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FAQ

REGISTRATION

Is there a registration fee?

Nope. Instead, participants are encouraged to fundraise so your impact is limitless (don’t worry, we’ll help!) and make a personal donation to support the Heart Walk.

Should I register ahead of time?

Absolutely! Registering online gives you access to all our great fundraising tools and keeps you updated on day of event info. It also lets us know how many people to expect on the day of the walk.

If I participated last year, how do I get my login information?

Oops. Forgot your login? Recover it here using the "Forgot Username or Password" link.

Can I participate in Heart Walk if I'm not on a Team?

Sure, you can walk and fundraise individually. Every donation raised will help create big science! But hey, since you’re already on board, maybe consider starting a team and asking friends, family and coworkers to join you to also be Heart Walk heroes. It’s easy, and we’ll walk you through each step.

FUNDRAISING

Is there a fundraising minimum?

No, and there’s no maximum either! We encourage every participant to make a difference by asking friends and family for donations and making a personal donation.

How are donations made?

Donations can be made securely to your personal fundraising page with a credit card. Cash and checks may also be collected. All checks should be made payable to the American Heart Association.

Can I fundraise after Walk day?

Of course! Who are we to stop you from achieving fundraising fame? Your fundraising page will stay open for approximately 6 weeks after the event. You can also submit cash and checks to your local American Heart Association office at any time.

What kind of support will I or my team receive?

Real live Heart Walk staff and volunteers are ready to help every step of the way with fundraising tools, resources and any other support you may need.

WALK DAY

Should I bring any funds I did not raise online to walk day?

Yes, bring any offline donations in cash or checks. Donations can also be turned in to your Company Leader, Coach or Heart Walk staff as you collect them.

How far is each walk?

Just far enough. But seriously, most Heart Walks are 3 miles. Some have shorter routes for families with children, survivors and others who want to walk but may not be able to complete the longer route. You can find the details on your local Walk's event page.

Is there any special recognition for survivors of heart disease and stroke?

Of course, survivors are the heart of the Heart Walk! They’re given commemorative red or white ball caps to wear during the Walk to show their triumph over heart disease or stroke. Check with your local staff for more specific information on additional recognition.