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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Is America’s VetDogs a tax-exempt, not-for-profit charity?
    A. Yes, America’s VetDogs is 501(c)(3) charity as determined by the IRS.
Q. Is my personal registration fee to participate in the run tax deductible?
    A. No, but any additional donation made on top of your registration fee is.
Q. Are the race participant t-shirts true to size?
    A. All race shirts are DryBlend t-shirts: pre-shrunk, 50% polyester / 50% cotton. They typically run true to size in fit.
Q. Am I guaranteed an event shirt?
    A. ONLY online, runners/walkers that sign up online are guaranteed a shirt. Inventory is first come, first served while supplies last.
Q. Can I run with my dog?
    A. You can choose to register and run in the 5K race with your dog. If you choose the 5K timed run with your dog, the dog has the potential to be the winner. 
Q. Do I have to run or can I walk?
    A. Walking is allowed and welcomed. It is encouraged to sign-up for the 2-mile dog walk if you choose to go for a leisurely stroll. Having a dog is not a requirement!
Q. Are their age limitations?
    A. No
Q. Do you offer team registrations?
    A. Yes. You can register as part of a team via the Cause2Give process – simply select to add a team name by choosing team member (or select an already existing team name) to add to your registration details when entering your registration & payment details. You can also choose to create a team by choosing to be a team captain.
Q. Is there a military discount to participate?
    A. Yes, all military members will receive a $5 discount. This is an option when you register.
Q. Can I get a refund on my ticket or donation if I decide not to participate / incur an injury / realized I will not be in town for the event / would like pass my registration to someone else?
    A. No, unfortunately there are no refunds or transfers of registrations for any reason.
Q. How will the net funds be distributed?
    A. Following a full accounting of receipts and expenses in May/June, all NET proceeds will benefit America’s VetDogs.
Q. What should be done in the case of inclement weather?
    A. The event is held rain or shine
Q. Can I register on race morning?
    A. Yes, we do accept walk-up registrations. The fee to participate is $5 more than registering in advance. Be sure to sign-up early!
Q. Are running strollers permitted?
    A. Yes, running strollers are permitted. However, out of respect for runners/walkers without strollers, those with strollers should start at the back of the main group so as to not create a ‘traffic jam.’ Much of the trail is rather flat.
Q. Will I get a tee shirt if I register as a Virtual Runner?
    A. Yes, Virtual Runners will have an America’s VetDogs tee shirt mailed to your home.
Q. If I sign up to fundraise on behalf of America’s VetDogs, will I have the opportunity to win a prize?
    A. Incentives are awarded to those that raise funds.
Q. If I should place as a top finisher in the race, what will I receive?
    A. Top finishers in their category will win an America’s VetDogs race medal.
Q. Will food be available?
    A. Snack bar, fruit and water will be available for all registered participants prior to the race.  After-party in the quad to follow closing ceremony.