Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

About the Event

When is the event?  Saturday, October 10, 2009.  Races begin at 8AM.  

How many runners do you hope to recruit?   Our goal is to recruit 40 runners.  

Can I organize my own team of four runners to participate in the marathon relay?  YES – Use the ‘NOTES/INSTRUCTIONS’ field to identify the other runners on your team.
I would like to run the marathon team relay but I don’t have three others to form a team.  Can you help?  Not a problem!  We’ll create running teams of four for those who are not bringing in their own team of four.   

Are our meals and beverages provided after the race?   Yes.  Complimentary food and beverages will be provided to all of our runners who meet the minimum fundraising goal.  

Where does the money raised in the marathon go?  Net proceeds for this event will be applied to the UMPS CARE Charities children’s hospital program called BLUE for Kids.

When will my personal Web page be ready?  UMPS CARE Charities will create your page within 3 days of processing your registration.

Are donations tax-deductible?  Yes – UMPS CARE Charities is a 501(c)3 non-profit.  Our Federal Tax ID Number is 20-5465714.   All donors making credit card donations on your personal fundraising Web page will receive a tax-receipt by E-mail.  All donors making personal check donations of $100 or more will receive a tax-receipt. Donors making personal check donations of less than $100 may also request a tax-receipt.  Tax receipts will be mailed approximately four weeks after the event. 

What is the deadline for reaching my $500 goal?  We ask that you work to meet your minimum fundraising goal by September 15. 

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How do I register? You may register online, by fax, or by mail.  Click the 'Register' tab above to register online or print and fax the Runner bdda5217ff992507b91a995db1bc30a3 Form below to Samuel Dearth, Executive Director of UMPS CARE Charities at (518) 768-2791.  You should also send E-mail to and request confirmation that your fax was received.

Fundraising and Your Personal Web Page

We ask each runner to encourage family, friends and co-workers to partner by contributing financial support.  Each runner’s goal is to raise a minimum of $500 by collecting pledges. Here’s one approach to reach your goal - Four easy steps to $500...

•    Sponsor yourself for $50
•    Ask 3 family members to sponsor you for $50
•    Ask 3 friends or co-workers to contribute $50
•    Ask 6 friends or co-workers to contribute $25

A few days after you register for the event, UMPS CARE Charities will set up your personal Web page.  Your personal Web page allows friends, family members, and business contacts to make credit-card donations in support of your effort.  You will be notified by E-mail when your page is ready. 

Personal Fundraising Page Features:

•    Personal message about the event and your effort,
•    Fundraising progress bar,
•    A ‘Sponsor Me Now’ button for supporters to make secure credit card donations,
•    A link to a PDF pledge form for supporters to print and mail personal check donations *,
•    Name, date, amount, and comments from supporters who have donated on your page.

* UMPS CARE Charities will update your page to reflect all donations received by personal check.  You will be notified by E-mail.