Sunday, September 7 2008 at Busse Woods, Schaumburg, IL


[edit] About the Event

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Venue : Busse Woods Forest Preserve,Schaumburg,IL

What time?
Registration starts at : 7 am Race starts at : 8:30 am

[edit] The Run/Walk

I cannot participate in the 5K run/walk, can I donate instead?
We would love your participation. But, we welcome your donation and are very much thankful for it. Click here to pledge an amount and support Vibha's cause.

Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes. Receipts will be mailed to your house.

How does The Dream Mile 5K Walk/Run work?
Walkers and runners are all ages and participants can walk as individuals, families, groups, work teams and more. Refreshments are available after the Walk and Run and throughout the course. Volunteers are stationed along the Walk route to provide encouragement along the course.

How long is the Run/Walk?
5K -which is approximately 3.125 miles (USATF certified)

Will the run be timed?
Yes- we will have traditional pull tab timing done by RaceTime.

Can my kids participate?
Definitely. Given that Vibha’s vision is to provide a brighter future for underprivileged children, it makes perfect sense to get your children involved.

Are there any prizes/medals for the 5K Run?
The first three participants to reach the finish line will receive medals as prizes in each category. The categories are under 19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50 and over.

What happens if it rains on the day of the event?
The event goes on. If it rains hard and it becomes too difficult to run/walk, the route will be shortened.

[edit] Registration

How do I register for the Dream Mile?
Register online.
Register by mailing in a completed registration form.
Send us an e-mail at for more info.
Register at the venue on the day of the event starting at 7AM.

Can I register/pay on the day of the event?
Yes, it is possible to pay on the day of the event. However, we prefer if participants pre-register since that will give us an idea of the expected number of participants.

[edit] Pledges

What is a Pledge?
A pledge is an amount that is donated by an individual who wishes to support out cause.

How can I raise pledges?
Please click here [1] for information.

Are pledges a must?
No, they are not a must, but pledges are a very important part of the Run/Walk. Pledges constitute a significant portion of the funds raised through the Run/Walk. Pledging is one way of showing you support the cause. Becoming a fundraiser is another – not only are you saying you wish to support the cause , but you also help us spread the word by trying to involve your friends and family.

How is the money raised through pledges used?
The money you raise through the pledge drive is used to directly fund child development projects.

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[edit] Beneficiary Profile

The mission of the Door Step School(DSS) is to use innovative programs to bring education to the poor children in urban areas.

DSS conducts classes close to where they live or work. It identifies communities, like migrant workers' children, street children, fishermens' children etc, and tries to establish Non Formal Education classes for them.

Read more about DSS-NFE.

All proceeds from The Dream Mile 2008 will benefit Vibha supported projects in India (including DSS - Door Step School).

Vibha is a 501 (c) (3) organization, registered in the State of New Jersey. Vibha's Tax ID is 22-3122761.
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