profile page by clicking on My Registered Races, and then selecting "Manage Registration". On the "Manage Registration" page, you can set up your fundraiser by going to the tab labeled "Fundraiser". 

 
What date should I finish fundraising?

To qualify for fundraising thank-you gifts, we ask that you complete your fundraising by October 17th at 11:00 am CST. Fundraising websites will continue to be live through the end of October. 

 
What should I do with cash and/or check donations that I receive?

Mail or drop off cash/checks to Gilda’s Club Madison, 7907 UW Health Ct, Middleton, WI 53562. Please be sure to include your full name and team name if applicable. Please mail by October 5 to ensure funds are included in your fundraising totals.

 
How do I choose the right t-shirt size for me?

The t-shirt size charts are forthcoming. If uncertain, feel free to choose our Gilda's Run/Walk beanie this year.

 
Can I split the distance up into different runs/walks/days?

Yes! If racing virtually, we encourage you to take your time and make this event your own.

 
How do I submit my race results?

You can submit your results by email, text message, or by clicking the results tab on the menu. In order to text or email in your results, be sure to opt-in during registration.

 
When can I pick up my Run/Walk packet?

Packet pick up will be:

  • Thursday, October 14 from noon until 6pm at Gilda's Club
  • Friday, October 15 from 8am until noon at Gilda's Club
  • Sunday, October 17 from 8am-10am at location TBD

 

Can I have my shirt shipped?

Of course! We can ship your t-shirt and packet to you for $5, but be sure to add the shipping option on during the registration process.

Shirts will be shipped the week of November 1.

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