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FAQs

Event Day FAQs

What are the course options? Where does it go?

The courses and distances vary from location to location, but there will always be a long walk, short walk AND running option available at each location. Check the event pages for all the details of your chosen event including course maps and exact distances. You’ll find the list of events here.

Will I be timed?

As the walking courses are non-competitive, only participants who register for the run will be timed.

Do I need to supply identification on race day?

Yes, if your race pack hasn't been sent to you in advance you will need photo ID in order to collect your registration pack on race day. Please bring a copy of your driver’s licence, senior’s card or student card.

Can I park at the event?

There is parking at each venue, however, it is limited so we recommend that you carpool or catch public transport where possible.

Is there accessible parking?

Yes, but it is also limited. Only vehicles displaying an RMS Disability Sticker will have access to these spaces. Please contact Dementia Australia at memorywalk@dementia.org.au to pre-register for an accessible parking space so we can make sure your needs are met.

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes are strongly recommended. Think about what you might wear at the gym - leave the high heels and ballet flats at home… and of course, fancy dress is always encouraged!

Can my family do different race types or distances?

Of course you can. When you select a family ticket, please enter in your chosen distance for each person so we can get the right bib to the right family member.

Is the event weather dependent?

Safety is our number one priority, but there is a wet weather plan in place so it won’t be cancelled for a little bit of rain. Be sure to check the weather forecast and come prepared for the elements. The race will be cancelled in extreme weather conditions or if it becomes unsafe. We will put notifications on the website, phone-line and Facebook if it is cancelled, and you may get an SMS alerting you about it too if you have supplied us with a mobile contact.

Can I change race types?

You can change between race types by emailing memorywalk@dementia.org.au up until online entries close a few days before the race. After this date we cannot accommodate event changes.

Is the course wheelchair/pram friendly?

Yes! We encourage you to bring along family members of all ages so ensure the tracks can cater for these.

Can I run with my dog?

We are SUPER excited to say that YES furry friends are welcome to all Memory Walk & Jog events in 2018! Just be sure to include your pooch as part of the registration process and take note of the terms and conditions for having your buddy there so that we know everyone will be safe.

Will medical support be available along the course?

First aid teams will be located at various points around the course. If you have a need for them please make yourself known to either them or a course marshal.

I can't make the race. Are there other ways I can help?

Of course! There are a number of ways you can help out:

  • Organise your own DIY Memory Walk & Jog with friends or colleagues on a day that suits you;
  • Register for MY Memory Walk & Jog and pledge your KMs whenever you like;
  • Give our Volunteer Coordinator a call on 02 8875 4631 to see how you can help out before the event.

 



Registration FAQs

What does my entry fee cover?

  • Entry into the race with your choice of race type (unless sold out)
  • Race bib
  • T-shirt sticker to personalise
  • If you’re one of the first 500 people, it will also cover a free event T-shirt
  • A fundraising page to help you raise much needed funds for Dementia Australia

Where can I get a paper entry form?

If you don’t like putting your credit card details online, just send an email to: memorywalk@dementia.org.au and one of our team members will be sure to get you sorted.

Is there an age limit for younger runners?

This is a come one come all type of event. However, if you’re under 18 years of age be sure to grab an adult to accompany you.

What happens after I register?

Once you complete the registration process online you will receive a confirmation email with a receipt for your payment along with your fundraising page details. If you still have questions after reading those, feel free to give us a call for a chat.

Can I register on the day?

Absolutely! But if you want to avoid standing in line AND save a few dollars while you’re at it, we strongly urge you to register ahead of time.

 



Fundraising FAQs

What do I do if I receive cash donations or a cheque?

The easiest thing to do is to keep the cash or cheque and make the payment to your online page using your credit card. Remember to make it in the name of the person who donated though so they get the receipt. If you do not want to pay your donations online, please fill out the paper sponsorship form from your pack and follow the steps there to return it to us.

I am no good with technology. How do I share my fundraising page on Facebook?

Easy peasy - and so glad you asked! When you log into your Facebook account, you should see a box that asks you “What’s on your mind?”. All you have to do is paste the link/URL that’s been emailed to you for your fundraising page into that box. Then write something before it like : “I’m doing Memory Walk & Jog next month in memory of my father, Henry, who passed away last year from dementia. I would like to raise $500 for Dementia Australia by doing this, please sponsor me by clicking on my page.”

I want to fundraise but don’t know where to start…

No problem! We have some fundraising tips to get you started, or simply call us to have a brainstorm and a chat!

 



MY Memory Walk & Jog FAQs

Do I need to complete my KMs in one day or break it up over a period of time?

The great thing about MY Memory Walk & Jog is that you can do what you like over your preferred time period. You can complete your challenge in one day or run 5ks a day for a whole month. It’s all up to you!

Do I need to raise a certain amount of money?

You do not have to raise a certain amount of money; however a fundraising page will be automatically created after you sign up which encourages you to fundraise. People choose to raise anywhere from $100 to $10,000, so you can set your goal to whatever works for you. Every bit helps!

Does it cost money to sign up?

There is a registration fee of $20 to sign up, however we throw in a free 2XU Memory Walk & Jog singlet which is valued at around $50 so you are winning already!

Can I continue fundraising after I have completed my challenge?

Yes! It’s a great way to fundraise after your challenge as it encourages people to donate knowing you took the time to do this personal challenge. Just keep us in the loop so we know how long to keep your fundraising page live for.

 



DIY Memory Walk & Jog FAQs

Does it cost money to register?

It is completely free to sign up to host your own DIY Memory Walk & Jog.

Do I need to get council permission and approval to use a local public space?

If you are using a local space it is best to check with the local council if you require permission to use it. Ask us about our Public Liability Insurance.

Do I need to raise a certain amount of money?

You don’t have to raise a certain amount of money to participate or host your own DIY Memory Walk & Jog, however we do ask that you try to make fundraising a part of the event and encourage those who are participating with you to fundraise too. Groups choose to raise anywhere from $200 to $20,000, so you can set your goal to whatever works for you and your event. We have heaps of great tips in your pack and will make this as easy as possible for you.

Does my DIY Memory Walk & Jog need to be ticketed?

This is completely up to you. Some choose to ticket their event which helps raise money on the day. You can ticket your event through your event microsite and also sell on-the-day entry in person if you like. Others choose to not charge for the event, preferring various other activities on the day such as a sausage sizzle, raffles or other fun activities which help raise money. This is totally up to you.

What promotional materials will be provided from Dementia Australia?

We can provide you with the following to help make the day successful:

  • Personalised Facebook cover photo and profile picture
  • Personalised digital promotional poster for your event
  • Digital promotional fliers
  • Event website