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. Unemployed people, 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 funds 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 with my Walk for Warmth registration?
Everyone that registers by February 3, 2017 will receive an event t-shirt and finisher medal. After February 3, t-shirts are subject to availability.
Is the event timed?
This event is intended to be fun and family-friendly so only the 5K race is timed. However, you can choose not to be timed for the race. We do ask that participants not wanting to be timed to be mindful of those who do. If you prefer not to be timed for the race, please make an indication on your registration form or notify us at 586-469-5905.
The mall walk is non-competitive.
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, February 18, 2017, starting at 8 a.m. at Macomb Mall, 32233 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. Enter Macomb 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 5K race must be cancelled 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 for the 5K race, 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 the registration form and agree to the 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 2017, you will be eligible to participate in a free, invitation-only run/walk held in November.
What if I have additional questions?
Call (586) 469-5905 or email us your question at firstname.lastname@example.org