F.A.Q.

How do I register for this event?

Register online at www.walkwithmehouston.org.

Can I sign up a team, as a team member, or as an individual?

Yes, you can register as an individual, create your own team, or join an existing team. We encourage people to sign up as a team, as this seems to be more fun from what we’ve gathered from past participants, but we welcome individual walkers.

Can I register multiple walkers?

Yes! After you hit the ‘Complete Registration’ button, a new screen will give you an option at the top that says ‘register another person’. This will allow you to register additional walkers. Email addresses are not required for additional walkers, but preferred. This is ideal and preferred for registering your children who do not have their own email address.

Is there a registration fee?

Registering for the Walk is free, but each individual walker MUST raise $50 in order to participate in the walk; or your team needs to raise enough as a whole to cover each walker signed up ($50 x Number of Walkers on your team = Total fundraising dollars needed). Children under the age of 12 are free, but donations are appreciated.

What if my team as a whole has raised enough money to cover the $50 per walker, does each individual walker on my team still have to raise $50?

No, each walker can raise $50 or your team as a whole may raise enough to cover all walkers.

What if I register and can’t make it?

Can’t make it? We would hate for you to miss the fun, but if for some reason you can’t attend, we appreciate your fundraising efforts on our behalf! Unfortunately, money raised is non-transferable. If you raised enough money to receive a fundraising incentive, $250+, this prize will be mailed to you 60 days after the walk.

Where is packet pickup?

A. Prior to the walk, packets with your entry ticket and wristband, race number and t-shirt can be picked up in order to avoid the registration line the morning of. You MUST bring your wristband and ticket to the walk. Please do NOT forget these items as this is your entry into the event. 
Randalls off Weslayan and Bissonnet inside the grocery store by Starbucks 
Thursday, April 26; 3-7pm 
Friday, April 27; 7am-12pm

B. If you do not pick up your packet before the walk, please visit the registration tables located outside the main zoo entrance.

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes, someone can pick up your packet if you have raised a minimum of $50 as of midnight on Wednesday, April 25. However, you are responsible for getting your packet with the entry ticket and wristband from them before the walk, as this is your entry into the event. We will not be redistributing tickets that have already been picked up.

What time does the walk start?

The 5K walk begins at 8:00am. Please allow yourself ample time to park, visit the registration table if necessary, and walk to the start line inside the zoo gates. We recommend arriving no later than 7:45am.

Do I have to wear my walk t-shirt?

No. You are welcome to wear anything appropriate.

Are strollers, wheelchairs, and pets allowed?

A. Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed.
B. Pets are not allowed at this event. Service animals are permitted.
C. Bicycles and Tricycles are not allowed, but strollers and wagons are welcome.

What if it is raining?

Event takes place rain or shine unless zoo determines it is unsafe to walk, and thank you for your donation!

Where do I park?

Parking will be available free of charge in the Houston Zoo parking lot--6200 Hermann Park Drive Houston,TX 77030.

Can I turn in money at the walk?

Yes! We take all forms of payment. Please remember everyone 12+ years of age must raise $50 to participate in the walk. Children under the age of 12 are free, although a $10 donation per child is appreciated. Please remember, everyone needs to be registered for the walk regardless of age.

What happens after the race?

After the race there is a Post-Walk Party at the Masihara Pavilion inside the zoo until 10:30am. Food and drinks will be provided. Entertainment includes live music, animal shows, face painting and other various activities. Participants are welcome to stay and visit the zoo exhibits free of charge following the Post-Walk Party.

Can I continue to raise money after the conclusion of the walk?

Yes, www.walkwithmehouston.org will be running until May 31, 2018. You can also mail in donations to:
Easter Seals Greater Houston
Development Department
4888 Loop Central Drive, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77081

How do I receive my fundraising prize(s)?

Fundraising prizes will be mailed to the address you provided upon registering within 60 days after the event.

* In cases of inclement weather, natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstances, Easter Seals Greater Houston reserves the right to cancel the event and/or modify the event for safety concerns.

For questions prior to the walk, please contact Madison Shofner at mshofner@eastersealshouston.org.

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