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Donor Dash Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the 2021 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: With concerns around COVID-19/coronavirus, is Donor Dash still happening? When is the 2021 race?

A: The 22nd Annual Donor Dash 5k will be held virtually on Sunday, July 18, with an interactive in-person packet pick-up event at Denver’s Washington Park on Saturday, July 17. We believe this format will help ensure the health and safety of all our participants, staff, volunteers & community while keeping the event open to all of our supporters.

A: To maintain our historical priority at the park, we plan Donor Dash for the third Sunday of every July, but that is subject to park availability.

Q:  Will this Be a Virtual Run? How does that work? 

A: Yes, the 2021 Donor Dash 5K Run/Walk will be a virtual run this year. A virtual run is a race that can be completed from any location you choose. You can run, jog or walk in your neighborhood, in a park near your home (please practice social distancing) or on your treadmill!

Q: How is the interactive in-person packet pick-up event on Saturday, July 17 going to look like?

A: At the in-person packet pick-up event you can expect to see similar activities that take place during a normal Donor Dash such as the Memorial Garden, Wall of Honor, Exhibitors, Sponsor Booths, and more! Stay tuned for more details! And remember, even if you chose to have your packet being mailed to you, you CAN STILL join us at our packet pick-up event on Saturday, July 17–we hope to see you there!

Will there be on-site registration for the Donor Dash at the packet pick-up event on Saturday, July 17?

A: No, on-site registration won’t be offer this year, so make sure you register online for the 2021 Donor Dash here.

Q: Can I get my packet mailed to me if I can’t come to packet pick-up event on Saturday, July 17?

A: Yes! Participants may choose to have packets mailed during the initial online registration process. In order to keep registration costs down, a $7 fee is required to cover the cost of shipping 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 Monday, June 21 (Deadlines are reflective of USPS times for the Denver Metropolitan area. If you are outside of Denver, your packet may take longer). The mail distribution option will be available after the deadline on Monday, June 21 however, your packet may not arrive by race day.

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 receiving all of your team members packets that chose not to get their packets mailed at packet pick up event on Saturday, July 17 from 9:00am-1:30pm at Denver’s Washington Park.

Q: I am a team captain and I can’t make it to packet pick-up event. 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 dtkaiser2011@comcast.net.

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?

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 donordash@donoralliance.org 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: 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. 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 DonorAlliance.org/Contribute.

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.