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Walk for Hunger FAQs

1) When is the next Walk for Hunger?

2) How long is the Walk route?

3) If I registered last year, do I have to register again?

4) After I register online, what do I bring with me on Walk day?

5) Can I register for the Walk for Hunger 5K Run or the Walk for Hunger on Walk Day?

6) What is a Walk Webpage?

7) What is a Walk Center?

8) What is a Team Captain?

9) As a Team Captain, do I get to choose a name for my team?

10) I think I've registered on this site before. How can I get my username and password?

11) Once I log out, how do I log back in?

12) Can I change my registration type?

13) Can I cancel my registration?

14) Do I have to Walk all 20 miles in order to participate?

 1) When is the next Walk for Hunger?

The 2017 Walk for Hunger and 5K Run will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017. 

 2) How long is the Walk route?

Project Bread is excited to announce that the traditional 20-mile Walk route will be returning for the 49th Walk for Hunger! In 2016, the Walk changed to a 10-mile route due to construction on Greenough Blvd. Construction ended well in advance of what was expected, and many of our dedicated Walkers shared feedback with us that has brought us back to our historic route.

 3) If I registered last year, do I have to register again?

Yes, if you registered in 2016 you need to register as a returning participant. Once you have registered for the 2017 Walk for Hunger, your address book with the email addresses you sent information to in 2016 will still be available in your Walk Center. 

 4) After I register online, what do I need to bring with me on Walk Day?

Walkers that have registered online will need to report to a Walker Check-In Tent on the Boston Common. At the Check-In Tent, you will be able to turn in any money you have raised as well as pick up your 49th Walk Sticker, Button, and Walk Guide. Check-In Tents will open from 7:00am-9:30am. 

 5) Can I register for the Walk for Hunger 5K Run or the Walk for Hunger on Walk Day?

You will be able to register for the Walk for Hunger 5K Run at the 5K Run Registration and Check-In Tent on the Boston Common. The registration fee for day-of race registration is $40 and the tent will be open from 6:00am-7:00am.

All Walk for Hunger participants are highly encouraged to register for the Walk before May 1st to save time in the morning on Walk Day as well as give you time to fundraise. If you have not registered online before Walk Day, report to the Walker Registration tent to complete the registration form and receive your Walk supplies.

 6) What is a Walk Webpage?

A Walk Webpage is your own customizable webpage that you receive when you register online for the 2017 Walk. Your webpage will include fun, dynamic content as well as links to donate directly to your Walk or join your Walk Team. This is the page that you share with friends and family so they can make a donation to support your Walk.

 7) What is a Walk Center?

A Walk Center is a password-protected fundraising toolbox for everyone who registers online for the 2017 Walk. The Walk Center allows you to update your Walk Webpage (and Team Page if you’re a Team Leader), track fundraising progress, customize a URL to easily share your Walk Webpage on social media, and email friends and family. It also gives you access to the most current information on the Walk, fundraising tips, and fun tools to help promote your Walk.

 8) What is a Team Captain?

An awesome person who has formed a team for the Walk or Run! As a Team Captain, you will be the only member of your team that can create and edit your team’s webpage, post messages on your team members' Walk Centers, track your team’s fundraising progress, and set fundraising goals. Team Captains will also be leading the charge in recruiting and motivating teammates to fundraise and participate in the Walk. 

 9) As a Team Captain, do I get to choose a name for my team?

Yes, you can choose a name for your team as long as it is a name that has not already been used by another Walk for Hunger team. Please use discretion - Project Bread has the right to request you change your team name if it is found to be offensive or inappropriate. If the Team Captain does not respond to the request in the time given, Project Bread has the right to change the name.

 10) I think I’ve registered on this site before. How can I get my username and password?

Click on the orange button at the top of the Walk for Hunger website that says "Login to Walk Center." There you will be able to select "Forgot User Name?" or "Forgot Password?" to retrieve or reset your login credentials, which will be sent to the email that you registered with. You can also contact us at 617-723-5000 or walk@projectbread.org and a Project Bread online representative will give you your login information.

 11) Once I log out, how do I log back in?

To log back in, visit www.projectbread.org/walk and click on the orange "Login to Walk Center" button at the top of the page. 

 12) Can I change my registration type?

Yes. Often, participants register as an individual, but later want to join a team, decide to form a team, or want to register to both Walk and Run. To change your participation type, contact us at 617-723-5000 or walk@projectbread.org. A Project Bread representative will change your registration for you.

 13) Can I cancel my registration?

For a registered Walker, yes. If you choose later that you do not want to participate in the Walk for Hunger, contact us at 617-723-5000 or walk@projectbread.org. A Project Bread online representative will remove your registration.

If you can no longer Walk but still wish to raise money for Project Bread through the Walk for Hunger, a Project Bread representative can change your registration from a Walker to a Virtual Walker. To change your registration, contact us at 617-723-5000 or walk@projectbread.org.

For a registered Runner, no. Registration fees for the Walk for Hunger 5K Run are non-refundable.

 14) Do I have to Walk all 20 miles in order to participate?

No. You can walk as much as you want, from one mile to all 20! Complementary shuttle buses are provided along the route to bring you back to the Boston Common. No matter how far you can walk, you can register as an individual, join a team, or form a team, and raise money for hungry people in Massachusetts.