AIDS Walk Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Is there a registration fee?
A: There is NO fee to participate in AIDS Walk Houston. 

Q: When is the Walk?
A:
AIDS Walk Houston 2017 will take place on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Q: Where is the Walk?
A:
AIDS Walk Houston will take place at Sam Houston Park in Downtown Houston

Q: When does the Walk begin?
A:
12:00PM Registration Begins
     1:00PM Walk Begins!
     2:00PM Festival

Q: How long is the Walk?
A:
The Walk is ~1.8 miles (~3K). 

Q: How much does it cost to register?
A: There is no registration fee! However we appreciate any and all fundraising efforts.  Every little bit counts!

Q: Are pets and children allowed to participate in the Walk?
A:
Children are welcome to participate and strollers may be used on the route.  However, Parks and Recreation Department Regulations prohibits dogs, amphibians, reptiles and snakes that are considered dangerous.

Q: How do I register?

A: Register by going to AIDSWalkHouston.org

If you would like to register a team please follow the steps below

o   Participant Type
- Select Team Captain

o   Fundraising Goal
- Enter in your personal goal
- (Your goal can be as little or as big as you want, be realistic, but try to challenge yourself.  You’ll be surprised at how successful you are! )

o   Role
- Select Create a Team

o   Enter your Team Name

o   Enter your Team Fundraising Goal

o   Select your Team Type
- Benefiting Agency – ONLY those agencies that have completed the AIDS Walk RFP and have been accepted by AIDS Foundation Houston as a Benefiting Agency
- Community Teams – neighbors, colleagues, families, friends, school organizations etc. all classify as Community Teams
- Corporate Teams – teams that sign up with their co-workers through their corporation as a Walk team (ex. Marathon Oil, ExxonMobil, Shell, Well Fargo)

o   Complete the Registration Questions

o   Next fill out all of your personal contact information

o   Finally review and make changes to any of your personal or team registration details and COMPLETE REGISTRATION!!!

o   You can now manage your personal page as well as your team page – you can check your personal progress as well as the progress of your team.  Send out emails to recruit team members and to ask for support from friends, family, and co-workers.

If you would like to register as an individual walker please follow the steps below

o   Click on REGISTER NOW

o   Select your Participant Type

•  Green Walker, Virtual Walker, Walker

o   Decide on a personal fundraising goal

o   Under Role select INDIVIDUAL

o   Complete the Registration Questions

o   Next fill out all of your personal contact information

o   Finally review and make changes to any of your personal or team registration details and COMPLETE REGISTRATION!!!

o   Once you are registered you can manage your personal page, and send out emails to friends, family, and co-workers asking for their support in your Walk efforts!

If you would like to register as a Team Member please follow the steps below

o   Click on REGISTER NOW

o   Select your Participant Type

•  Green Walker, Virtual Walker, Walker

o   Decide on a personal fundraising goal

o   Under Role select JOIN A TEAM

o   Select the Team you would like to join from the dropdown menu

o   Complete the Registration Questions

o   Next fill out all of your personal contact information

o   Finally review and make changes to any of your personal or team registration details and COMPLETE REGISTRATION!!!

o   Now you will be registered as a member of a team.  You can manage your personal page and send emails out to friends, family, and co-workers; inviting them to join the team or asking for their support in your Walk efforts.

Q: How do I send out emails to my friends, family, and co-workers?

A: Go to AIDSWalkHouston.org

-  Log in with your username and password on the left hand side

-  At the top of the page click on the Messages tab and select Contact List

-  If you don’t have any contacts you can click on Import contacts and upload your contacts
   from your personal email address book.

-  You can also manually add email address that you would like to have in your AIDS Walk
   address book by clicking on Add Contact.

-  Once you have imported addresses into your address book you can click Compose Message

-  You can choose a message type and a suggested message will come up.  Feel free to
   use the message, edit the message, or start over with your own message.

-  Click on Select under Recipients and Contacts from your Contact List

-  From here you can select the people you wish to include in the email.  Once you’ve
   selected the recipients click on Import Contacts at the bottom and the selected contacts
   will appear in the Recipient box.

-  Make sure that everyone who should receive the message appears in the Recipients box.

-  You can now customize the Subject or Message content. 

-  Once you have your message created and once you have all of your recipients selected
   then you are ready to send!

-  Remember if you would like to send later you can always Save Draft and come back to
   this email.

-  Before you send to your list try sending a test to yourself!

Q: How many people do I have to have on my team to qualify for a team meeting station?

A: You must have 20 or more people by Friday, February 24th to have a team meeting station on the day of the Walk.  If you have a small team and don’t qualify for a meeting station, carpool to the Walk together or pick a place to meet once you’re inside the park.

 

If you have any other questions and you can’t find the answer on the website please email us! info@AIDSWalkHouston.org
or call us at 713-403-WALK (9255).

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