Raleigh

Venue 

MRC Plaza, 2410 Campus Shore Drive, Raleigh

Date

Saturday, 19th September 2015

Donate

 

To Educate 1200 Children

 
 

Beneficiaries

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS), also known as Sigma Delta Epsilon, is an organization for female graduate students in science, first established in 1921. The organization is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works to assist women in science.

 
 

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for more than 30 years. 

The Run/Walk

I cannot participate in the run/walk, can I donate instead?
We would love your participation. But, we welcome your donation and are very much thankful for it. Click here to pledge an amount and support Vibha's cause.

Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes. Receipts will be mailed to your house.

How does The Dream Mile run/walk work?
Walkers and runners are all ages and participants can walk as individuals, families, groups, work teams and more. Refreshments are available before the Walk and Run and throughout the course, and volunteers are stationed along the Walk route to insure that walkers stay on course.

How long is the Run/Walk?
There is a 5K path. You can choose to run or walk.

Can my kids participate?
Yes. Given that Vibha’s vision is to provide a brighter future for underprivileged children, it makes perfect sense to get your children involved. However, parental discretion is advised for distances.

What should I wear?
Comfortable shoes, a hat, sunglasses and extra sunscreen. Serious runners wishing to participate in the Race should wear their running gear.

Is the Run/Walk a race?
Yes, The Dream Mile 2013 is a Race with USATF certified trail and Timing provided by a professional firm. Winners in each category will receive medals as prizes.

What happens if it rains on the day of the event?
The event goes on. If it rains hard and it becomes too difficult to run/walk, the route will be shortened.

Registration

How do I register for the Dream Mile?
Register online.
Register at the venue on the day of the event at 6:30AM.
Send us an email for more info.

Can I register/pay on the day of the event?
Yes, it is possible to pay on the day of the event. However, we prefer if participants pre-register since that will give us an idea of the expected number of participants.
If you still want to, please plan to be at the venue earlier.

Fundraising / Pledges

What is a Pledge?
A pledge is an amount that is donated by an individual who wishes to support out cause.

How can I raise pledges?
Please click here for more information. Then click the 'Become a fundraiser' button on the top to setup your own pledge page.

Are pledges a must?
No, they are not a must, but pledges are a very important part of the Run/Walk. Pledges constitute a significant portion of the funds raised through the Run/Walk. Pledging is one way of showing you support the cause. Becoming a fundraiser is another – not only are you saying you wish to support the cause , but you also help us spread the word by trying to involve your friends and family.

How is the money raised through pledges used?
The money you raise through the pledge drive is used to directly fund child development projects.

Will there be food?
Yes, there will be some light refreshments and picnic food available.

Miscellaneous

How many people will be there?
We expect around 500 participants including children and 100+ other volunteers and spectators.