[edit] Frequently Asked Questions

[edit] About the Event

Saturday, September 10th 2011.

Parkway Trail, Bugby Ln, Folsom, CA

What time?
Registration starts at 7.00AM. Run/Walk kicks off at 8.00AM. Festivities continue till noon.

How do I get to the venue?
Directions to the venue are available here : Google Map: Race location

From Highway 50

From Interstate 80

What about Parking?
Free parking at Raley's shopping center @ the intersection of Blue Ravine Road and East Natoma Street.

[edit] The Run/Walk

I cannot participate in the 5K/10K run/walk, can I donate instead?
We would love your participation. But, we welcome your donation and are very much thankful for it.

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

How does The Dream Mile 5K/10K Walk/Run work?
Walkers and runners are all ages and participants can walk as individuals, families, groups, work teams and more. Refreshments are available before the Walk and Run and throughout the course, and volunteers are stationed along the Walk route to insure that walkers stay on course.

How long is the Run/Walk?
The trail is 5km long. If you are participating in 5K, you will make one round-trip of the trail and 10K participants will do making 2 round-trips.

Can my kids participate?
Yes. Given that Vibha’s vision is to provide a brighter future for underprivileged children, it makes perfect sense to get your children involved. However, parental discretion is advised for distances. And, of course, the Carnival provides a wide range of games and activities for children.

What should I wear?
Comfortable shoes, a hat, sunglasses and extra sunscreen. Serious runners wishing to participate in the Race should wear their running gear.

Is the Run/Walk a race?
Yes, The Dream Mile 2010 is a Race and Professional Chip Timing provided by "River City Race Management" company. Winners in each category will receive prizes.

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 at the venue on the day of the event at 7:00AM.
Register by mailing in a completed registration form.
Send us an e-mail for more info.

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 that participants pre-register since that will give us a clear idea of the expected number of participants.

When and where can I pick up race packet?
There will not be advance race packet pickup. The packet will be handed out to participants at the venue on race day starting 7:00 am

[edit] Pledges

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

How can I raise pledges?
COming soon

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.

[edit] Miscellaneous

How many people will be there?
We expect around 500 participants including children and 50-100 other volunteers and spectators.

Vibha Walk Logo

[edit] Pledge Meter (SAC)

Target: $20000
(666 Children)

Achieved: $480
(16 Children)

[edit] Beneficiaries

[edit] Door Step School

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.

[edit] SAEHC

Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center (SAEHC) provides assistance to families with children and individuals toward self reliance

Read more about SAEHC.

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