How does Walk for Warmth raise money to help resolve heat-related emergencies?
Walkers pay a $25 registration fee to participate in the event and or collect monetary pledges prior to the event. On event day, walkers participate in an indoor 5K mall walk to show their support of those in need. The minimum total pledge amount per participant is $25. Teams are welcome!
Sponsors and donors include businesses, churches, and individuals, make monetary contributions toward the 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 fee?
Everyone that registers by February 11, 2019, will receive an event t-shirt and finisher medal. After February 11th, 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.
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.
What if I have additional questions?
Call (586) 469-6232 or email us your question at email@example.com