Hope Run FAQs

How much does the Hope Run cost?

Early bird registration - before August 2nd:

$25 adults (ages 18+)

$10 youth (ages 6-17)

Children ages 5 and under do not need registration.

AFTER August 2nd:

$35 adults (ages 18+)

$20 youth (ages 6-17)

Registered participants receive an event shirt and runner bag with goodies.

What time is the Hope Run?

The run/walk will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday August 14th

We recommend arriving early to park and get to the starting line. The registration area will open at 8:15 a.m. if you need to pick up your participant bag, submit offline donations or register.

We will stagger the release of runners & walkers slightly by course: 10K runner first, 5K runners, 5K walkers and 1K family fun run walkers.

Where will the Hope Run happen?

In-Person participation:

Minto-Brown Island Park, 2200 Minto Island Road SW, Salem OR 97302

You will see signs for the event as you enter the park. Please head toward parking lot 3 and watch for signs for the Hope Run

Parking is free.

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Virtual participation:

Wherever you choose! You can submit your time following the instructions received via email. You have until August 20th to submit your time.

What are my course options?

In 2021, we are offering a variety of options: 

In-Person:

10k (6.2 mil) run; 5k (3.1 mi) run; 5k (3.1 mi) walk or 1k (0.62 mi) family fun run/walk

Virtual:

Run or walk your chosen distance at a location of your choosing, then submit your time.

How do I get my shirt & runner bag?

Registered participants may pick up their runner bags, which includes your shirt, bib and other fun swag, at Hope Pregnancy Clinic on either Thursday August 12th (4-7 p.m.) OR Friday August 13th (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.). 

Hope Pregnancy Clinic
2630 Market St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

You may also pick up your runner bag at Minto Brown Park the day of the run, Saturday August 14th. The bag pick up area will open at 8:00 a.m. (Run begins at 9 a.m.)

How can I check my run time?

Check your results here: https://www.hubertiming.com/results/2021Hope

Can my friends donate by check or cash?‚Äč

Yes! Please have checks made out to "Hope Pregnancy Clinic." You can keep track of your off-line donations with this form: Hope Run Donation Form  . Please have your donors fill out the form so we can send them a thank you!  

You can bring your donations by the clinic before the event or just bring them to the Registration area the morning of the Hope Run.

The clinic address is:

2630 Market St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

How can I register a friend or family member?

Visit the Hope Run page and click to REGISTER

Please remember that each runner/walker (ages 6 and up) needs to register to participate. Children ages 5 and under do not need to register. If you would like your child (5 and under) to have a shirt, they are available for purchase on the registration page. 

Register by August 2nd to ensure that you will receive a free event t-shirt and runner bag.

I can't participate in the run/walk - how can I still be involved?

Thank you for supporting Hope! You can be involved in three ways:

        * If you aren't able to join us in person on August 14th, you can register for the Virtual event - this way you can run or walk your chosen distance at the time and location of your choice. You'll have from August 14th to August 20th to submit your time. 

        * Sponsor someone who is running/walking in the event

        * Create a personal fundraising page and invite your friends to support the event. 

        * Share about our event far and wide!

Is this event child friendly?

Yes! We love to have families participate! Children ages 5 and under are free and can accompany you on the 5k run/walk or 1k family fun run. There is a play structure near the start/finish line and we will have balloons and face painting too.

Event t-shirts are available on the registration page in sizes 2T to 5/6. Shirts are $8.00

How can I get a shirt for my child under 5 yrs?

We will have child sizes (2T, 3T, 4T, 5/6) available for purchase. The shirts are $8.00 each. You can order children's shirts through the registration page. If you have any questions, please contact Beth at beth@hopeforsalem.org. All orders MUST be received by August 2nd.

Can I change my shirt size?

Yes - before August 2nd you can contact Beth Maurer at beth@hopeforsalem.org to change shirt size. After August 2nd, we are not able to guarantee shirt size changes or shirts for late registration.

What does a Team Captain do?

O Captain, my Captain! Being a team captain is easy!

Team captains recruit people to run or walk together, set a team fundraising goal and communicate with their team members. Easy! You can come up with a super cool name for your team and then be at the park a little early to pick up your team sign and meet up with your teammates.

On the registration form, just indicate that you are the team captain, list the team name (if you know it) and then head to the fundraising site to set up a team fundraising page (you will have to set up a personal account first). You can share the Hope Run registration link and team fundraising page link with your social networks to invite people to join you.

How can I set up a Team?

Ideally, teams will run/walk together on the 14th and will also fundraise together.

To create a team to run/walk togetherREGISTER as a runner or walker and mark the Team Captain box on the registration form. You will also come up with a team name here (this can be changed or added later if you need). Be sure to let your teammates know to enter either your name as team leader or the team name when they register. 

To create a fundraising teamCREATE a fundraising account. Then, click the blue button on the right and "Create a new team." You will enter your team name and create the team fundraising page. You can now share the link to your team's fundraising page with your teammates and they can share it with their personal network. 

How can I invite team members?

Once you have registered as a team leader and created your personal account and team fundraising page, inviting people to join your team is easy! All it takes is two links and your teammates are ready to go. 

First, your team members need to REGISTER as a runner/walker - be sure to have them include your team name on the form.

Second, send your team members the link to your team fundraising page.

Log into your team fundraising page. From there you will see links to invite friends. You can send the link to your page via email or share on your social network accounts. 

BE SURE to tell your teammates that they need to REGISTER as a runner/walker (they can include your team name on their registration form) and then they can start fundraising to meet your team goal.

Any questions, please contact Beth Maurer at beth@hopeforsalem.org

How do I join a team?

If you know what team you are wanting to join, be sure to get the team name or the team captain's name.

First, register as a runner or walker - you can note the team or captain name on your registration form. 

Next, head over to the fundraising section and search for your team's fundraising page. You can create your own personal fundraising page, or just share your team's fundraising page link. 

How can I share this event?

Easy! You can visit our event page on Facebook and share or email the link for the Hope Run to your friends.

You can share the fundraising page for yourself or team by using the links for Facebook, Twitter or email. We would love to have you share our event with your friends, family, and social networks. Every dollar raised helps to provide free services and support to women and babies in our community.

What is Hope Pregnancy Clinic's mission?

Hope Pregnancy Clinic exists to empower women who are unprepared for pregnancy to make healthy, life-affirming decisions, and to introduce them to Jesus.

What do event volunteers do?

To make this event successful and run smoothly, we need 60 to 70 volunteers.

Before the event, volunteers help distribute yard signs and posters, and help prep participant bags.

On the day of the event, volunteers are needed for the following:

      * On the course to encourage/cheer participants and make sure they are heading in the right direction

      * Help with set up

      * Parking lot assistants

      * Face painting/balloons

To sign up as a volunteer, please submit an Event Volunteer Form and we'll get in touch to schedule you.