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General FAQs

How do I register?

You can register at www.tbbcf.org or you can submit a paper registration, form available at www.tbbcf.org.

What is the registration fee?

The registration fee is $30.

What are the registration options?

First the distance – We have a full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), quarter marathon (6.55 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) options.

Next – All walkers will select the in-person or virtual walk option. We are planning to offer both options for 2021. In-person walkers will be completing their distance on walk day. Virtual walkers will choose their day and location to complete your distance.

Can I form a walk team?

Yes, you can form a walk team.

Can we raise money as a group/team?

Everyone needs to register as an individual, but you can also now designate a team. Many walkers who are training and walking together raise funds as a group/team so that everyone can reach their fundraising commitment. If you elect to do this, it is important that checks/donations are clearly labeled as to whose walk account they should be applied. You can create a team name or join a team when you register. Your team total will show on your team fundraising page. 

Do I need to fundraise?

Yes, this is a fundraising walk. This event is our biggest source of research dollars. It is only through the donations that we can fund valuable breast cancer research. You have until December 31 to turn in your donations. 100% of all fundraising monies goes toward breast cancer research!

What is the fundraising commitment?

For In-Person Walkers: Marathon – $500; Half Marathon – $250; Quarter Marathon – $200; 5K – $150

For Virtual Walkers: $150 for any distance

Cancer survivors and Students (ages 12-22years) $100 for any distance

Can anyone participate?

Yes – we encourage participants of all ages and ability levels. Only participants 12 years and older are required to register and required to fundraise. Be advised that the route is paced for walkers that can maintain 14–20-minute miles. Children under 12 years only allowed on the 5K course.

Can I participate if I live outside the US?

Yes – you can, by registering at www.tbbcf.org. We encourage this! Please help us spread the word! Note – Donations can only be accepted in US dollars

Where do I send checks I have received from donors?

Checks made out to the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation or TBBCF can be sent to: PO Box 785, New London, CT 06320. Please do not send cash. Be sure to include the walker’s name that the donation should be directed to in the memo area of the check.

How else are donations made?

Each registered participant will have their own fundraising page. Donations can be made electronically (by credit card) directly to their individual page.

In-Person Walk FAQs

What are the routes for the full, half, quarter marathons, and Family-Friendly 5K?

The walk routes are currently being finalized with the towns.  The walk routes will be posted on the Walk Route Tab under Walker Resources at tbbcf.org when available.

Is parking available at each location?

YES, but car-pooling is suggested.

And how will I get back to my car when I am done walking?

Shuttle buses will be available from Camp Harkness to each starting location to return walkers to their cars. The 1st shuttle will depart Camp Harkness at 2:30pm, and the 2nd at approximately 4:15pm when Closing Ceremonies have concluded.

Is food served at Closing Ceremonies?

As in the past, food will be provided at Closing Ceremonies

I have registered for the half marathon, but now believe that I could walk the full marathon. What do I need to do?

Congratulations – this is exciting! We can adjust your registration. Contact us at 860-437-1400 or info@tbbcf.org to make any changes. Note: If you decide to walk the full marathon, your fundraising commitment would increase to $500. If you are a student or cancer survivor, your fundraising commitment would remain at $100 (although it would not change your fundraising commitment, please let us know so we can have accurate data and know how many walkers to expect on each route). Fundraising is open through December 31. Please advise of any changes to your registration

My friend and I registered to walk the full marathon. Can I pick up my friend’s number at pre-registration the night before the walk?

YES.  Times and location to be determined.  Packets can also be picked up on Walk Day at the start of each marathon.

Can I walk with a pet?

Due to safety concerns, pets are not permitted on the Walk route. Pets on leashes are more than welcome at Closing Ceremonies

Can I walk with a child?

The minimum age for walking is 12. Children in strollers or under the age of 12 are not allowed on the walk route due to safety concerns. 

Children between the ages of 12 and 17 can register to walk if they are accompanied by an adult (does not need to be a parent). The fundraising commitment for youth is $100.

Children under the age of 12 are welcomed and encouraged to participate in our Family Friendly 5K Walk at Camp Harkness.

Virtual Walk FAQs

What is a virtual walk?

A virtual walk is one in which the participant does the walk at a time and place that is convenient for them

Why do a virtual walk?

A virtual walk is a way to participate and support a cause, even if you cannot be present for the In-Person Event. Because of Covid-19, last year’s Walk was only Virtual, but this year we are offering the Virtual option in addition to the In-Person Walk for anyone that wants to participate but cannot be physically present.

How will a virtual event work?

Simply register for our event, complete your chosen distance anytime and anywhere you desire (even on a treadmill), fundraise, and submit donations to TBBCF. 

NOTE: If you register for the Virtual Walk, this means that you will not be attending the In-Person Walk. If your plans change and you will be able to attend the In-Person Walk, please let us know to ensure that we have enough resources for everyone on walk day. Also please be advised that the fundraising commitment will change based on the distance chosen.

How do I stay safe while participating?

Always tell a friend when and where you will be walking, always carry identification with you, always obey the rules of the road, and pay extra attention if using headphones while walking.

Am I required to walk, or can I bike, swim, or run?

Because it is a virtual walk, you can perform any exercise you like, e.g., treadmill, bike, swim, run, etc.

Can I complete my walk in stages?

That is the beauty of a virtual walk…. you can complete it in a way that is convenient to you.

How do I let you know I completed my walk?

There is no requirement to submit or verify the completion of your walk; however, we would love to have you submit photos and/or comments on social media using #tbfwalk4acure2021

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