How does Walk for Warmth raise money to help resolve heat related emergencies?
Walkers and Runners collect monetary pledges prior to the event. On event day, participants either walk or run to show their support of those in need. The minimum total pledge per participant is $25. Teams are welcome!
Sponsors and donors include businesses, churches, individuals and other groups who make monetary contributions toward Walk for Warmth.
Event supporters donate goods or services to help put on the Walk for Warmth event.
What is a heat-related emergency?
A heat-related emergency could be a shutoff notice from a utility company or the need to repair or replace a broken furnace. The unemployed, working poor, and those on fixed incomes often choose between buying food, prescriptions and paying bills and are unable to take on the added burden of furnace replacement.
The typical recipient of Walk for Warmth funding is a family of four with an annual income of less than $34,000. A large percentage of people seeking emergency help are senior citizens or families with small children in the home.
How much of the money raised goes to help those in need?
100% of the net proceeds benefit Macomb County residents in need.
What is included in my Walk for Warmth registration?
Everyone that registers by February 12, 2018, will receive an event t-shirt and finisher medal. After February 12th, t-shirts are subject to availability.
Is the event timed?
The event is intended to be fun so only the 1-mile race is timed. If you don't wish to be timed, please register for the 1-mile run or 5K mall walk.
Hanson’s Race Management will provide the timing services for the race. A chip is located on the back of your numbered bib.
Are strollers allowed?
Yes. Strollers and wagons are allowed. Please keep in mind the run portion of this event is held outside, in the winter, and it may be cold or snowy. If you bring a child in a stroller, please dress them appropriately for the weather. We do ask that participants with strollers start in the back of the pack and be mindful of others.
When and where do I pick up my race packet?
On race day, Saturday, March 3, 2018, starting at 8 a.m. at Macomb Mall. Enter the mall at the east side of the building next to Dick's Sporting Goods.
What is the Walk for Warmth weather policy?
The mall walk is held indoors so it will take place regardless of weather. If the outdoor 1-mile race/run must be canceled due to unforeseeable situations such as dangerous weather or unsafe course conditions, runners can choose to participate in the indoor mall walk. For detailed information on the weather cancellation policy, please click here.
Is there an age limit for participating in Walk for Warmth?
No, this event is designed for people of all ages but a parent or guardian must sign a waiver if the participant is under 18 years of age.
Does this event count as one of the Run Macomb events?
Yes, Walk for Warmth is a participating Run Macomb event. This organization works to promote races in Macomb County. If you participate in two additional Run Macomb events during 2018, you will be eligible to participate in a free, invitation-only run/walk held in November.
What if I have additional questions?
Call (586) 469-6232 or email us your question at firstname.lastname@example.org