BENEFITING: AUTISM SPEAKS
ORGANIZER: Autism Speaks
EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016
Since 2007 our Team Up! with Autism Speaks runners have raised over $7 million through events all over the world. Here’s your chance to run the Boston Marathon and support the mission of Autism Speaks. Let's make 2016 our best year yet!
Our main goal is to fundraise to support the Autism Speaks Mission and help families that struggle with Autism disorder and this year's goal is to raise an average of $10,000 per team member. Set your fundraising sights high! Give your fundraising plan careful consideration, as it is the cornerstone of your application and helps build the strongest fundraising roster!
2016 Team Up! with Autism Speaks benefits include, but are not limited to:
* Access to a Guaranteed Race Entry. Race Registration Fee included for High Fundraisers.
* Team Up! with Autism Speaks Runners Top, and an Autism Speaks hat or visor
* Custom online fundraising page
* Team Up! Facebook Page
* Virtual and Customized Coaching by our Track and Field Certified Running Coach
* Fundraising Tips and Opportunities
* Dedicated Autism Speaks staff to answer questions you have
* Team Handbook - In a PDF form and downloadable for reference at any time.
Please apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GqJ08umnpN6PP-GhJ1toMNIGga359VAaFzXXwRWEQLs/viewform?usp=send_form
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all Autism Speaks bibs have been assigned.
Fundraising Commitment: A minimum fundraising requirement of $7,000 is required to join the Autism Speaks marathon team and receive an individual entry for the 120th Boston marathon.
Each applicant will be charged a $20 non-refundable application fee to the credit card provided on the application.
The fundraising commitment for Official B.A.A Charity Runners is $7,000 due by April 5, 2016 (must have $4000 of this amount in by January 11, 2016). In addition to the fundraising minimum, B.A.A. Boston Marathon® entry fee of $350 for Official Charity Runners.
Autism Speaks requires each team member to meet the following fundraising requirements: a minimum of $4,000 received by Autism Speaks January 11, 2016, and the remaining balance of the minimum $7,000 received by Autism Speaks by April 5, 2016. In the event that you do not meet the minimum fundraising requirements by the required dates, Autism Speaks reserves the right to charge the balance owed to the credit card provided on your application. All online fundraising
Must be conducted using only the platform provided by Autism Speaks. Offline donations will only be counted toward the
Fundraising minimum when the funds are received by Autism Speaks.
Cancellation Policy: You may decline or cancel your participation with the Autism Speaks marathon team, waiving your responsibility for the $7,000 minimum, within 48 hours of being offered a spot on our team. If you cancel within the 48 hour time period, you will be refunded your $20 deposit. To decline or cancel, you must contact the Autism Speaks manager in writing within the required time period. If unforeseen circumstances occur and you wish to cancel your participation between the time you accept and January 15, 2016, Autism Speaks will make every effort to find a replacement from our waiting list. If Autism Speaks is unable to secure a suitable replacement, you are responsible for fulfilling the $7,000 fundraising minimum. No replacements can be made after January 15, 2016 if for any reason, including injury, you are unable to run in the 120th
Boston marathon. No donations accepted by our office will be refunded.
B.A.A. Registration Fee: Autism Speaks will inform you of the details of the B.A.A. registration after your application is accepted. The B.A.A. charges a $350 race application fee that does not count towards your fundraising minimum and cannot be paid for using funds raised toward your minimum requirements. This fee will be collected separately in January 2016. You should not contact the B.A.A. directly to secure your bib. Autism Speaks will refund your BAA Registration Fee if you have fundraised $5,000 by January 11, as a High Fundraiser Perk.
By completing the application form, you agree to these Terms and Conditions. Please apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GqJ08umnpN6PP-GhJ1toMNIGga359VAaFzXXwRWEQLs/viewform?usp=send_form
Questions? We're here to help!
Email us at Elizabeth.Maiuolo@AutismSpeaks.org