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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Is there a specific date on which we have to hold our race?
Participants can choose to run on Global Race Day on October 17th or choose the best day that works for your group.

Q: Does it cost anything to enter?
Entering Save the Children's Run for Kids is free, although we hope you will ask friends and family to make donations in honor of your participation.

Q: Where do the funds go?
Friends and family can sponsor the athletes and their teams, and the money raised will help Save the Children provide lifesaving programs for children around the world and right here in the United States.

Q: Who is Save the Children?
Save the Children serves impoverished, marginalized and vulnerable children and families in nearly 120 countries, including the United States. Our programs reach both children and those working to save and improve their lives, including parents, caregivers, community members and members of our partner organizations. We help save children’s lives, protect them from exploitation and assist them in accessing education and health care. Through disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, rapid humanitarian relief and long-term recovery programs, Save the Children also assists millions of girls and boys at risk of or affected by natural disasters, conflicts and ethnic violence.

Q: What benefits do participants get from running in Save the Children's Run for Kids?
When you support the Run for Kids as a participant or sponsor, you’ll be inspiring children to take a stand for millions of other children around the world. From Kenya to Canada, Montenegro to Mozambique, and here in the United States, kids are taking a stand for the millions of children fighting to survive and thrive in their communities. This fun event presents a healthy and active way for kids to help other kids.

Q: Can I donate directly to a team?
Visit to search for a specific team or to find a team in your area. Click the “Support a Team” link to get started.

Q: How much does my group have to raise?
Even the smallest donation can have a big impact. To maximize your team’s fundraising efforts, make it a fun game where kids challenge each other to see who can raise the most money. The money raised will help children grow up safe, healthy and ready to learn.

Q: How do we fundraise for the Run for Kids?
Team captains will set up each team’s fundraising page at, and individuals can go on to the team page to set up their individual fundraising page. From there, messages can be sent to friends and family asking for them to help support the team. For off-line donations, the Organizer’s Guide has a sponsorship form—checks can be made out to Save the Children. After the event, checks may be sent to Save the Children, 501 Kings Highway East, Suite 400, Fairfield, CT, 06825.

Q: Why are children running?
The Run for Kids is a global race in which teams of children from around the world accumulate miles to reach our global goal of 5,000 miles - the equivalent of how many miles many children have to walk to access clean water, nutritious food, or healthcare in a year - while helping to raise awareness about the urgent needs of children here in the U.S. and around the world.

Q: What if I have more questions?
For more information, email us at or call us at 475-999-3202.


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