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The 2021 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Wilmington is moving forward with a live in-person event, with a virtual option available!

ZERO is carefully monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in your community, along with vaccination rates, local government ordinances, CDC guidelines, and the direction of our medical advisory board. Their guidance is that a community run/walk can be done safely, when all participants, volunteers and staff follow mandatory guidelines to control the spread of the disease.

Any event health related updates will be posted here as needed.

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Date

Sunday, October 17, 2021
12:00 p.m.

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Event Features

Run/Walk Distances:

4.2 Mile Run/Walk
1 Mile Walk

Highlights:

Survivor & Caregiver Recognition
Kids Superhero Dash for Dad

Event Details

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Location

Greenfield Lake
1739 Burnett Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Virtual Community Run Dates:

September 18
September 19
September 25
September 26
October 17

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Virtual Features

Charge Running App

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Charge App Features

Real Time Leaderboard & Race Timing
Live Coaching & Music
Participant Chat Room
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Join us to help end prostate cancer!


The 2021 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Wilmington is moving forward with a live in-person event, with a virtual option available!

Let us help you! Please reach out with any questions or if you need any help at races@zerocancer.org or by calling (202) 303-3110.

Event Features

This family-friendly event is a great way to unite together to ZERO out prostate cancer. We'll celebrate the prostate cancer survivors and caregivers, as well as those we've lost to the disease together. We'll even have fun kids activities, including a special Kids Superhero Dash for Dad, to get everyone involved.

Register for free and create your fundraising page today. All participants are eligible to earn fundraising rewards. We can’t wait to be there with you making a difference for men and their families.

We encourage everyone to tag @zerocancer on social media with the hashtag #ZEROStrong to talk about why you're participating. We even have a hand held sign you can print out to hold in any photos you share. Check it out here.

Fundraise and Earn a Run/Walk Shirt

New for 2021! Fundraise $50 or more on your personal fundraising page by Sunday, October 17, 2021 and you'll receive a 2021 Run/Walk shirt at the event.

But that's not all there's lots of other great fundraising rewards you can earn!

Want some fundraising tips to get you started? Visit the fundraising tools and tips page!

Event Day Information

COVID-19 Precautions

ZERO is taking the following safety precautions at our run/walks to protect our patients, survivors, family and friends from the COVID-19 virus and other variants.

  • ZERO employees, volunteers, and sponsors are required to wear masks
  • Run/Walk participants will be required to wear masks at the start/finish lines and festival areas
  • Encourage social distancing between households
  • Surfaces will be disinfected frequently and touch points will be reduced
  • Handwashing stations and/or hand sanitizer onsite
  • All food and beverages will be prepackaged

Event Day Schedule

Sunday, October 17, 2021

12:00 p.m. Event Begins

Event Day Parking Information

There is free parking in the parking lot at Greenfield Lake.

Looking for another way to get involved with ZERO?

Virtual Do It For Dad - Charge Running App Event

Even if you're coming to the in-person event, everyone is welcome to also join us for some virtual fun on June 19th at our Do it For Dad event. It's a great way to train and continue with the #ZEROStrong community before and after we meet in person for the live run/walk on October 17.

The Do it For Dad event will be a 5K hosted through the Charge Running App, where you’ll be able to run/walk together at the same time on whatever course you choose. You’ll hear live coaching and music along the way, be able to use the app chat feature to connect with other participants, and see a live leaderboard of results. More information coming soon!

Join us to help end prostate cancer!


Let us help you! Please reach out with any questions or if you need any help at races@zerocancer.org or by calling (202) 303-3110.

Virtual Run/Walk Participation

Whether it's to keep you and your loved ones safe, or you just don't want to get out of bed early, you can still participate in the Wilmington Run/Walk! This family-friendly event is a great way to unite together to ZERO out prostate cancer. The run/walk will be held through the Charge Running App, where you’ll be able to run/walk together at the same time on whatever course you choose. Get started today!

1 Register now and start your fundraising page.

2 Take action to fundraise: commit to a fitness challenge, participate in a cooking class over zoom, sell t-shirts or yard signs in your neighborhood. The only limit is your imagination!

3 Download the Charge Running App and join us on one (or all) of the dates as we run/walk together as a #ZEROStrong community. It's a great way to celebrate and spread awareness, while also maintaining social distancing.

Fundraise and Earn a Run/Walk Shirt

New for 2021! Fundraise $50 or more on your personal fundraising page by Sunday, October 17, 2021 and you'll receive a 2021 Run/Walk shirt. The shirt will be mailed to the address you provided at time of registration.

But that's not all there's lots of other great fundraising rewards you can earn!

Want some fundraising tips to get you started? Visit the fundraising tools and tips page!

Charge Running App

The virtual participation option for the run/walk will be held through the Charge Running App, where you’ll be able to run/walk together at the same time on whatever course you choose. You’ll hear live coaching and music along the way, be able to use the app chat feature to connect with other participants, and see a live leaderboard of results.

Available for download for Apple and Android devices. We'll send more details on how to access our event on Charge Running closer to the event date.

Do I have to use the Charge Running App? Do I have to run at all?

No, but we think you'll love it if you try it! It's a great way to interact with other participants that care about ending prostate cancer. If you just want to join us and fundraise that's ok too! Register as a virtual participant and you'll still eligible to earn fundraising rewards that will be mailed directly to you, all while raising funds to help prostate cancer patients and families.

Can I still attend the in-person run/walk if I'm signed up to be a virtual participant?

Yes, please email us at races@zerocancer.org and we can take care of that for you.

About the ZERO Run/Walk

I look forward to the Run/Walk every year. What can I expect this year?

The run/walk is moving forward with an in-person event with a virtual option available in communities where this is deemed safe. ZERO is carefully monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in your community, along with vaccination rates, local government ordinances, CDC guidelines, and the direction of our medical advisory board.

How is ZERO keeping me safe at the run/walk?

ZERO is taking the following safety precautions at our run/walks to protect our patients, survivors, family and friends from the COVID-19 virus and other variants. All participants, volunteers and staff must follow mandatory guidelines to help control the spread of the disease.

  • ZERO employees, volunteers, and sponsors are required to wear masks
  • Run/Walk participants will be required to wear masks at the start/finish lines and festival areas
  • Encourage social distancing between households
  • Surfaces will be disinfected frequently and touch points will be reduced
  • Handwashing stations and/or hand sanitizer onsite
  • All food and beverages will be prepackaged

If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the event. How will I be notified?

Coming Soon!

I'm not sure I want to participate in person. What does the virtual participation option look like?

This year’s virtual run/walk option will be held through the Charge Running App (available on Apple and Android). We'll all run/walk on the same date/time (we have a few dates to choose from when you register). You create your own course and your stats are tracked using the app so you can race against other participants virtually. Using the Charge Running App virtual event there will be a real time DJ playing music as you run/walk, a leaderboard with live result updates, and chat room to interact with other participants.

It's a great option for those that may not feel comfortable attending an in-person run/walk. Virtual participants are still eligible to earn all fundraising rewards!

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 patients and families affected by prostate cancer. 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 85 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 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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Do I have to register to attend?

Yes, we want to know you’re coming and need every participant to sign a standard waiver through the official registration process. Even if you're participating virtually through the Charge Running App we want to know you're planning to participate and need you to sign a standard waiver through the official registration process.

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How much does it cost to register?

It’s free to register! Participants that fundraise $50 by event day will receive a run/walk shirt at the event. If you are signed up as a virtual participant your shirt will be mailed to you.

I already registered for free, but want to get an event shirt. How can I do that?

All you have to do is fundraise $50 (either through a self-donation or raised through family and friends) on your personal fundraising page before the event date and you will receive a shirt.

How do I register family members or friends online?

To register other participants, begin your own registration and enter your details. When you get to your "Registration Summary", you will see a "Register Additional Person" button; click this button to add other participants, including children or other dependents for whom you have the legal authority to sign our liability waiver.

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.

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 participants that fundraise at least $50 will have an option to receive a 2021 Run/Walk shirt.

All registered participants 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 created a fundraiser on Facebook for ZERO before registering for the run/walk. Can I connect that fundraiser to my run/walk fundraising page?

No. Participants must register on the ZERO Run/Walk website first, then create the Facebook Fundraiser from their Participant Center. We cannot tie an existing Facebook Fundraiser to a new registration. If you have already created a Fundraiser and selected ZERO as the beneficiary, donations will be sent to ZERO as general donations.

To request that donations be moved to credit your run/walk registration, email races@zerocancer.org. To begin receiving credit for new donations, please close your existing fundraiser and set up a new one through the Participant Center.

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
ATTN: RW Wilmington
PO Box 320981
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 run/walk (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 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk. 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

What if people want to give me cash?

Consolidation is key, so please send a personal check covering the full amount, along with corresponding donations forms to ZERO. We will be able to credit your friends and family for their generosity if you include their information. If this is not possible, you can always bring the cash donations and a donation form to the race. Download ZERO’s donation form to let us know who donated.

Can I send you a check?

Donations can be mailed directly to ZERO or processed over the phone. Be sure to indicate the name of the event, and if applicable, the name of the team or individual whose fundraising efforts you are supporting. To process by phone please call ZERO at (202) 303-3110, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Eastern). Checks can be sent to:

ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer
ATTN: RW Wilmington
PO Box 320981
Alexandria, VA 22320

Chapter Director Contact Information

Mid-Atlantic: Caitlin Murphy, caitlin@zerocancer.org or 202-313-2866

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Your Community Has Come Together to Raise

To Help End Prostate Cancer

The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk is a time to come together, raise funds and sharing hope to declare one number above others: ZERO. Your participation makes a real difference in the lives of men and families fighting prostate cancer. Your presence at the run/walk will show the love to patients, and help provide emotional and financial supports for men and families in their time of need.

The funds raised from Wilmington Run/Walk will provide support to patients through financial and emotional support programs and resources. With COVID-19, these funds are more critical than ever, as they'll help in-need patients who are struggling through this crisis. YOU can make a difference for patients in your area! At ZERO, 85 cents of every dollar donated goes directly into our life-saving programs. No prostate cancer charity is more efficient at turning donations into a tangible impact in your local community, and we're the only ones with a best-possible 4 star rating from Charity Navigator.

With the rise of COVID-19, the nation's only event series solely dedicated to prostate cancer knew that canceling the series was not an option, as the prostate cancer community needed more support than ever before. Every day, COVID-19 poses many challenges for vulnerable and immunocompromised cancer patients. ZERO's events will offer a beacon of hope and a way to make a difference for patients and their families who are struggling medically, financially, and emotionally.

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COMMUNITY

170,000

Run/Walk Participants

Together we're stronger

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LOCAL COMMUNITY

$23,567

In Community Grants

For Testing, Research, Education and Support

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DIRECT HELP

254

Men Supported

Nobody fights alone

Fundraising Inspiration

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan, a prostate cancer warrior in Chicago, raised nearly $20,000 for his local run/walk in 2020. Tracy challenged friends and family to donate to his fundraising efforts and once his goal was achieved he went Live on Facebook so his family and friends could witness his head being shaved into a mohawk and shave off his 25+ year mustache. All in the name of ending prostate cancer!

Create your own team swag by starting a fundraiser on Bonfire. Sara Barron did and has great things to say about it, "Using Bonfire to create custom shirts, hats and tanks was super easy and helped kickstart my fundraising for the Napa Valley Run/Walk." Create your own Team apparel items through Bonfire and fundraise for ZERO today!

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Want more fundraising tips check out the fundraising tools and tips page!

Who You're Helping

ZERO360

"As a prostate cancer patient facing a recurrence, I was already scared. But then I lost my job and health care due to COVID-19. I felt hopeless. My doctor told me about ZERO360, and it was the best phone call I ever made. The case manager helped me secure financial support that would cover my treatment and get me back on track. Without ZERO360, I’m not sure where I’d be." - Tim, Stage IV Prostate Cancer Patient

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        "The Run/Walk wouldn't exist without Abbvie. They've been by our side as the premier national partner since the very beginning 13 years ago." - Jamie Bearse, ZERO President & CEO