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Donor Dash Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the 2020 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: With concerns around COVID-19/coronavirus, is Donor Dash still happening?

A: After much consideration, the 21st Annual Donor Dash will be transitioned to a week-long celebration featuring numerous, physically distanced events. We believe this format will help ensure the health and safety of our participants, staff, volunteers and community. Though we are sad we can’t all be together like usual, we’ve planned some new and powerful ways to honor the lives of organ and tissue donors, celebrate the lives of transplant recipients and recognize those who continue to wait for a lifesaving transplant. We hope you’ll join us for the 2020 Donor Dash- Together, Though Apart.

You can read more about what Donor Alliance is doing in the face of COVID-19 here. If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please call us at 303-329-4747.

Q: I’m not able to pick up my packet. Can it be mailed to me?

A: If you registered prior to 6:00pm on Friday, July 10th: If you have registered as an individual or are on a team of less than ten people and do not pick up your packet, your packet will be mailed to the address on your Race Roster registration by Wednesday, July 15th. If you are part of a team of ten people or more, your team captain will have your packet. If you register between 6:00pm on Friday, July 10th and 6:00pm on Friday, July 17th your packet will be mailed to the address on your Race Roster registration after the event.

Q: When does online registration close?

A: Early Online registration closes on Friday, July 10 at 6 p.m. for all participants, including teams. Anyone wishing to pick up their packet early at the Drive-Through Pick-Up Party must register before Friday, July 10 at 6pm. Individual late registration closes on Friday, July 17 at 5:59 p.m. Individuals have until Friday, July 17 to sign up to participate in the Donor Dash 5K race! Please keep in mind all participants must register online this year.

Q: Can I register day of?

A: Since the format of our event changed, race-day registration won’t be available this year. Please sign up online for the 2020 Donor Dash.

Q: What is the schedule of events for this year?

  • Sunday, July 12, 11:00am-3:00pm: Drive-Through Pick-Up Party!
  • Sunday, July 12 – Sunday, July 19: Donor Dash Week!
  • Saturday, July 18, 9:00am-10:15am: Wash Park Car Parade!
  • Sunday, July 19, 10:00am-12:00pm: Together, Though Apart Live Program.
    • 10am: Run or walk your 5k
    • 11am: Join us online for our live Together, Though Apart virtual program

Q: Can I leave my Donate Life Garden sign with Donor Alliance?

A: Details coming soon!

Q: What is a Virtual Run?

A: 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! We’ll provide methods to self-report your finish time and full race results.

Q. Where does the race start?

A: There is no start line this year, (that’s right!) You can start running/walking from any location you choose.

Q: Can I still run with my dog?

A: Absolutely! Even though we’ll have a virtual race this time, you are more than welcome to run (or walk) with your dogs. Please remember it will be hot and to pack some water for your furry friend.

Q: When will the race results be available?

A: The race results will be available on Donor Alliance’s website (www.donoralliance.org/donordash) by 5pm on Sunday, July 19th. Winners will not be announced during the live Together, Though Apart program. The winners in each age category will be mailed a commemorative Donor Dash pint glass. The largest community and corporate teams will still be announced, stay tuned for more details.

Q: Where can I find photos from the event?

A: Event photos will be posted at DonorAlliance.org/DonorDash and on our Facebook page. Please post pictures using the hashtag #DonorDash.

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: 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.

OR

B: 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.