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Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is Team End ALZ?

Team End ALZ is the official athletics fundraising program of the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter. It consists of three categories – Run events, the RIDE to End Alzheimer’s and Triathlons. It was previously named RUN TRI RIDE to End Alzheimer’s.

I've never signed up for an event like this before, are beginners welcome?

Yes! We welcome athletes of all levels and experience.

I want to participate. How do I register for Team End ALZ events?

For Run or Triathlon events, just go to the menu on the top of this page and find your race under EVENTS. If the event is open for registration, you will find instructions on how to register. For the RIDE to End Alzheimer’s, please visit the RIDE site.

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Fundraising

To whom should my donors make checks payable?

Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter
Attn: Team End ALZ
309 Waverley Oaks Road 
Waltham MA 02452

Please indicate the name of the athlete and event you wish to support. Checks are made payable to the Alzheimer’s Association.

What is the fundraising commitment for Team End ALZ events?

Each event has a different fundraising commitment. Please see our Fundraising Tips page for some helpful hints and refer to each event page for it’s specific fundraising requirement.

How do I donate to a participant online?

For Run or Triathlon events, just go to the menu on the top of this page and find your event under EVENTS. If the event is open for donations, you will find a link to donate to a participant or to the event in general. For the RIDE to End Alzhiemer’s, please visit the RIDE site.

If I mail checks to an office, will those donors be listed on my online donation page?

Yes! Be sure to mail your check donations to the address below and include your name so we can credit your fundraising page correctly. It takes up to 10 business days to update your page. 

Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH
Attn: Team End ALZ (or event you are participating in)
309 Waverley Oaks Road
Waltham, MA 02452

What is a personal page?

Your personal fundraising page is the best and easiest way to collect donations! You can share it via social media and email the link to your friends and family. Be sure to personalize your fundraising webpage with photos and an explanation as to why you are participating in the event.

I have a personal page created for me. Do I have to change it?

You can upload a photo and customize the messaging. Personalizing your fundraising page leads to an increase in donations. Update your page to share your story and why you are participating. It isn’t mandatory to update your page, but it gives potential donors more information on the importance of your fundraising efforts and can lead to greater success.

I forgot my username and password.

Use the password reset link on the Convio webpage to reset your username and/or password. If you require additional assistance, please call the Alzheimer’s Association office at 617.868.8718 and staff can help you.

Do you have gear available?

We have a limited inventory of Team End ALZ gear. The majority of our team gear is utilized as fundraising incentives. If you are interested in gear, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association office.

How do I change my personal fundraising goal?

After you log in to Convio, under my headquarters select the My Webpage Option and you’ll see a fundraising thermometer option. You can update your goal there!

What if I exceed the fundraising minimum?

Increase your goal and keep up the great work! Donors are more likely to contribute if they see that you are still reaching towards a goal. Based on each event, we have special incentive prizes for those who hit their fundraising goals and exceed it. 

Where can I find a receipt to give my donors who give me a small cash donation?

Every donation processed by the Alzheimer’s Association will receive a tax receipt and acknowledgment letter, sent directly to the donor. Please give cash and check donations to the Alzheimer’s Association and our staff will ensure that the donor receives the appropriate receipt.

Can I donate to an event without donating to a specific participant?

Yes! Each event has its own homepage and general event donations are welcome.

Boston’s Run to Remember

What is Boston’s Run to Remember?

Boston’s Run to Remember is a half marathon and a 5 mile race in downtown Boston. This run honors Massachusetts Law Enforcement Officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. It is hosted by the Boston Police and Boston Police Runner’s Club. The Alzheimer’s Association is a charitable partner and is not the host of the event.

Where does the Run take place?

The run begins and ends in the Seaport District, although the route may change each year. The course travels throughout scenic parts of Boston including the State House, Fanueil Hall, Boston Common, Government Center and more.

When does the Run take place?

This event takes place over Memorial Day weekend each year. The 2018 event date is Sunday, May 27, 2018.

Is this an Alzheimer’s Association’s event?

No, this event is not hosted or managed by the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to be a charitable partner of Boston’s Run to Remember. Participants who join Team End ALZ receive great benefits that include a training program by our experienced coach, team gear, great team spirit and camaraderie, team pre-race activities and free race entry.

How do I donate to a runner?

To donate to a runner, visit Team End ALZ’s Boston’s Run to Remember webpage. On the homepage, in the Donate to a Participant box, enter the name of the participant you wish to support and then follow the donation instructions. 

How do I register?

Go to the EVENTS tab and click on Boston’s Run to Remember. If Registration is open, there will be a link to the Registration webpage.

Can anyone participate?

Yes! Boston’s Run to Remember is a great event for beginner or seasoned runners with the 5 mile or Half Marathon option. Team End ALZ participants receive a training plan and access to a coach to best prepare you for race day!

Can I volunteer?

Yes! The Alzheimer’s Association needs volunteers at a Water Station along the course. We’ll need approximately 40 Volunteers to help pass out water and cheer on the runners.

What are the funding requirements?

For half marathon participants, the funding requirement is $1,000 along with a $50 kickoff donation.

For 5 mile participants, the funding requirement is $500 along with a $50 kickoff donation.

What are the benefits of participating on Team End ALZ?

Through the Alzheimer’s Association, participant’s entry is free in return for meeting your fundraising requirement. All Team End ALZ members receive training and fundraising support, team gear, team info session, fundraising recognition, and additional amenities during race weekend.

Falmouth Road Race

What is the Falmouth Road Race?

The New Balance Falmouth Road Race is a 7-mile race that goes from Woods Hole, MA to Falmouth, MA. The Falmouth Road Race is affiliated with many charities, one of which is the Alzheimer’s Association. This event is not produced or hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association.

When does the Race take place?

The 2018 Falmouth Road Race is Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Can anyone participate?

Yes! As a charitable partner, the Alzheimer’s Association receives a limited number of race entries. Interested participants must fill out an application which can be found on the Team End ALZ webpage for the Falmouth Road Race. The Alzheimer’s Association reviews each application thoroughly. If you have your own entry to the Falmouth Road Race via the lottery or as a resident, please consider joining Team End ALZ!

What are the benefits of participating with Team End ALZ?

As a member of Team End ALZ, the participant’s race entry is free. Team benefits include Alzheimer’s Association gear, fundraising and coaching support, a training plan, personal fundraising webpage, fundraising recognition, and other race-weekend activities. Additionally, you have the benefit of knowing that every dollar you raise has a direct impact on our mission to end Alzheimer’s.

What is the fundraising requirement?

The fundraising requirement for the Falmouth Road Race is $1,250. 

How do I donate to a runner?

If the event is accepting donations, visit the EVENTS tab on this page and select Falmouth Road Race. A link to the fundraising webpage will be available and from there, search for the participant you wish to support in the Donate to a Runner box.

Boston Marathon

How is the Alzheimer’s Association involved in the Boston Marathon?

The Alzheimer’s Association is honored and proud to be a part of the John Hancock Non-Profit Program. Through this program, the Alzheimer’s Association receives a limited number of charity entries into the Boston Marathon.

How can I participate?

As a runner, you must apply to the team during the application window in late September/early October. Team End ALZ is selected in early November. Due to the limited number of charity entries we receive, we cannot accept everyone who applies to the team. We welcome runners to Team End ALZ who have their own entry (qualified or invitational entries).

We have several volunteer opportunities available throughout the season and on race weekend. Volunteers are important for the weekly Saturday training runs (mid-November through April). We also have a Cheer Station set up at Mile 16.5 on Marathon Monday — all are welcome!

What qualifies me to be selected to be a part of the Alzheimer’s Association team?
  1. Through the John Hancock Non-Profit Program, we receive a limited quantity of charity entries. Runners must apply during our application window in late September/early October. We update the application each year and will accept runners based on how many numbers we receive, the runner’s fundraising plan and connection to Alzheimer’s. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to accept all applicants.
  2. If you have qualified for the Marathon or secured your own bib number (invitational entry from a run club, police department, etc) you can make your number count and join our team as a qualified runner!
What are the benefits of participating through the Alzheimer’s Association?

As part of Team End ALZ, participants receive training support with full access to a personal coach with a personalized training plan. The Alzheimer’s Association hosts weekly team training runs with course support. Runners receive a fundraising coach to support all fundraising efforts as well as a personal fundraising webpage on Crowdrise. On race weekend, the Alzheimer’s Association hosts a celebratory pasta banquet, a team bus to the start line, private gear drop, and pre- and post-race refreshments and activities at a hotel located near the Finish Line.

What is the fundraising requirement?

Non-qualified (charity) runners accepted to Team End ALZ must raise a minimum of $8,000. There is a $360 B.A.A. registration fee which does not count toward the fundraising minimum. Qualified runners or those who obtained a bib on his/her own are asked to raise a minimum of $1,750 dollars.

Max Performance Triathlon Series

What is the Max Performance Triathlon Series?

The Max Performance Triathlon series is a premier organization that hosts triathlons throughout New England for experienced and beginner triathletes. The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to be a charitable partner of these events.

How is the Alzheimer’s Association involved?

The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to be a charitable partner of the Max Performance Triathlon Series. By participating with Team End ALZ, you will receive free race entry, fundraising and coaching support, team gear and fundraising incentives.

Can anyone participate?

Yes! The Max Performance Triathlon Series is a great opportunity for novice or experienced triathletes! The Max team hosts swimming and bike clinics throughout the summer. We also have volunteer opportunities available at each event.

What is the fundraising requirement?

The fundraising minimum is $500 per participant.

How do I register?

Participants can register as an individual or a relay team by following this link

Can I volunteer?

Yes! The Alzheimer’s Association is putting together a team of volunteers to support participants at triathlons. Please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form to volunteer for any of Team End ALZ events.

Run Your Own Race

What does it mean to run my own race?

In addition to our core events, Team End ALZ is also comprised of individual athletes who participate in a variety of road races and triathlons across the country to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter. These events range from local 5Ks to major marathons. Pick a race of your choice and represent Team End ALZ!

How will the Alzheimer’s Association help me to run my own race?

The Alzheimer’s Association will provide you with fundraising support with your own personalized online fundraising website, coaching support and advice, and a complimentary Team End ALZ singlet to wear at your race. Participants are responsible for his/her own race entry and registration fee for the event that you choose through this program.

Are there specific qualifications I must have to run my own race?

We encourage runners of all levels to run your own race! Run any race you wish. We will provide you with the tools you need to successfully fundraise as you represent the Alzheimer’s Association. There is no required fundraising minimum with the Run Your Own Race program. Every dollar raised supports our mission.

Cape Cod Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay

Where and When does the run take place?

The Cape Cod Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay take place in Falmouth, MA.

In 2018, the Cape Cod Half Marathon is on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The Cape Cod Marathon and Relay are on Sunday, October 28, 2018.

What is the fundraising requirement?

The Team End ALZ fundraising requirement is $1,000 for Half Marathon participants and $1,500 for Marathon participants. The fundraising requirement for Marathon Relay Teams is $2,000.

What is the Relay option?

The Relay is a team of five runners who run various legs of the Marathon course. The one-loop course begins and ends at the Village Green in Falmouth Center. There are five relay legs and the distances are 3.05, 6.15, 5.7, 6. and 5.3 miles. There are four relay exchanges where the runners park and sometimes shuttle to the exchanges to pass the team “slap bracelet.” The Relay is a great way to enjoy the Marathon course with friends!

What are the benefits of running with Team End ALZ?

As a Team End ALZ participant you will receive a fundraising coach and training support provided by a running coach, including a training plan tailored to you. You will receive team gear, a personal fundraising webpage, and incentives. The Alzheimer’s Association also covers your race entry fee.

“On August 27, 2009 at 4:06 in the morning I lost my Mom. She had Alzheimer’s a disease that stole her from us one memory at a time. So what better way to remember her and help make a difference. I ran in memory of Mom for the Alzheimer’s Association.”

– Maureen Lamie, 2010 Team End ALZ participant