HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REGISTER?
Entry for Cupid’s Undie Run in all cities is $60.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Donations to Cupid’s Undie Run benefit the Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia (CTF). For more information on CTF, please see About the Charity.
ARE DONATIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Absolutely! The Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia is a registered charity with deductible gift recipient status, so any donation of $2 or more is fully tax-deductible. (Please note donations are only tax-deductible when the donation is a true gift only, and not to funds raised through fundraising activities where there is a material benefit or advantage, such as the sale of raffle tickets or merchandise. Donations in this case are not tax-deductible.)
DOES THE CHARITY EVER CHANGE?
Nope! Cupid’s Charities in the USA started Cupid’s Undie Run to help a friend’s little brother who is fighting neurofibromatosis, so we’re going to keep fundraising our pants off and raising funds and awareness for the Children’s Tumour Foundations in the USA and Australia until we find a cure!
WHAT IS NEUROFIBROMATOSIS (NF)? IS IT CANCER?
NF is a rare genetic disorder that causes tumours to grow on nerves throughout the body. It is NOT cancer. The tumours that grow are typically benign, but in some cases they can turn malignant.
In NF, tumours can develop just underneath the skin’s surface and cause visible external growths, or they can grow deep within the body and affect major organs. NF can lead to a range of complications including deafness, blindness, paralysis, physical deformities, bone abnormalities, learning disabilities and chronic pain. Occurring in 1 in 3000 births (approx 2 million worldwide), there is no cure and sadly very few treatment options.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING ON RACE DAY?
ID and undies in Sydney but all other cities you will pick up on the day. The rest is optional. We’ll have cloak desks at each venue where our volunteers can look after any gear you have, but try to keep it light so you don’t accidentally lose anything or have stuff get lost in the bag shuffle. Plus we don’t take responsibility for your belongings if they get lost so we say run with your phone!
Oh, and try to plan where you’ll keep your ID/phone/etc. while you’re out running the streets. A baggie into your undies? Gross, but it works. Stuffing into your socks? That works. Fanny packs are always hilarious too.
IS CUPID’S UNDIE RUN A RACE?
Cupid’s Undie Run is a fun run, not a race. It is not timed, there are no timing chips or race bibs. There are no individual race winners except in Melbourne we know you guys are competitive, only top fundraisers. If you are competitive at heart, we suggest you put some of that competitiveness to see if you have what it takes to become a top fundraiser!
ARE SPECTATORS ALLOWED IN THE VENUE?
No, only registered participants will be allowed in the venue. We will be pushing capacity, so no exceptions. Spectators are encouraged to line the race course and cheer on all their friends, family, and strangers. Someone’s gotta take the pictures, after all!
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
Cupid’s Undie Run will happen rain, hail or shine. It’s only a kilometre or so. You can do it! If there is a weather emergency we will act accordingly. Keep an eye on your city pages and emails for alerts, and be following Cupid’s Undie Run Oz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for live updates!
WHEN IS CUPID’S UNDIE RUN 2017?
Sunday 19 February 2017 Register here!
WHAT TIME DO DOORS OPEN? WHAT TIME IS THE RUN? AND WHERE?
The start and end time may vary by city depending on the venue/s, but the event will usually run for 3-4 hours.
Check your city pages for specific time and venue details: Cities 2017
IS THERE PARKING?
Parking is generally available, but we encourage use of public transport, especially if you’re having a few drinks at the party! Please arrange for a designated driver.
CAN MY SPOUSE / DESIGNATED DRIVER / WINGMAN / IMAGINARY FRIEND / UNCLE FRANK COME INSIDE EVEN THOUGH THEY AREN’T REGISTERED? I ABSOLUTELY NEED THEM THERE AND THEY’LL BE SO BORED WITHOUT ME!
Unfortunately not. Only registered participants are allowed inside. We will be pushing venue capacity, so we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Of course! Your dog can join us on the run, just know that they won’t be allowed inside the venue.
WHERE DO I SEND CHEQUES?
Cheques can be made payable to Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia. After entering the cheque as an “offline donation” on your fundraising page, post it to:
Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia
PO Box 454
FIVE DOCK NSW 2046
HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED TO RAISE?
There is no minimum amount required to fundraise, however we encourage fundraising so you can earn some super cool prizes!
HOW DOES THE EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM WORK?
Employers will often match dollar for dollar what an employee donates to a charity. Use that to your advantage and double dip to help Cupid’s Undie Run!
Here’s step-by-step how to match a donation:
- Donor makes a donation
- Donor fills out their employer’s form for donation matching
- Donor lets the runner know their match was submitted
- Runner should make an “offline donation” in the employer’s name for $XX
- Employer submits paperwork to Cupid’s at email@example.com
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Matching Gift’
CAN SOMEONE JOIN MY TEAM EVEN THOUGH IT’S ALREADY SOLD OUT?
ALL team members must register before the event sells out. Once an event is sold out, existence of a team does not give special privileges to still sign up. We will not make exceptions. Just to reiterate: every individual on your team must be registered through the website in order to come to the event.
HOW DO I JOIN A TEAM?
- On the Registration Page, you will see ‘Create of Join a Team (Optional)’. Click Create a team.
- Insert your team name and the e-mail addresses of anyone you would like to be on the team. They will be e-mailed asking them to join your team.
If you forget to list an e-mail in this space, don’t worry! Anyone who wasn’t included will be able to search for your team name and join when they sign up. Just make sure you let any latecomers know what your team name is.
WHAT DOES A TEAM CAPTAIN DO?
A Team Captain defaults to the person who started the team. They have the ability to edit the team page and fundraising goal. They can also email all of their team members for things like fundraising encouragement/strategising, planning race-day costumes, meeting locations, etc.
AWARDS & INCENTIVES
I EARNED FREE DRINKS, WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL?
That gets you free drinks limited to select beer, wine, and soft drinks. Please drink responsibly and arrange for a designated driver or use of public transport. Please note, anyone deemed to be intoxicated will be asked to leave the venue.
WHEN WILL I GET THE UNDIES THAT I EARNED?
Undies are given out the day of the event when you register on arrival.
Sydney participants have been mailed out undies 🙂