FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When and where is the Walk for Life & 5K?
The Walk for Life & 5K is Saturday October 2, 2021.
The Event begins at the new Quakertown Amphitheater (Univest Performance Center), and continues through the walking paths surrounding the Athletic Fields, and finishes in front of the Amphitheater, at the Park at 4th.
600 W. Mill St.
Quakertown, PA 18951
Registration begins: 8:30 am
5K Run/Walk: begins at 9:15 am
Stroll begins at 9:15 am
To see the course maps, please click HERE.
We will also be having a 1/2 mile Fun Run for children 10 years old and under. The cost will be $10. Participation prizes will be awarded to all Fun Runners.
Where do I park?
Please click HERE for a parking map
Why have a Walk for Life & 5K?
The funds generated from the Walk for Life & 5K help provide the FREE resources that we offer at our pregnancy center and the Pro-Life Efforts of the Crossroads.
Who does Walk for Life & 5K support?
When you Walk for Life, your steps WILL save lives! The money raised at the Walk for Life & 5K will impact hundreds of women, men, and children in our community. These are just some of the FREE services offered at our center:
Free STD Testing and Free Treatment
Pregnancy Information: Pregnancy Tests, Limited Ultrasound, Pregnancy Options info, Abortion Recovery Support
Help for Guys: Healthy Relationship Mentoring, Men's Mentoring, Education Classes, Post-Abortion Counseling
Referrals for: Adoption, Housing, Medical care, Other community services
Education & Support: Relationship Education, Parenting Education and Support, Nutrition Education, Budgeting Assistance, Mom's Support Group
Practical Support: Diapers, Infant, child and maternity clothing, Food and formula, Baby equipment and supplies
Are there bathrooms on site?
Yes. There are bathrooms available at the park.
Will there be food and beverages available?
Yes. There will be water and refreshments available after the event for all Runners and Walkers.
WALK FOR LIFE FUNDRAISING INFORMATION
How far is the Walk?
It depends on what you would like to do! This year, for those who would like to walk a good distance, we're opening up the option to participate in the 5K, only walking. And a shorter Walk is still an option - an easy 1 mile. Whether a 5K or 1 mile, it's the most important distance you will ever walk!
What if I can't Run or Walk on the day of the event?
If you can't walk on the day of our event, no problem! You can walk any day, anytime, anyplace - it still counts! Walk around your block, push a baby stroller with a friend, go roller-skating for life, walk to your mailbox 10 times... it all counts! Prizes will only be awarded to Walkers who are in attendance the day of the Walk.
If I can't run the day of the event, will I still be able to get my ordered T-shirt?
If you ordered a t-shirt and would still like to receive it, please contact the Race Director, Jessica Martin (email: Crossroads5kwalkforlife@gmail.com) prior to the Packet Pick-up date of October 1st to arrange a pickup time. If we have not heard from you by then, your T-shirt will be given out to someone who registered too late to order one.
What if it rains?
We walk Rain or Shine! The race director has the right and responsibility to cancel the day’s event in case of extreme weather. Check our Facebook page or website for updates.
How do I get donors/supporters?
During the online registration process, you will be able to create a Fundraising Page. You’ll be able to manage your page and profile. You will also be able to spread the word about your fundraising efforts via email. (Please see "Send a Sample Email" on the resource Tab or CLICK HERE to see how to set this up.) The best way to get donors is to simply ask or e-mail everyone you know... family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, people at your gym, your clubs, and even people you know out of town! When you ask "Will you sponsor me as I Walk for Life?" 9 out of 10 people will say "yes". Please check out our "Steps to Success" for other helps for getting sponsors.
Is it a per-mile pledge?
All pledges are "flat" amounts, meaning the donation or pledge offered is the total amount. There is no per-mile fee or cost. All donations/pledges are tax deductible, and sponsors will receive a printed donation receipt if their mailing address is provided to Crossroads.
Do I have to collect the money?
If you register online, your sponsors can pay online using your own personal Fundraising web page which you will have the opportunity to create when you register. (For a sample email, please CLICK HERE). You can send them an e-mail asking them to donate and directing them to your page using an internet link.
If you choose to use a paper pledge form to collect your pledges, please bring it on Walk Day with your pledge form to turn in at the Registration Pavilion.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, but please remember there will be lots of people around of all ages. Pets need to be on a leash and well-socialized. This makes it nice for your pet, you and others at the event. Also please remember that you will need to clean up after your pet, so please bring necessary supplies.
Can I register as part of a team?
No. We will not be registering teams nor awarding any prizes this year for top teams; only for individuals. (Please note: the website describes those who use your fundraising page as a Team', but these are not the same as participating teams.)
Do I have to belong to a Church group?
You do not need to belong to a Church group. We want everyone to be able to participate, and there is absolutely no set requirement to walk or run other than a heart to save babies and change live!
Where can I get more pledge sheets if I run out?
You can download & print a copy from this site under resources or by clicking here!
If I've registered online, am I also able to raise funds online and post pledges manually?
Absolutely! After you've registered, you will create your personal fundraising web page by following simple instructions. Registering online is easy and fast, and a great way to raise pledges! To register, click here.
If you have a question we have not answered here, please feel free to email the Race Director, Jessica Martin: Crossroads5kwalkforlife@gmail.com. Remember no question is too small, too large, too silly, or too thoughtful! If you have a question, we want to help!