FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Miles for Miracles Program | Fundraising | Training

MILES FOR MIRACLES PROGRAM

What is the application process to be selected to be part of the team?
We ask all runners to complete an online application. Along with your contact information and running experience, we’re interested in knowing why you want to run for Boston Children's Hospital. Once you submit your completed application, we'll contact you directly.

What’s the difference between a standard and registered (own entry) runner?
A standard runner is an athlete who is requesting use of one of our bibs/entries to participate in the ASICS Falmouth Road Race. A registered/own entry runner is an athlete who already has a bib/entry for the ASICS Falmouth Road Race.

As an registered/own entry runner, why should I fundraise for Boston Children’s Hospital?
Boston Children's Hospital changes lives every day. We need the support of runners like you who recognize what a special place this is. As a registered runner, your fundraising minimum is only $750 and you’ll get a lot of added perks for being part of our team, including experienced coaches, training and event day benefits!

Where can I fill out an application?
Click here to begin the application process. If you have questions, contact us at run@chtrust.org.

Will I be able to run in-person at the ASICS Falmouth Road Race?
Yes, by running for Boston Children’s Hospital, you’re guaranteed a spot to run in-person on August 15 in Falmouth. However, you can still run virtually if you prefer between August 7-14.


FUNDRAISING

Where does the money go?
Your funds help Boston Children’s change the future of healthcare for every child, here and around the world. Through the Every Child Fund, we treat the whole child, support families and fund research to end all childhood diseases. Your efforts bring us one step closer.

How can friends/family/colleagues sponsor my run?
Your supporters can sponsor your run by:

  • Giving online by credit card on your personal fundraising page. The link is: http://www.milesformiracles.org/falmouth. (Click on ‘DONATE’ then type in the runner’s name under ‘Search for a Fundraiser’). Please note: only $5 or more can be given online.
  • Making a check out to Boston Children's Hospital. Put your (runner's) name on the memo line, complete the check donations form on the website and include it in an envelope with the check.
  • Giving you cash.  You can write a personal check and mail it in an envelope. Note: Make sure to write your donor’s information on the envelope or include in the check donation form so we can add them to your fundraising page.

Will donors who give by check or cash appear on my personal fundraising page?
Yes. Our gift processing team will add all donations we receive in the mail to the honor roll on your personal fundraising page and your total will be updated. Note: Offline donations may take 7-10 business days to be reflected on your page.

How should I send my check donations to Boston Children’s?
Download and complete the check donation form and mail it in with the checks. For every check you receive, please write your name (name of the runner) in the "Memo" section of the check to properly credit your fundraising efforts. Please mail in donations as soon as you receive them so we can properly credit your total. All checks should be made out to Boston Children’s Hospital.

If your donors mail their checks directly, ask them to download and complete a check donation form on the website and mail the checks to:

Boston Children’s Hospital Trust
Attn: Gift Services
401 Park Drive, Suite 602
Boston, MA 02215

Do you send acknowledgement letters for contributions?
Yes. Boston Children's Hospital acknowledges all gifts of $250 or more and sends receipts for these gifts per IRS guidelines. All online gifts receive an automatic email receipt.

What happens if I don’t reach my fundraising commitment?
Every runner who is accepted onto the team provides their credit card information. You’ll have until August 9, 2021 to reach your fundraising commitment. If you’re not able to reach the commitment by that time, your credit card will be charged the difference.

How can I use social media in my fundraising campaign?
Online social networking with email, Facebook and Twitter are great ways to promote your run. You will find tips and examples on how to use the resources in your Fundraising Center.

What is a Miracle Maker? How do I become a member?
Miracle Makers are runners who go above and beyond in their fundraising efforts for the hospital. You'll find more information about Miracle Makers here.

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TRAINING

Do you offer any coaching?
Yes. We have dedicated coaches who work with all levels of running ability. They'll provide you with proper training and offer targeted clinics to help you train. You'll receive more information directly from the coaches once you are accepted to the team.

Do you organize any training runs?
Yes. Our team meets every Saturday morning in the Greater Boston area. Group runs are subject to change based on COVID-19 gathering precautions and guidelines.

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