Indiana Walk-N-Roll Frequently Asked Questions

About the Walk

How long is the Walk-N-Roll route? 

The route is 1 mile and is wheelchair accessible.

What time does the Walk-N-Roll start? What time does check-in start? 

Check-In begins at 9:30am.      Walk begins at 11:00am.         Closing begins at 1:30pm

Is the Walk-N-Roll timed? 

No, Walk-N-Roll is not a timed event. We encourage everyone to take their time on the one-mile route and enjoy the morning.

Where is the Walk-N-Roll site located? 

Zionsville Lions Club Park   Zionsville, IN

Mailing Address:
115 South Elm Street
Zionsville, IN 46077

Is there s vehicle entry fee? 

no

Will there be food?

There will be snacks (popcorn, water, etc) available during the walk.  

Are pets allowed at the Walk-N-Roll? 

Pets are allowed. They must always be on a leash and owners are responsible for removal of pet waste.  .

Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed at the walk? 

Yes. Strollers, wheelchairs, and even wagons for the little ones are all welcome.

I may not make it to the walk when Check-In/Registration opens. Can I arrive late? 

Yes. Check-in will be open until the Walk starts. Please go directly to the check-in area when you arrive.

Is there a registration fee? 

There is no registration fee. However, all participants are encouraged to fundraise. For more information and ideas on fundraising, visit the links under the Resources tab.

How much do I need to raise to receive a t-shirt on Walk day? 

TBD   -  Registered Individuals that raise a minimum of $100 by September 5th   will receive a commemorative Walk-N-Roll t-shirt on Walk Day. 

If I don't pick up my t-shirt Walk Day, can I get one mailed to me? 

To reduce costs, ensuring that more dollars are directed to the mission of the Spina Bifida Association, t-shirts will be available on Walk Day only and not mailed to participants who are unable to attend the event.

What happens if it rains on the day of the Walk-N-Roll? 

Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida is held on the date scheduled, "rain or shine."

Am I allowed to run the route? 

Yes, you may run. You will want to start out at the front of the pack, as most participants walk or roll. Please be aware of those around you. Please also know that Walk-N-Roll is not a timed event.

What do I need to bring with me on the day of the Walk-N-Roll? 

Please bring any donations you have, along with a donation form for each. You can save time on Walk Day by sending in your donations ahead of time. You will also receive a logistics e-mail a couple of days before the Walk with specific activities so make sure you are registered!  

Registration

Is my information secure?

Yes. The SBAIN and our Internet provider make every effort to protect your information. We use industry standard SSL-encryption techniques to make sure that your credit card information, passwords and personal information travel securely over the Internet.

Should I start a team or join as an individual? 

If you have a friend or family member joining you, please start a team. If you are attending alone, please join as an individual.

Should I register my kids?  Yes, please register everyone who will be attending (even toddlers in strollers). This helps us plan for the day of the event.

I have a family member who wants to join my team but may not be able to attend the walk. Can they still join my team? 

Yes, family members can still support you by joining your team and fundraise as a team member even if they are unable to attend. 

Can I start a team with 2 people? 

Sure. There is not a minimum requirement for team size.

Is there a fee to participate

No. There are no registration fees, but we encourage each person to reach out to their friends and family for fundraising support. We encourage every team member to fundraise at least $100, though it is not mandatory. We help make fundraising easier by providing you with tools and materials you need to ensure success in building your fundraising team. See the available resources located under the Resource tab.

What is the cut-off to register or join a team? 

You can register online up to the day of the event. Please have everyone register as early as possible to give us a good headcount so that we can plan for a better event. Registration is also available on-site the day of the event. 

Some of my family would like to come that day, but not walk. Do they need to register? 

Please make sure to register each person that will attend (even if they do not walk). It helps us know how many people to plan for.

If I am registered, do I need to do anything else to be pre-registered? 

No, if you are already registered online, you are all set.

Is it better to register online or register the morning of the Walk-N-Roll? 

There are many advantages to registering before the Walk-N-Roll. Here are just a few:

  1. Knowing how many people to expect will help us plan for a better event for everyone. We order all items based on how many people we have pre-registered for the walk.
  2. Each person that registers will receive a personal Web page within the Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida Web site. This will give friends and family a place to donate directly to you online or get a donation form and mail a donation directly to us that will be credited to your page. You can also customize this page with a photo and special message.

What is a personal Web page?  

A personal page is an online promotional tool for you to use when asking your family and friends to join your team or support your fundraising efforts by making a donation. Once you register online, by default, you will have a personal page created for you. You have the option of personalizing this page by logging in and making changes. You are able to customize images, text, and the style/layout of the page.  From this personal webpage, you can upload e-mail contacts and send e-mails to family and friends with a link to your webpage so they can easily 'click' to donate and support your fundraising goal.. 

By default, I have a personal page; do I have to change it? 

Once you sign up for Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida, by default, you will have a personal page created for you. A compelling personal page attracts and engages supporters. While you can spread the word using customized e-mail solicitations, your personal page is a great place to show your creative expression, tell your story and talk about your commitment to Spina Bifida and SBAIN.

How do I change my personal fundraising goal?

Log into your Walk-N-Roll Web site using the username and password you set-up during registration. In the dark grey toolbar across the top of the page, click 'Dashboard".  This is your personal fundraising dashboard.  Scroll down the page a bit.  In the right hand tool bar, select Your Fundraising Page / Edit Your Page. Your fundraising goal can be changed in the box below "Fundraising Goal,".  Enter your new fundraising goal. Select the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the page. Your fundraising goal has now been updated.

How can I change the picture on my fundraising page?

Log into your Walk-N-Roll Web site using the username and password you set-up during registration.  In the upper right corner, scroll over the “Welcome …”, select Profile.  On your profile page, scroll down and select Edit Profile. Select the Change button under the photo box and import your photo. Select Update Profile.  

How do I change my team name or team goal? 

Log into your Walk-N-Roll Web site using the username and password you set-up during registration. In the dark grey toolbar across the top of the page, click 'Dashboard".  Select the "Your Fundraising Team" tab in the center of the page.  Scroll down the page a bit.  In the right hand tool bar, select Team Fundraising Page / Edit Your Team Page. Your team fundraising goal can be changed in the box  below "Fundraising Goal,". Enter your new team fundraising goal. Select the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the page. Your team fundraising goal has now been updated.

How can I see who is on my team? 

Log into your Walk-N-Roll Web site using the username and password you set-up during registration. In the dark grey toolbar across the top of the page, click 'Dashboard". Select the "Your Fundraising Team" tab in the center of the page.  In the right hand tool bar, select View Your Team.

What is a team message? 

We rely on Team Captains to help build enthusiasm for Walk-N-Roll. Sending Team Messages is a great way to keep your team connected, keep them updated on Walk-N-Roll happenings and build friendly competition in their fundraising. When you log into your HQ, select the option under Team Statistics that says "Send an Email to your Team." A standardized message will appear. We encourage you to customize this message as you rally your team around Walk-N-Roll! A Team Message also allows you to thank all those who join your team for their support and donation.

Can I register someone who does not have an e-mail address?

Log into your Walk-N-Roll Web site using the username and password you set-up during registration.   In the dark grey toolbar across the top of the page, click 'Dashboard".  Scroll down the page a bit.  In the right hand tool bar, select 'Register Another Participant'.  Answer questions, select 'Relationship to You' and then click 'I will Manage this Registrant's Account'; when you do this, an e-mail will not be required and you will be responsible to manage this account.

How to change Teams after I have registered?

Send an e-mail to [email protected] with your information (name, current team, desired team) and the change will be made.

How to join a Team after I have registered?

Send an e-mail to [email protected] with your information (name and desired team) and the change will be made.

 

Donations   

Do I have to send in my donations? Can I bring them with me to Walk-N-Roll? 

While you can always bring your donations to the Walk-N-Roll (note: Cash and Checks brought the day of the Walk and not previously entered into the Walker's fundraising webpage as an off-line donation will not be included in the Walker's donation total for the incentive prize), it is preferable that you mail them in as soon as you can to: 
Indiana Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida
PO Box 19814
Indianapolis, IN  46219-0814 

Please convert cash to check or money orders. Include your first and last name in the memo section of checks and money orders. Make all checks and money orders payable to Spina Bifida Association of Indiana. Include a donation record form as well.  

Click here to download a donation record form. 

What if people want to give me a cash donation? 

It is safest and best for record-keeping that you convert all cash received to checks or money orders. If you are able, the safest option is to send a personal check covering the full amount to Spina Bifida Association of Indiana, along with a donation form detailing each donor's information. We will be able to credit your friends and family for their generosity. If this is not possible, you can also always bring the cash donations and  donation forms with you on Walk Day.    

Click here to download a donation record form. 

What if my donors don't want to donate online?  

You can always have your donors mail their donations directly to our state office:
Indiana Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida
PO Box 19814
Indianapolis, IN  46219-0814

Please have them submit the corresponding donation form with their checks so you will be credited for your fundraising efforts. Please have them write your name on the memo section of the check.   

Click here to download a donation record form.   

Do I have to fill out a donation form AND enter the check information as an offline donation on my personal fundraising webpage for each check?   

Yes.  The SBAIN donation record form allows for multiple donations on one form. 

Click here to download a donation record form.  

How long will it take before the checks I mailed show up on my page? 

Once you have entered a check donation into your personal fundraising page (see the next question), the donation will appear on your webpage thermometer.  The donation will appear on the team thermometer and the event thermometer once processed in the SBAIN office.  Please allow three weeks for your donations to be processed and posted to the team and event thermometers / webpages. 

How do I enter check donations on my personal fundraising webpage?

Log into your Walk-N-Roll Web site using the username and password you set-up during registration. In the toolbar along the top of the screen, hover over Donations, select Add Offline Donation. Complete all information including check number. Scroll to the bottom and select Add Donation.  The donation will appear on your personal webpage.

Be sure your name is in the memo section of the check.  Submit the corresponding donation forms with checks to SBAIN so you will be credited for your fundraising efforts.
Indiana Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida
PO Box 19814
Indianapolis, IN 46219-0814

How can I see who has donated to me? 

Log into your Walk-N-Roll Web site using the username and password you set-up during registration. In the tool bar across the top of the screen, hover over Donations, select Donations Received.  You can view your donor list, their contact information and the amount of their donation. This is a great way to send thank you notes and follow-up with donors.

Can I continue to collect donations after the event? Where do I send the checks? 

Absolutely! Please mail donations with the donation form to:
Indiana Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida
PO Box 19814
Indianapolis, IN  46219-0814
SBA Federal ID# is 35-6257299

Will the money turned in Walk Day show up on my Web page and my donation report? 

Yes. If the corresponding donation form was filled out and submitted along with your donations Walk Day, then you should see your fundraising efforts reflected on your webpage and donation report within four weeks of the Walk.

I turned in donations Walk Day and do not see all the checks processed yet. 

All donations to SBA should be deposited, processed, and posted to your webpage within four weeks of the day of the event. If a month or more has passed and you still do not see your donations on your webpage, please contact SBAIN at [email protected] .

Where do I get donation forms? 

Click here for a donation record.

Are donations tax-deductible?   

Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
Spina Bifida Association is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Our tax ID number is 35-6257299. 

Who should checks be made payable to?   

All checks and money orders should be payable to Spina Bifida Association of Indiana.  Be sure the walker's name is in the memo line of the check to ensure the walker get credit for the donation.

Are there any additional fees in addition to the donation amount?   

There are no transaction fees incurred by the donor.

How does the Spina Bifida Association use the donations?   

Funds raised by Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida are used to support the mission of the Spina Bifida Association of Indiana (SBAIN). The mission of SBAIN is to promote the prevention of Spina Bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected in the state of Indiana. To learn more, please visit http://www.sbain.org

 

Incentives/Fundraising Rewards

Are fundraising incentives going to be available in 2015? 
YES  Individuals raising a minimum of $100 by September 5th will receive a commemorative Walk-N-Roll t-shirt at the Walk.  

Matching Gifts

I think my company matches. How do I get this started?
Every company handles its own matching gift program differently. Please contact your company's Human Resources department for instructions on how to double your fundraising efforts through matching gifts.

I don't know if my company does matching gifts. How do I find out? 
Please contact the Human Resources department at your company and inquire if they have a matching gift program.  

Where do I send my matching gift form?
You can send your matching gift form to:
Indiana Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida
    attn: Walk-N-Roll for SB Matching Gifts
PO Box 19814
Indianapolis, IN  46219-0814

I submitted a form for matching gifts but do not see the donation on my page. Where is it?

SBA cannot post a matching gift until the corporation involved approves it and the donation is received. Unfortunately, corporations match gifts on a different timetable during the year. If you have questions regarding your matching gift, please contact your company to see if the donation has indeed been matched. If it has, please contact SBAIN by e-mail at [email protected]  and we will do everything we can to ensure that the donation appears on your page.

 

Volunteering  

How can I volunteer?  

Send an e-mail to [email protected] and we will contact you about volunteer opportunities.

Can I get a community service sheet for the hours that I volunteer? 

Yes. At the end of your volunteer shift, please go back to the volunteer area and speak to the Committee or Staff member in charge. Please bring all forms that need a signature. 

What time should I arrive and where should I go?   

All registered volunteers will receive an e-mail about a week before the Walk with detailed information (directions, parking, where to go and what time be there, etc.).

Can my teenager volunteer with me? 

Yes. Please be sure to register.

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