Superhero Run/Walk FAQ

The countdown is on for the 2022 Superhero 5K, 1 Mile Walk, and Kids Dash that is part of the nationwide GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge. Our local GiGi’s along with many others around the nation have held or are holding these special events to help raise awareness of the need for acceptance. We are thankful for all of you that have registered to participate in our event or donated to help raise funds that are crucial to ensure our Playhouse is able to continue spreading awareness, and acceptance and offer free educational and therapeutic programs for individuals with Down syndrome.

As with any large event, there are often frequently asked questions so we are taking some time to answer those here.

Will I get a shirt? 

Everyone registered on or before May 15th will have their shirt(s) available for pick up during the advertised pick-up times/dates or if a virtual participant and you requested/paid to have them shipped, they will be shipped the week of the event. Those registered after May 15th will be notified via email if we have a shirt for them. We do cushion our shirt order when it is placed to try to ensure everyone gets a shirt but this depends on how many registrations come after the shirt cutoff date. 

Packet/Shirt Pick-Up

Thursday, June 2nd, 9 am – 7 pm at GiGi’s Playhouse  3906 38th Ave Moline, IL

Friday, June 3rd, 8 am – 3 pm at GiGi’s Playhouse  3906 38th Ave Moline, IL

Saturday, June 4th,  7 am – 11 am at Veterans Memorial Park Bettendorf, IA 

How do I sign up? 

Click the “Register Button” on the main page. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to create an account with One Cause using an email or social media account. Then follow the prompts to join a team, start a new team, or register as an individual. Enter your information and submit the registration form to get started! (If you remember log-in info from past years, you’ll see previous activity which is helpful.) 

*If planning to register your family (husband, kids, grandparents, etc., you’ll want to do it all at once as the system does not allow you to go back and add registrations later. You would need to create a new account with a different email to do it later.  

Do I need to join a team? 

No, you can register as an individual. Just click the blue “Register” button and select the “Register as an Individual” option. All are welcome!  

How do I create a new team? 

Once you complete your registration, you will see a button to “Set up your page”. From there, it will take you to the “Manage My Page” area. (Note: You will also be able to create and manage your team page from this area as well.)  

One of the tabs on the left will say “Create or Join a Team”. Click that tab, find the team you want to join, or create your own team.  

Once created, you will be able to invite people to join the team right when they register, or they can search for it and join later.  

Where does the money go? 

All funds raised at the Superhero 5K, 1 Mile Walk and Kids Dash  will help support programs and outreach offered by GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center-Quad Cities.  

Covering fees in donations? 

Every credit card transaction results in an additional processing fee. You have the option to help lower those fees for the Playhouse by covering it for your transaction.  

How do I invite friends to participate? 

After you’ve registered, click the “Manage My Page” option from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner (under profile picture). You’ll see a list of tabs on the left-hand side of your screen, one of which is “Invite Friends to Join You”. You can invite people via email, or through social media.  

You can also share a link to the website through email or social media and people will be able to click and register.  

Can I sign up with a paper registration? 

Yes, you can contact our office at (309) 762-7529 to request a paper registration form.  

Can I register on the day of the event? 

Yes, online registration will say open until the end of day Thursday, June 2nd and onsite registration will begin at 7 am at Veteran’s Memorial Park. 

How can I support if I can’t participate? 

If you’re not able to join us in person there is a virtual participation option but there are other ways to participate and support too!

We’d love to have your support in any of the following ways:  

  • Donate to the event or a team  
  • Donate an item for the online raffle/auction 
  • Become a sponsor of the event   
  • Donate an item from our wish list 
  • Volunteer to help the week of the event 

Are volunteers needed? 

Yes! This event is made possible thanks to many volunteers leading up to the event and the day of too!   

If you’d like to help, please visit the volunteer sign-ups below:

Race Pre & Post Event

Race Day of Event

 

If you have any questions not answered above, please feel free to call 309-762-7529 or send us an email quadcities@gigisplayhouse.org.  

 

Visit the Facebook Event for up-to-date announcements! 

 

Please note: This event is held rain or shine, and registration fees are non-refundable! We appreciate your support and understanding!  

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