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?

Yes. In 2021 we planned to host a hybrid race. However, due to growing concerns in the community over COVID, and the fact that many of our event participants may be immunocompromised, we have decided to shift the race to virtual-only. Sorry for any inconvenience!

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 5th to ensure funds are included in your fundraising totals.

What is a beanie?

If you're not interested in an event t-shirt, consider choosing an embroidered beanie (knit cap).

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

Yes! Since we are 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 pickup will be at Gilda's Club Madison (7907 UW Health Ct. in Middleton) on the following dates/times:

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 8am - 6pm
  • Sunday, October 17 from 8:30am - 11am


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 by November 1.

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