Donor Dash Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the 2023 Donor Dash? Great, we have answers! Check out the below compilation of frequently asked questions to learn more. Didn’t find what you were looking for? Connect with us at @DonateLifeColorado on Facebook and send us your questions.

Q: Can participants still complete the 5k Run/Walk virtually?

A: Yes, participants can still join us virtually this year from wherever they are by adding an $8.00 shipping fee to their registration and getting their packets mailed to them. Complete the 5K virtually and track your time on race day through the RunKeeper App.

Q: Can I get my packet mailed to me and still complete the 5K Run/Walk in person at Washington Park?

A: Yes, participants may choose to have their packets mailed to them during the initial online registration process. In order to keep registration costs down, a shipping fee will be charged to cover the cost of mailing the packet. In order to ensure packets will arrive before the event, participants must register and select the shipping option prior to 11:59pm on Sunday, June 18th.

Q: Is there going to be a balloon release at the end of the Donor Dash program?

A: Over the past few years, we have received concern from our participants about the balloon release at the Annual Donor Dash. We have made the decision to no longer include the balloon release to better protect our community and all species that call Colorado home. On July 16, we look forward to honoring the generosity of organ, eye and tissue donors and their families, celebrating the lives of transplant recipients and recognizing those who continue to wait. If you have any questions or concerns about this decision, we invite you to reach out to us at Thank you for your understanding and as always, for your continued support of the Donor Dash.

Q: I am a team captain, where am I supposed to pick up all my teams’ packets?

A: As a team captain, you are in charge of collecting all of your team members packets at packet pick up on Wednesday, July 12 at Donor Alliance or the morning of the race.

Q: I am a team captain and I can’t make it to packet pick-up. What do I do?

A: You can designate one person to pick up your teams’ packets for you. Please email Tina, the team liaison the first and last name of the designee at

Q: I am a team captain and I’m having trouble exporting my team roster from Race Roster. How do I get help with that?

A. No worries team captains, we got you covered! If you are having trouble/are unable to export your team roster from Race Roster please reach out to to receive a roster with ALL of your team information, including who chose to get their packets shipped and team members t-shirt sizes.

Q: Will you be hosting the Diaper Dash this year?

A. Yes, we will! We will have waivers on race day. Stay tuned to learn where exactly it will be held on race day!

Q: Where does registration money go?

A: Your registration fee helps cover the cost of the event including timing, t-shirts, infrastructure, permitting, safety, race animation and marketing costs. The Donor Dash is an awareness-raising event and proceeds are applied to improve the event in an effort to further educate and inspire support of organ, eye and tissue donation in our community.

Q: Where does the money go when I fundraise or contribute above and beyond my event registration fees?

A: Your contribution aides our efforts to maximize organ and tissue donation and transplantation, helping save and heal the lives of hundreds every year. This generous gift will assist in our efforts to inspire community support of donation, help advance professional education, as well as bolster clinical and family services.

Q: How can I make a pledge or donation in memory or honor of a loved one?

A: If you would like to make a donation in memory or honor of a loved one, you can do so online at

B: You are now able to donate through the event page. On the right side of the event page, you will see Donate Now.

C: Mail a check to:
Donor Alliance-Donor Dash
C/O Accounts Receivable
200 Spruce Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80230
To make it in honor of a person for the Donor Dash, simply mark that in the notes section. We can also accept donations via credit card over the phone. Call Donor Alliance at 303-329-4747 and ask for accounts receivable. Your contribution will aid in our efforts to save lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Donated funds help support the gift of life in Colorado and Wyoming including public education and outreach programming. Thank you so much for your generosity.