If you have a question and you are unable to find the answer, please reach out to us at races@zerocancer.org or by calling (202) 303-3110.

About the Virtual ZERO Run/Walk Celebration

I look forward to the Run/Walk every year. What can I expect now that it’s virtual?

This year’s community celebration will be held online to help ensure that you and your loved ones are safe from the spread of COVID-19. This livestreamed virtual event will feature some of the best aspects of the in-person event, including family-friendly programming and activities, a celebration of our amazing fundraisers, and a #ZEROstrong ceremony that will honor local patients, caregivers, and survivors.

Where do I watch the online celebration?

We’ll be live streaming here on and on Facebook.

Should I plan on running/walking?

Our focus is on celebrating the prostate cancer community, but we still encourage you to get active and do something that you love (run, hike, golf, yoga, swim, cook, color with your kids, take your dog for a walk, etc..). After all, staying active is one way to prevent prostate cancer! Be sure to commemorate your activity by sharing a photo on social media with the hashtag #ZEROstrong.

If you do choose to run or walk a 5K, website you can self-report your time and see how you stack up against other participants! You’ll even be able to download a finisher certificate! Stay tuned to emails that will provide this link.

I don’t see my name listed to submit my 5K time?

If you have registered in the last 48 hours there may be a delay in your name appearing. Please check back after this time has passed. If your name still does not appear please reach out to races@zerocancer.org.

I’m not a runner, how else can I get active for prostate cancer?

Fundraise by taking action for the cause and spreading the word! Go live on social media and invite your friends to watch and join you in the fun. You could host a simple stretching session, a trivia game or virtual movie night, lead a workout class, or dye your hair, do take the #PiesforProstates challenge!

You can also set up shop to get active! Start your own fundraiser -- whether it’s a lemonade stand, selling your own artwork or clothing, let your friends know that proceeds will benefit prostate cancer patients in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

However you get active and take action, you’ll be spreading crucial awareness for the cause and making direct support possible for the patients who have been hit hardest by COVID-19. Share how you’re getting active by posting a photo on social media using the hashtag #ZEROstrong.

There’s so much going on in the world right now. Why is prostate cancer still important?

One in eight American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and the funds raised are invested around the country to provide research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and educate men and families about prostate cancer. Your fundraising provides assistance to cancer patients who are at a high-risk of contracting COVID-19 due to already weakened immune systems. Learn more about what ZERO is doing to help the prostate cancer community during this time at zerocancer.org/coronavirus.

How much of the funds raised go to patients in need? How are the donations used?

100% of donations go to ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer, a registered 501(c)(3) organization (tax id 59-3400922).

The money raised by the event helps drive free prostate cancer testing throughout the country as well as in the communities of each Run/Walk location. Grants are also awarded in race communities wherever they’ll have the most local impact on new programs, patient support, early detection, and awareness efforts.

On a national level, your gift is invested to educate men about their risks, as well as to fund direct support for patients and their families. Finally, your dollars enable national efforts to protect and expand research funding and availability of care for prostate cancer testing and treatments.Additionally, funds raised during COVID-19 will help patients in dire need due to the economic and health consequences of the virus.

ZERO is the only national prostate cancer charity to receive the highest-possible 4-star rating for financial responsibility from Charity Navigator, and meets all 20 standards of accountability as an accredited charity member of the Better Business Bureau. And no other prostate cancer charity spends more per dollar on programs - more than 86 cents.

Find out more about how the money you raise helps end prostate cancer in the impact section of this website.

Are all donations tax-deductible? How can I receive an IRS tax receipt for my donation?

Yes. All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. If the donation was made online, the tax receipt will be emailed to the email address provided. If you donated via check, you can request a tax receipt by emailing races@zerocancer.org.

I think my company matches employees’ charitable donations. How do I get this started?

When making your donation, please enter your company name in the matching gifts search tool. We'll have some information on whether or not your company matches, but please make sure to follow-up with your company to get this process started. If you have questions, please email races@zerocancer.org.

Can I continue to collect donations after the walk?

Absolutely! Participants can fundraise up until two weeks after the event to be eligible for fundraising rewards.

Registration FAQ

How much does it cost to register?

It’s free to register! We also have a $40 registration option that allows you to reserve a special t-shirt that will be mailed to you after the event. Don’t worry you can register for free and still earn the shirt by fundraising $40 by the event day as well!

I already registered for free, but want to change it so I can get a shirt. How can I do that?

You can make a $40 donation to your personal fundraising page before event day and still receive a shirt in the mail after the event.

Should I start a team or join as an individual?

If you have a friend or family member joining you, please start a team. If you are attending alone, please join as an individual. There is no minimum requirement for team size.

I accidentally registered as an individual and meant to join or start a team. What do I do?

No problem! If you would like to be added to a team or start your own team, simply send an email to races@zerocancer.org with your name, team name, and what city’s race you’re taking part in.

I paid for a shirt when I registered and can no longer participate. Can I get a refund?

No. Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds on registration fees. We will still mail your shirt to you after the event.

Is the $40 registration fee for a shirt tax-deductible?

Yes, the $40 registration fee option is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The tax receipt will be emailed to the email address provided.

How do I register?

Click the button below and follow the steps to register. If you have any issues, please feel free to reach out to us at 202-303-3110.

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Fundraising FAQ

Is there a fundraising minimum to participate in the Run/Walk?

No. There is no fundraising minimum, but we need your help to raise funds to provide programs that support prostate cancer patients and families in need during this dire time. Please consider making a self-donation or fundraise at least $100 to provide much needed support to men and families during COVID-19.

All registered participants and volunteers receive a personal fundraising page, fundraising coaching, and many tools, guides, and other resources to help you. To receive fundraising tips, email races@zerocancer.org.

I don’t want to donate online. Can I donate another way?

We can take donations via the phone or via mail as well. Call ZERO at 202-303-3110, Monday Friday, 9 a.m. 5 p.m. EST, and we can process a credit card payment over the phone. If mailing a check, please be sure to indicate the city name of the event, and the name of the team or individual whose fundraising efforts it is supporting. Checks should be sent to:

ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer
Alexandria, VA 22320

What if someone gives me a cash donation?

Please send a personal check covering the amount, along with a corresponding donation form to ZERO. We will be able to credit your donors for their generosity if you include their contact information. If this is not possible, you can always bring the cash donations and donation forms to the race.

I received a donation, but don’t see it on my fundraising page?

All mailed donations should appear on your page within two weeks of being received by ZERO. If you do not see your donations on your page, please email ZERO at races@zerocancer.org.

I want to fundraise, but I don’t know how. Where should I start?

We encourage all participants to customize their page with their own photo and story of why you’re participating. You can also send emails to friends and family, and easily track your donations. Please view our tips and tricks page for more information. You can also email ZERO’s National Events Team at races@zerocancer.org for assistance and ideas.

Does ZERO Provide any fundraising suggestions for those social distancing?

Yes! Please check out our social distancing fundraising guide here.

We also have some general participant and team captain guides that offer additional tips, tricks, and suggestions for making the most of your fundraising. Please note these guides were made prior to COIVD-19, so we ask that you please stay safe and considerate with all your fundraising activities. There are plenty of ways to get creative while social distancing!

Are there any awards or fundraising incentives for top fundraisers?

Yes! Our top three individual fundraisers, top three fundraising teams, and three largest teams will receive special recognition during the virtual celebration (please note that all donations need to be in your accounts by 3 p.m. on the day prior to event day to be eligible for these awards). There are also several individual fundraising rewards all participants are eligible to earn. Click here to learn more about our fundraising rewards.

General Questions

How can I get more involved at ZERO?

ZERO has local chapters across the country, and many opportunities to get involved. Join us in fighting this awful disease by getting involved in your local community. Click here to contact your local Chapter Director.

ZERO’s Contact Information

We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the Virtual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk Celebration. Please contact us Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. All emails will be answered within 24 hours.

Phone 202-303-3110
Email races@zerocancer.org
Facebook www.facebook.com/ZEROCancerRunWalk

Chapter Director Contact Information

East Coast Metro: Renee Haney, renee@zerocancer.org or 609-500-9855
Mid-Atlantic: Caitlin Murphy, caitlin@zerocancer.org or 202-313-2866
Midwest: Emily Byrne, emily@zerocancer.org or 612-219-6972
Northern California: Vanessa Petersen, vanessa@zerocancer.org or 213-952-4043
Southern California: Andrea Sweet, andrea@zerocancer.org or 626-201-7997
Texas: Tracy Crites, tcrites@zerocancer.org or 817-313-4612