Registration is now open for the 20th Annual Lauren’s Run on April 27, 2014! To make registration – and fundraising – as simple as possible we ask that you register online via FirstGiving. CURE has been using FirstGiving for almost 6 years; it’s safe, secure, and easy. For those who need extra guidance, here are step-by-step instructions on how to register for Lauren’s Run. Also included in this post are instructions on how to create your personal fundraising page, join an existing team, or start a new team.
Step 1: Click here to visit the 2014 Lauren’s Run and CURE Annual Picnic page on FirstGiving.
Step 2: Click the red “Register” button and select which type of registrant you are. Your choices are Adult 2K ($25), Adult 5K ($25), Adult 10K ($30), Children 12 and Under ($20), Phantom Runner ($35) and Fundraiser Only (Free). Select Phantom Runner if you are not able to attend Lauren’s Run, but would like to support the cause. We will mail you a t-shirt after the race is complete. Select Fundraiser Only if you would like to create a fundraising page for Lauren’s Run but will not be attending the race or picnic. You may pay-for and register multiple people at the same time.
Step 3: Create your FirstGiving Account. In order for us to keep track of all registrants, you must create an account on FirstGiving. If you already have a FirstGiving Account, click the button that says “Sign in via FirstGiving” or “Sign in via Facebook.” If you do not have a FirstGiving Account, fill out the information on-screen and click “Next.”
Step 4: Fill in the Lauren’s Run Participant information for each person you are registering. Click “Next” after each registrant’s information has been submitted.
Step 5: The next screen gives you the option to join a team or create a team. You do not have to be on a team and may skip this step; simply click “I don’t want to join a team” at the bottom of the screen. If your friends, family, work, or other organization already formed a team, find them on the list and click “Join.” If you would like to create a new team, look for where it says “Would you like to start a new team?” towards the bottom of the screen. Click the words “Click here” and fill out the information to create a team. Teams are a great way to organize the fundraising efforts of multiple people and allow you to really see the impact you all have made as a group!
Step 6: The next screen gives you the option to set up your individual fundraising page. This is the page in which you will direct all of your friends and family to support your fundraising efforts. This page is optional. If you do not want to fundraise for Lauren’s Run, click “Skip” at the bottom of the page. If you do wish to fundraise, fill out all information on this page. We highly recommend that you use your name for the title of this page, add a photograph, and include a personal message as to why you believe it is important to support CURE. Adding these personal touches will allow for donors to make a stronger connection to you – and CURE! When you’re finished, click “Next.”
Step 7: The final screen allows for you to enter your credit card information to pay for your registration.
Step 8: Now that you’re finished, if you signed up for a fundraising page, it’s time to get to work! Talk to your friends about your connection to CURE and create an email to send out to all of your contacts, directing them to your individual fundraising page. Don’t forget to share your fundraising page on Facebook as well as Twitter!
For additional questions, please contact Lisa Branch at 770.986.0035 x22 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing all of you at the 2014 Lauren’s Run and CURE Annual Picnic on April 27th!