Stride Center students win Hack the Hood competition
Stride Center students win Hack the Hood competition
1. Is there a fee to participate?
There is NO FEE to participate in "The Walk"  However, Walk participants can raise anywhere from $100 to $100,000 dollars - the sky is the limit!  

We do offer a T-shirt option for purchase  - $20.00. See the buy T-shirt page.
2. I just made a donation to the Walk. Does that mean I'm registered as a Walker?
Nope! Registering for the Walk and donating are two separate processes. If you just wish to donate and not register as a walker,go back and click on donate to participant and  search for a Walker to support or click on the donations button to make your gift.  If you wish to register as a walker, go back and click on the registration button.

3. What is a Walk Team?
Your Walk Team can be 2-200 people and includes anyone and everyone who wants to join in the effort to raise money to support the Stride Center Scholarship Fund to help underserved men and women seeking to empower themselves to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, children, and adults can create or join Walk Teams. Walk Teams and their fundraising efforts drive the success of a Walk. More team walkers means an increased opportunity for fundraising and increased awareness of The Stride Center

4. What is a Team Captain?
A Team Captain is the lead organizer and motivator for a The Walk Team. Team Captains are responsible for recruiting people to join their Walk Team, naming their team, setting a team fundraising goal, and continually communicating with and encouraging team members to fundraise prior to and even after Walk Day.

Team Captains are The Stride Center's  primary contact and liaison to the Walk Team; he/she will receive ongoing information and updates from our office during the months leading to Walk Day. Each Walk Team must have at least one Team Captain.
5. What is a Team Walker?
Do you know someone who has started a Walk? Registering to be a Team Walker is an easy and fun way to get involved and help support The Stride Center's scholarship fund!

When you sign up for Walk online, join a team by selecting your team’s name from the menu and complete the registration process. Then, set up your own personal online fundraising page and use your Participant Center to help raise support and awareness online!

Using your participant center, you can create and send emails to family and friends asking them to join you on Walk Day or to help you reach your team’s fundraising goal by donating online. Get creative! Each registered Walker also gets access to great Walker Tools, too, like a Facebook fundraising tool and twitter!
6. What is an Individual Walker?
Even if you are not affiliated with a Walk Team,  All you have to do is register as an “Individual Walker” and join us on Walk Day. Up the ante by creating an online fundraising page and using your “Walk Participant Center” to help raise money and awareness online.

Using your participant center, you can create and send emails to family and friends asking them to help you reach your fundraising goal by donating online. Who knows? Once you let you network know that you are walking to support The Stride Center, maybe they will decide to join you!

Each registered Walker also gets access to great Walker Tools, too, like a Facebook  and tweeter. .
7. Can I register my whole team at once online?
Each Walker must sign a waiver of liability during the registration process, so we ask that each person over the age of 18 registers him or herself online.

 If you are the Team Captain, you can provide potential Team Members with a link to your Team Page and encourage them to join via the Join Team link
8. Can I register members of my family at once online?
Each each Walker must sign a waiver of liability, Parent or legal guardian must register each minors for the walk.
9. Where/when should Walk donations be submitted?
Here are some options for submitting donations:
  • Encourage online donations! Online donations are made directly to your personal Walk web page and are instantly attributed to your goal. If you're a part of a team, your collected donations will automatically add to the Walk Team fundraising goal. No additional steps are necessary.  Highly recommened
  •  You can mail your donations to our office at any time. Remember, do not mail cash!  Mail to: The Stride Center C/O Ruth Barron, 1212 Broadway, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612
  • The Stride Center will NOT be able to collect funds on site the day of the event.  Please use the first two options mentioned abeove.