EVENT INFORMATION

WHEN IS THE ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE?

The Anti-Cancer Challenge is Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Orange County Great Park. Click here for more information on weekend activities.

Packet pick-up is Friday, May 18, 2018. Check back soon for details. 

DO I HAVE TO PICK UP MY PACKET ON FRIDAY, MAY 18?

Riders and runners are encouraged to pick up your packet on Friday, to receive your bib and important information. We strongly suggest you pick up your packet before your Challenge on Saturday. Long check-in lines on Saturday morning may prevent you from starting your Challenge event on time. 

CAN I REGISTER THE MORNING OF THE EVENT?

Based on route safety capacity, day-of registration may be available for some routes.


DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR PARKING?

There is no fee for parking at the Anti-Cancer Challenge.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

The event is rain or shine. While we don’t anticipate rain in June in beautiful Orange County, California, be prepared to take the Challenge in the rain.

CAN I WITHDRAW FROM THE EVENT?

You can cancel your participation in the Anti-Cancer Challenge. Your donation, made at the time of registration, is non-transferable and non-refundable.

HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANTI-CANCER CHALLENGE?

  • You must be 12 years of age or older to participate as a rider or stationary bike rider. Riders12-18 years of age must have a legal guardian sign a waiver at the event. 
  • Children must be ages 3-11 to participate in the Children’s Ride or Run.
  • Children 3 years old or younger are welcome to participate free of charge and do not need to be registered. 
  • Volunteers must be 14 years or older.
  • You can be any age to be a virtual participant.
  • Runners 3 years of age or older must register to participate in the 5K Run/Walk. 
  • Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian sign a waiver at the event. 

RIDE INFORMATION

WHAT ARE THE CYCLING ROUTES AND HOW DO I CHOOSE THE BEST ROUTE FOR ME?

The cycling routes will be updated when the routes are finalized. The ride is not a race, so you will be able to take your time to complete your ride. We encourage you to register for a route that you are physically comfortable riding. You may want to consider consulting with a health professional to help determine the best route for you. Please know the 100-mile ride will require significant training.

CAN I RIDE A RECUMBENT OR TANDEM BICYCLE?

Yes, but each rider on the tandem bicycle will need to register separately and each rider must meet his or her own individual fundraising commitment for the route that is chosen.

WHERE CAN I FIND TRAINING TIPS?

Click here to reference our training page. We also encourage you to join a team, complete regular training rides or connect with other participants on our Facebook page to train together.

WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT IS PROVIDED ON THE ROUTE?

We have rest stops every 10-20 miles where you can hydrate, rest, grab a snack, seek medical or mechanical support. We’ll also have SAG (Support and Gear) vehicles on the course, if you need help and/or a lift back for any reason.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RIDER SAFETY AND THE RULES OF THE ROAD?

All riders need to follow the Rules of the Road, meaning roads are open to car traffic and all riders are required to follow the same laws as vehicles/drivers (e.g. stopping at stop signs and traffic lights). Click here to visit our safety page for more information.

CAN I ALLOW SOMEONE ELSE TO RIDE IN MY PLACE?

Your registration as a rider in the Anti-Cancer Challenge is non-transferable. If you cannot ride in the Anti-Cancer Challenge for any reason, including any illness or injury that may limit or preclude your participation, you will not be able to have another person to ride for you.

DOES MY REGISTRATION DONATION COUNT TOWARD MY FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT?

Yes, when you register, you kick off your fundraising with a $50 donation. The donation counts toward your fundraising commitment.

ARE MY REGISTRATION DONATION AND OTHER DONATIONS REFUNDED IF I WITHDRAW FROM THE RIDE?

You can cancel your participation in the Anti-Cancer Challenge. The donation made at the time of registration is non-transferable and non-refundable. You can update your participation status, write to anti-cancerchallenge@uci.edu Donations made in support of your ride are also non-transferable and non-refundable.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT AND A FUNDRAISING GOAL?

A fundraising goal is the amount a participant hopes to raise. If the participant does not raise the amount, they are not charged for the outstanding amount. We encourage participants to set a high goal, as people are more likely to donate when they believe the participant has a difficult goal to reach.

A fundraising commitment is the amount you agree to fundraise before the event. Cyclists have an individual fundraising commitment of $500. 

If the fundraising commitment is not raised before the event, the remainder of the commitment will be charged on the participant’s credit card. For example, if a rider raises $400, on Saturday, June 30, 2018, $100 will be charged on the participant’s card.

WHAT IS THE FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT FOR MY ROUTE?

Riders have a fundrasing commitment of $500. Achieving the fundraising commitment associated with your route helps to further the Anti-Cancer Challenge goal to find cancer cures and save lives. While you are only required to meet your fundraising commitment, we encourage over-achievement. 

HOW DO I REACH MY FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT?

You will be surprised how donations will start rolling in when you start asking. Some people raise $500 in one day just using their Facebook account. Here is how we support you in your fundraising journey.

  • Every participant is provided a personal fundraising coach to ensure success.
  • After registering for the challenge, every participant has access to a personal fundraising page; we call this the Participant Center. It’s loaded with tools and templates to make your fundraising easy.
  • We have a mobile app to help you fundraise on the go. This app comes with sample texts, phone call prompts, and emails. It gives you the ability to accept donations from the palm of your hand.
  • We send you an email every two weeks with easy success tips.
  • You can also review our Donation FAQ section for more information.


WHAT IF I DON'T REACH MY FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT?

If you don’t reach your fundraising commitment by Saturday, June 30, 2018, your card will be charged for the remainder of your fundraising commitment. We recommend you get started on your fundraising commitment early so you have plenty of time to reach your goal. If you increase your fundraising goal to exceed your fundraising commitment, you will only be charged for the remainder of the commitment-so set your goal high!

For example, if your fundraising commitment is $500 but you increase your fundraising goal to $1,000, if you only raise $400 by the deadline of June 30, 2018, $100 will be charged on your card.

DO I NEED A CREDIT CARD TO PARTICIPATE?

Yes, your credit card is required at registration to pay your non-refundable donation. This credit card will be charged for your fundraising commitment should you not meet your fundraising commitment. If you are unable to fundraise the full amount, any remaining balance will be charged to your credit card on file on June 30, 2018.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME ON RIDE DAY?

  • Any donations you still need to turn in. Don’t forget to include the Offline Donation Form for each payment.
  • Rider bib and other information from your Rider Packet
  • Water bottle
  • A cycling helmet
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Any needed medication and health insurance card
  • Cell phone for emergencies
  • Driver’s license or other identification
  • Your bicycle!

5K INFORMATION

HOW LONG IS A 5K?

5K is 3.1 miles.

WHAT IF I CAN'T RUN THE WHOLE THING?

No problem, this 5K Run is walker friendly. Most people on the course will alternate running and walking. Some participants will walk the whole way. Whatever your speed, join us in creating a cancer-free world.

IS THE 5K RACE TIMED?

Yes, this race is timed. However, if you are not interested in beating the clock, you can take a jog, take a brisk walk, or even a leisurely stroll for cancer research.

Keep in mind, runners line up according to how they think they will finish-fast runners in the front, slow runners in the back, walkers behind runners. This prevents congestion on the course. You want to be amongst the participants who will be running, or walking, the same pace as you. You don’t want to be passed by a crowd of people. And, you don’t want to be dodging and weaving around people slower than you. Here is a quick guide to help you line up:

  • 9 min. or less/mile: Head straight to the front of the line, you are fast. 
  • 9-10 min./mile:  Quick runners line up just behind the fast runners in the front.
  • 10-12 min./mile: You are a jogger, head to the middle of the line.
  • Run/ walk mix: If you plan to mix jogging and walking, head back behind the joggers in the middle of the line.
  • Walkers/strollers: Stay to the back of the line and take your time.

I AM NEW TO RACING. WHAT IS A BIB?

A race bib is a number that you pin to the front of your shirt so race officials know you are an official participant. You also want to make sure photographers on the course clearly see your bib so you can use your bib number to find your race photos. You will also use your bib number to check your time after the race.

It is important to have your bib securely fastened on your shirt so you are not uncomfortable during the race. When you pick up your race packet, you will be given a race bib, four safety pins, and a timing chip. Position your bib on your shirt and pin one corner at a time, starting with the top of the bib. It is best to position the bib across your abdomen and not your chest. Make sure the bib is not too low as it will move a lot if it is close to your legs.

ONCE I COMPLETE THE RACE, HOW WILL I KNOW MY TIME?

On race day you will receive a bib and a timing chip. The chip will monitor how long it takes you to complete the 5K. After the race, visit Anti-CancerChallenge.org and look up your timing. You will need your bib number to retrieve your time. You may want to take a picture of your bib with your cell phone after the race to have your bib number easily on hand.

DO YOU HAVE AWARDS?

Yes, we will have awards the day of the event.

  • Best team jersey/ shirt
  • Most spirit
  • Largest team
  • Top Fundraising Team

HOW DO I STAY SAFE ON THE COURSE?

EMT’s are on site in case an emergency arises. Participate in the event at your own risk and you must sign the waiver before participating.

CAN I PARTICIPATE WITH A MEDICAL CONDITION, OR WHILE PREGNANT?

Consult with your doctor to determine your participation in the event. Medical advice is best left to your personal or family doctor.

ARE BABY JOGGERS AND STROLLERS ALLOWED ON THE 5K RUN?

If you choose to run with a baby jogger or stroller, you must line up in the back of all the runners. It is your responsibility to make sure the jogger or stroller does not impede other runners.

You must take extra precaution for your safety, your child’s safety, and the safety of other runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any person from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.

CAN MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS COME TO WATCH ME RUN?

Spectators are welcome free of charge. But why not invite them to join you? If they are not interested in taking a walk or getting on a bike, they can always join as a volunteer.

WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT IS PROVIDED ON THE RUN?

Water stations and first aid will be available along the 5K course.

WHAT IS THE FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 5K RUN?

5K Runners have a fundraising commitment of $50, which is made as a self-donation at the time of registration. However, we hope to raise as much money as possible for cancer research, so don’t be afraid to increase your goal. 

The more you raise, the more you earn. Check out the incentives on the Top Fundraiser Club page for more information. Runners have access to fundraising tools to make fundraising easy and fun.

DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE COUNT TOWARDS MY FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT?

Yes, the donation made at the time of registration kicks off your fundraising and counts towards your fundraising commitment. 

HOW DO I GET STARTED FUNDRAISING?

You will be surprised how donations will start rolling in when you ask. Some people raise $500 in one day just using their Facebook account. Here is how we support you in your fundraising journey.

  • Every participant is provided a personal fundraising coach to ensure success.
  • After registering for The Challenge, every participant has access to a personal fundraising page; we call this the Participant Center. It’s loaded with tools and templates to make your fundraising easy.
  • We have a mobile app to help you fundraise on the go. This app comes with sample texts, phone call prompts, and emails. It gives you the ability to accept donations from the palm of your hand.
  • We send you an email every two weeks with easy success tips.
  • You can also review our Donation FAQ section for more information.

CAN A 5K RUNNER START A TEAM?

Yes, 5K Runners can start teams. To start a team, begin your registration and select START A TEAM to set up your team information. Have your team name ready before you begin. By starting a team, you become a Team Captain. Let team members know to select your team when they register. Teams may include runners, riders of any distance, volunteers or virtual participants.

IS THERE AN AGE MINIMUM TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 5K RUN?

All 5K Run participants must register, and must be 3 years of age or older. Any 5K Run participant under the age of 18 should have adult permission and supervision on site during the event. All 5K Run participants will be required to accept the terms of a waiver. Children 3 years of age and younger may participate for free and do not need to be registered. 

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME ON RUN DAY?

  • Any donations you still need to turn in. Don’t forget to include the Offline Donation Form for each payment.
  • Runner bib, timing chip and other information from your 5K Run Packet.
  • Water bottle.
  • Weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Any needed medication and health insurance card.
  • Cell phone for emergencies.
  • Driver’s license or other identification.

CAN I REGISTER THE MORNING OF THE EVENT?

Based on the course safety capacity, day-of registration may be available.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

The 5K Run is a rain-or-shine event. While we don’t anticipate rain in June in beautiful Orange County, California be prepared for a run in the rain.

CAN I WITHDRAW FROM THE EVENT?

You can cancel your participation in 5K Run. Your registration fee is non-transferable and non-refundable. You can update your participation status as a virtual participant by writing to Anti-CancerChallenge@uci.edu. Donations made in support of your run are also non-transferable and non-refundable.

CAN I ALLOW SOMEONE ELSE TO RUN IN MY PLACE?

No, your registration as a 5K Run participant is never transferable. If you cannot run for any reason, including any illness or injury that may limit or preclude your participation, you will not be able to have another person to run for you.

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE TO VOLUNTEER?

No, there is not a registration fee to volunteer.

IS THERE A FUNDRAISING MINIMUM TO VOLUNTEER?

Volunteers are encouraged, but not required, to fundraise. We encourage every volunteer to raise at least $50 (e.g. 5 friends donating $10). Volunteers have the ability to create a profile, and have access to the Anti-Cancer Challenge fundraising tools. Volunteers have the ability to make a big impact, so get started fundraising today-you may be surprised how many people are excited to support life-saving cancer research.

CAN A VOLUNTEER START A TEAM?

Yes, volunteers can start teams.  Have your team name ready before you begin. Then start your registration and select Form a Team to set up your team information. By starting a team, you become a Team Captain. Let your team members know to select your team when they register.

IS THERE AN AGE MINIMUM TO VOLUNTEER?

All volunteers must register and must be 14 years of age or older. Any volunteer under the age of 18 must have adult permission and supervision on site during the event. 

Please refrain from bringing small children during your volunteer activity. If you would like to have your family join you at a start, rest stop, or finish line, we encourage them to come and cheer on riders or runners. Please arrange for another adult to monitor children during your volunteer shift.

WHAT TYPES OF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE?

We have a wide variety of volunteer positions available before and during event weekend. 

WHAT IF I NEED TO SWITCH JOBS OR CANCEL?

The Anti-Cancer Challenge depends on our volunteers to ensure a safe and successful event. If you are unable to volunteer after you have committed to a job, or if you need to change your position, please contact us at Anti-CancerChallenge@uci.edu.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR WHEN I VOLUNTEER?

When you check in for your shift, you will receive an Anti-Cancer Challenge volunteer T-shirt. Please wear your T-shirt during your volunteer shift. Wear lightweight fabrics, comfortable closed-toe shoes, and plenty of sunscreen. All activities will be outdoors and volunteers will likely be on your feet for a majority of their shift. You may also want to bring sunglasses, a water bottle, a hat, and possibly layers to plan for inclement weather.

There will not be a place available to store your personal belongings. Please keep your personal belongings to a minimum and plan to keep track of them throughout your volunteer shift.

DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN SNACKS AND MEALS DURING MY SHIFT?

A meal and water will be provided to volunteers. If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please plan accordingly.

VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT?

Don’t want to ride or run but still want to help beat cancer? Ditch the bike and the sneakers to join us as a virtual participant to fundraise without breaking a sweat. Set a fundraising goal, build a profile, and begin raising funds for research. Virtual participants also have access to fundraising tools and Anti-Cancer Challenge support to reach your fundraising goal.

IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE TO BECOME A VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT?

No, a donation is encouraged to participate as a virtual participant. This donation is tax-deductible to the maximum allowable extent and will help kick-start your fundraising efforts.

WHAT IS THE FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT TO BECOME A VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT?

A fundraising commitment is not required for virtual participants. The Anti-Cancer Challenge hopes to raise as much money as possible for cancer research. We encourage you to set the bar high!

CAN A VIRTUAL PARTICIPANT START A TEAM?

Yes, virtual participants can start teams.  Have your team name ready before you begin. Then start your registration and select Form a Team to set up your team information. By starting a team, you become a Team Captain. Let your team members know to select your team when they register.

TEAM INFORMATION

WHY SHOULD I START A TEAM VS. PARTICIPATING AS AN INDIVIDUAL?

Participants can sign up as an individual, but we encourage teams.  Here’s why:

  • Teams bring more people, money and awareness to the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. 
  • Teams build camaraderie between groups of people who are passionate about finding a cure for cancer.
  • Teams put the fun in FUNdraising and have a great time training together.
  • Teams are represented in the Team Village during Challenge Weekend. This makes it easy for you to find your teammates and have a great time.

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO I NEED TO START A TEAM?

Teams are comprised of two or more people. However, we encourage you to rally at least ten team members for your team. Teams may include riders of any distance, 5K runners, virtual participants, stationary bike riders, or volunteers.

HOW DO I START A TEAM?

Anyone can start a team. And chances are you know at least one other person who cares about cancer who will join you. We encourage teams to try and recruit at least 10 participants. Don’t be shy; get your team started today. All you need is a great team name. Start your team registration by selecting Form a Team on the Register page. By starting a team, you become a Team Captain. Once you complete registration, you can log in to your participant center to invite team members. Let team members know to select your team when they register as an individual rider, runner, volunteer, or virtual participant. 

I HAVE A FRIEND WHO WANTS TO JOIN MY TEAM, BUT THEY WANT TO DO A DIFFERENT CHALLENGE. CAN THEY JOIN MY TEAM?

Anyone can join your team-cyclists, runners, walkers, spinners, volunteers, virtual participants, and kids can all join forces on one team. Teams can also include a mixture of family members, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances. Let’s beat cancer together-invite everyone you know to join your team!

CAN MEMBERS OF A TEAM RIDE DIFFERENT ROUTES/DISTANCES?

Yes, teams can include riders of any distance or pace, 5K runners, virtual participants, stationary bike event riders, and volunteers on a team. Team members select their participation at the time of registration. Get everyone involved to create a cancer free world.

CAN I TRANSFER MY DONATIONS TO ANOTHER TEAM MEMBER?

No, donations made to an individual team member can only go toward that team member.

WHAT IS A TEAM CAPTAIN AND WHAT DO THEY DO?

Teams can have up to four team captains. Team captains promote their team, recruit participants, and encourage teammates to be successful. Team captains communicate regularly with the team and plan fundraising or training events. We work with our team captains to make sure they are successful!

PARTICIPANT CENTER INFORMATION

WHAT IS A PARTICIPANT CENTER?

Every registered participant has access to a personal fundraising page; we call this a Participant Center.

The Participant Center allows you, to manage your personal web page and fundraising activity. You can share your personal web page with friends and family by simply clicking on a link in an email, text, or Facebook post. This page is a way to share with others why you are participating in the Anti-Cancer Challenge. It makes it easy for people to donate.

Your Participant Center also includes email templates asking for donations and sending thanking donors. It also allows you to view donation progress and add a photo or video to your fundraising page.

SPONSOR INFORMATION

HOW CAN MY COMPANY BECOME A SPONSOR?

Contact the Anti-Cancer Challenge Executive Director, Jennifer Sarrail, at (714) 456-8553 or jsarrail@uci.edu.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A SPONSOR?

As an Anti-Cancer Challenge corporate sponsor, you will receive mass marketing and media exposure, collateral, direct mail and promotions, and on-site and post-event benefits. We work with each of our corporate partners to increase visibility, enhance customer loyalty, market to a target audience, showcase good corporate citizenship, and provide opportunities to engage employees.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO CONTRIBUTE GOODS, SERVICES, OR TIME AS OPPOSED TO FINANCIAL SPONSORSHIP?

Yes, in addition to underwriting event costs, you can contribute in the following ways:

  • Donate goods or services: Your organization may be recognized as an in-kind sponsor based on the level of expense-reducing contribution.
  • Create a team: Join co-workers, business friends and clients to ride, run or volunteer, and fundraise together as a corporate team. As a corporate sponsor, you can:
  • Pledge your employees' registration fees.
  • Donate to your employee riders.
  • Promote the ride in common areas of your building.
  • Volunteer as a group: encourage colleagues to join the event as a volunteer or host a rest stop.
  • Matching gifts: An easy way for participants to double their donations. Please contact us if you would like to be included on our matching gift list.

Contact the Anti-Cancer Challenge executive director, Jennifer Sarrail, for more information at (714)456-8553 or jsarrail@uci.edu.

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