FAQ's for Walk-A- Thon

FAQs  Answers to frequently asked questions
Who can register?
Anyone can register for the walk-a-thon. Please refer to the instructions form for more information. We encourage and hope for your participation.

How do I register?
Please refer to the instructions form to complete registration. If you have questions or need more information, please call Bob Lefever at 908-285-6320 or call the Readington Reformed Church office at 908-534-2077.  To register online go to www.readingtonreformed.org or www.familypromisehc.org  and click on the Walk-a-thon link.

Do I have to register online?
No. You can complete the registration form and take it to the RRC office with the registration fee prior to April 10, 2016 The forms and fees can also be mailed to PO Box 1, Readington NJ 08870.

When is the last date to register for the walk-a-thon?
You can pre-register up to April 10, 2016. After that date, registration can be completed the day of the event. T-shirts will be provided for all pre-registered. Availability for walk-ins as supply warrants.

Where do I check-in for the walk-a-thon?
Check-in will be done from 9:00 – 10:00 am on the day of the walk-a-thon at the table in the pavilion. It will be done alphabetically by your last name. You will receive your welcome packet of materials and T-shirt at that time. Walk-ins will receive a T-shirt as supply warrants and their welcome packet of materials at that time as well.

Do I have to walk the whole route?
You only walk what you are physically comfortable with walking. The pledges are a lump sum donation, not based on a distance or time.

Is the route paved?
The route is paved.

Is this a race?
This is not a race. There will be no prizes for finishing first.

How long is the route?
The route will be six loops resulting in ~3 miles.
How long will the walk take?
The walk will start at 10:00 am. The average walker completes a mile in 20 minutes, thus completing the walk-a-thon in about an hour.

Can I bring my pet?
The walk-a-thon committee would prefer if pets were not involved in this event.

What if it rains?
This is a rain or shine event.

Are there bathrooms?
Yes. Bathrooms are available at Pickell Park.

Will there be food available?
Bottled water and breakfast bars will be provided for each participant.

Are there prizes/raffles?
There will be prizes for the top three pledge donations collected on the day of the walk-a-thon. All participants will be entered into a raffle during check-in to be drawn at the completion of the walk.

When do I turn in my pledge money?
Your pledge form and money are turned in on the day of the walk-a-thon when you check-in and receive your welcome packet of materials and T-shirt.

What if I didn’t collect all my pledge money?
Pledge money not collected prior to the walk-a-thon can be taken to the RRC office any time after the day of the walk-a-thon or mailed to the office at PO Box 1, Readington, NJ 08870. We encourage pledge money to be collected at the time of the pledge.

How do I make out the check?
You can make all checks payable to “Readington Reformed Church”.

Can I make out just one check?
You can make out one check for all of the pledges if you would like. This is not required. Make all checks payable to “Readington Reformed Church”.
What if I want to mail the checks/forms to the office?
You can mail registration forms/checks to the office at RRC up to April 10, 2016 at PO Box 1, Readington, NJ 08870. All other forms/checks should be turned in at the Check-In table the day of the event. Any pledges not turned in at the event can be mailed to the RRC office at PO Box 1, Readington, NJ 08870.

Where do the proceeds go?
The net proceeds for the walk-a-thon benefit Family Promise of Hunterdon County and the preservation and ministry of historic Readington Reformed Church. For more information on either of these organizations, please see the information packet on the registration site, the welcome packets received during check-in or at their respective websites; www.familypromisehc.org and www.readingtonfreformed.org.

Can I just make a donation?
Yes. Any donations can be made at anytime. Donations can be made during the day of the walk-a-thon or turned into the RRC office or mailed to PO Box 1, Readington, NJ 08870.

Are my donations tax deductible?
Yes, the donations are tax deductible.

Who should I ask to be a sponsor/make donations?
Co-workers, friends and family. A letter is  available to send to out of state friends and family. See the registration materials for the form. Forms will also be available at the RRC office.

Where is Pickell Park?
Pickell Park is located on Route 523 in Whitehouse Station, NJ. Directions from RRC: Turn right out of the RRC parking lot onto Readington Road heading toward Hillcrest Road. Readington Road becomes Route 620. Continue on Route 620 until it ends at Route 523. Turn right onto Route 523/Main Street and continue for ~0.8 miles. Turn left onto Mountain Road. Pickell Park will be on the left.

Is there parking at Pickell Park?
Yes. There are parking lots available.

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