Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to submit "proof" of completing my activity?

No, you do not have to submit proof. The Miles4Metavivor virtual race is an "honor system" virtual race. All participants will receive a medal and race packet. We would love to see your viritual race photos! Tag #miles4metavivor @miles4metavivor on instagram and post on our facebook page

How many miles am I required to walk or run?

Miles4METAvivor Virtual Race does not have a specific mileage, or activity, requirement. Our family will be doing a 5K together and individually I will be tracking yoga minutes. You may complete any number of miles, and/or any activity. You may do your virtual race all at once, or spread out over the month.

When is the virtual race?

The Miles4METAvivor Virtual Race is October 1 - 31, 2020.

Is my race registration tax deductible?

Yes! Your virtual race registration is 100% tax deductible as a charitable tax donation since METAvivor is a 501(c)3 organization.

How do I fundraise for the virtual race?

You can create your own individual fundraising page during the online registration process. It's quick, easy, and OPTIONAL. During the registration process, the screen after you enter your name and address will ask you if you want to create your own personalized fundraiser page. Choose "yes" from the dropdown menu and complete the three questions - your fundraiser name, your goal, and your personal story. Finish the registration process through to the end and click "submit". You will receive a confirmation email for your registration AND for your personal fundraising page. The confirmation email will contain instructions for logging into and using your fundraising page and fundraising ideas. The confirmation email will also contain a link to your personal fundraising page. You can share your fundraising link with your friends and family, and post the fundraiser on your favorite social media sites. Donations are 100% tax deductible for your donors and 100% of what you fundraise is part of the Miles4METAvivor virtual race fundraising event. 100% goes directly to METAvivor to help fund their stage IV scientific research. As a fundraiser, you have access to manage your fundraising page (including updating your story and image) and track your individual donations against your goal by clicking on Fundraiser Properties within the Dashboard.

How do I register as an individual for the virtual race?

Virtual Race Registration: 1. Click "register one or more individuals" 2. Complete participant and address details and click next. Complete the next screens and follow the process until the end, wherer you will see a "submit" button. You will receive a confirmation email.

What is a virtual race?

A virtual race is a race on your own terms. You choose the location, the time, and the distance. You complete your activity by running, walking, cycling, paddling, yoga'ing, counting steps, or counting minutes on a date and time of your choosing, anywhere in the world. The virtual race can be done on a treadmill at home or at the gym, at the beach, with friends, alone, in the evening, or at sunrise. You are limitless in your options.

How do I create a team for the virtual race?

Virtual Race Registration: Click "create a new team". On the next screen choose "Miles4METAvivor team" in the team type drop down box and name your team. On the next screen enter your details and follow the registration process through to the end where you will see a "submit" button. You will receive an email confirmation for your registration, for your team creation, and for your team fundraiser. Invite friends, family, and collegues to join your team by sharing the registration website and your team name.

How do I join an existing team?

Virtual Race Registration: On the race registration home page click on "join an exisiting team". Choose the team you are joining from the dropdown menu. Your team captain will have you team name. On the next screen enter your details and follow the registration process through to the end where you will see a "submit" button. You will receive an email confirmation for your registration.

What is the difference between a team fundraiser and an individual fundraiser?

When a participant creates a team during the online registration process, a team fundraising page is automatically created. When someone joins a team they can create an individual fundraising page during registration. Their fundraising funnels up to their team's fundraiser, which funnels up to the entire Miles4METAvivor virtual race event. Donations are 100% tax deductible for your donors and 100% of what is fundraised on an individual and team level is part of the Miles4METAvivor virtual race fundraising event. 100% goes directly to METAvivor to help fund their stage IV scientific research.

I want to give a larger donation. How do I donate more than the $25 race registration?

You have two easy ways to donate more. 1. During the registration process. On the screen after participant summary, you will be asked if you want to make an additional donation to METAvivor. Enter your amount in the "METAvivor" field and continue the registration checkout process. 2. Through your individual fundraising page. If you are choosing to fundraise, consider making your donation on through your fundraising page to jumpstart your fundraising success and show your commitment. After you register and create your fundraising page you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your individual fundraising page. Click that link and get your fundraising goal off and running with your donation. Wherever you choose to donate, the end result is the same - 100% of your donation goes directly to METAvivor, and is tax deductible!

Can I register more than one person at a time?

Yes you can! :) You can register yourself, your husband or wife, your children, etc. all in one registration process. You don't have to do a separate registration check out/enter credit card for each separate person. During the online registration process, on the participant summary screen there will be the option to click "+ add another participant". Choose this and enter name, address, and email address. After you've added everyone, once you are back on the participat summary screen click "next" to finish the registration process.

I want to fundraise, but I've never done it before. Do I need experience?

No, definitely not! No experience needed. :) Breast cancer fundraisers are everywhere, but most of the money raised goes toward breast cancer prevention and early detection efforts. Very little of it, only 2-3%, is dedicated toward research for Stage IV, metastatic breast cancer. METAvivor is the only organization that solely funds MBC research through a scientific peer review process. Fundraising amplifies your support. You likely have friends, colleagues, and family members who, like you, have a desire to change the landscape of breast cancer funding and awareness. Miles4METAvivor is your chance to take action! When you create an individual or team fundraising page, your confirmation email will contain a fundraising guide - 76 fundraising ideas. Here is the link to the guide:

How can someone support me and Miles4METAvivor if they don't want to participate in the virtual race?

If you have created a team fundraising page or an individual fundraising page, this is an *easy* and tangible way for your friends and family to support you and contribute to Miles4METAvivor. When you created your individual fundraising page your confirmation email contained a link to your fundraising site. Send that link to your family and friends. It's a wonderful way for them to be part of your experience and part of Miles4METAvivor Virtual Race, without having to participate in the virtual race. Your donors' donations are 100% tax deductible.