Is my registration fee tax deductible?
No, registration fees are not tax deductible. If you make an additional donation, that is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Can my registration be transfered to another person or refunded?
There are no transfers or refunds of registration fees.
Is fundraising required?
Breakthrough for Brain Tumors is a fundraising event. While your registration fee gets you to the starting line, it’s the fundraising that will support American Brain Tumor Association's comprehensive network of patient support services and honor its commitment to fund critical brain tumor research. Many participants start by setting a fundraising goal and follow up by making a self-donation of $35
Follow this link for more fundraising tips and ideas.How do I make a donation?
To make an online donation
, please click here
. You may search for a Participant or a Team to give a direct donation to or you may make a general donation.To mail in your donation
, please download this donation form
. You may send the completed donation form and your donation to:
Breakthrough for Brain Tumors Chicago
c/o American Brain Tumor Association 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550 Chicago, IL 60631
A friend gave me cash for a donation and I paid with my credit card (or wrote a check), where is their receipt?
The friend that gave you cash will not receive a receipt. Receipts are only available to the payee (the person writing the check or name on the credit card).
Can I switch event activities (Run/Walk)?
Participants are able to switch their Participation Type until Monday, April 30, 2012.
Please contact the Events Department by emailing email@example.com
or calling 800-886-1281.
Can team members split up for the run and the walk?
Yes, runners and walkers can be on the same team. Be sure that each participant selects the appropriate Participation Type during the registration process.How many people are needed to make a team?
A minimum of 2 people are needed to make a team.
How much is a team registration?
There is no fee to register as a team. Each participating member of the team will need to register with an individual registration fee.
Do I need to check in at the event?
WALKERS: Walkers are not required to check in on event day. Fundraisers will be able to collect their rewards at the event.
RUNNERS: Runners are REQUIRED to pick up their timing bib at packet pick up on Thursday or Friday before the event. There is NO packet pick up on race day.
Is the course USATF certified?
Yes. This ensures the course distance was accurately measured.
Where do I pick up my packet? (RUNNERS ONLY)
Runners are required to pick up their packet before event day. There will be no packet pick up for runners the day of the event. You can pick up your packet at the following location, dates and times.
If you are unable to pick up your running packet, you may give your final confirmation email to a family member, friend or team captain to collect for you. Final confirmation email will be sent out the week of the event.
*Please bring your final confirmation email with you. Times and location subject to change.
|Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel - Marriott
8500 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago, IL 60631
Thursday, May 10: 4pm-8pm
Friday, May 11: 7am-8pm
Will there be a Gear Check?
Yes there will be a Gear Check tent available. Volunteers will be assigned to secure this area. Please keep all valuable items with you at all times. ABTA is not responsible for lost items. Please do not check over sized items (i.e. baby strollers, wheelchairs, luggage, etc.).
NOTE: Wheelchairs, bicycles, baby joggers, strollers and pets are not permitted ON THE COURSE during the 5K run due to USATF regulations and safety concerns. These items WILL be permitted in the 5K Walk. We cannot be responsible for these items. THESE ITEMS CANNOT BE STORED AT GEAR CHECK.