FAQ

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When do I pick up my race packet?

Packets will need to be picked up and bikes racked during the Expo at Southern Maine Community College on Saturday, July 19th from 10am to 2pm. Participants must bring a photo ID and will only be allowed to pick up their own packets. Participants must reach their $350 fundraising minimum by Thursday, July 17th at 5pm to receive their packets. If packet pick up is impossible on Saturday, participants must notify Maine Cancer Foundation of their intent to pick up the packet between 5:00am-6:30am on Sunday morning.

Will I be charged if I withdraw from the race?

Depends.
Registration is nonrefundable and nontransferable. If you withdraw from the race prior to May 1st, 2014 at 5pm, you will not be responsible for meeting the fundraising minimum of $350. Participants dropping out after May 1st will be required to meet the $350 minimum.
You must contact Maine Cancer Foundation at (207) 773-2533 or email triforacure@mainecancer.org to withdraw.

How do matching gifts work?

The matching gifts process is initiated by the donor who contacts his/her company’s human resources department for paperwork and/or procedures. The matching gift information is then sent by the donor or company to Maine Cancer Foundation (nancy@mainecancer.org) for validation and credit to the participant’s fundraising efforts.

How do I download a printable donation form?

1. Login to your personal HQ.
2. There are several grey tabs across the top of your personal page. Click on "tools".
3. Click on "Printable Donation Form" and the form will begin to download.

Why is there a $20 minimum for online donations?

Administrative fees incurred by the online system have guided our decision to set a $20 minimum. We request that amounts less than $20 be made using the printable donation form and mailed to our office. Athletes receive credit for all donations.

Can I transfer my fundraising dollars to another participant or team member?

No.
Each individual is responsible for meeting her own $350 fundraising minimum.

How do I change my registration status?

You can change your status by contacting Maine Cancer Foundation at (207) 773-2533 or email triforacure@mainecancer.org.
Typical status change requests are to participate in a different swim wave or change the leg of a team member, etc.

When does my relay team need to be completed?

Relay teams must be completed by April 11th, 2014.

Can I replace a team members who is dropping out?

Yes.
Replacement team members register before May 1st. The Team Captain must contact Maine Cancer Foundation at 207-773-2533 or triforacure@mainecancer.org

Can I change to a different Tri for a Cure Clinic?

Clinic fees are nonrefundable. Assuming there is space available, you may change clinics. Please contact Maine Cancer Foundation at 207-773-2533 to make these changes.

Will the Tri be canceled for bad weather?

Depends.
The Tri for a Cure will not be cancelled for any reason other than severe weather conditions posing extreme danger to athletes, volunteers, and spectators. Maine Cancer Foundation reserves the right to alter the course in any way deemed in the best interest of volunteers and athletes. This includes, but is not limited to the distance or shape of course, removing one of the sports, postponing the start, etc. There will be NO REFUNDS in the case of changes or course cancellations due to weather. If canceled, Tri for a Cure will not be rescheduled.

Why is there a fundraising minimum of $350?

Your registration fee covers the cost of the event expenses. This maximizes the impact of your fundraising dollars on our goal - funding cancer research, education and patient support programs.

I did not win a spot in the registration lottery – do I have any options?

Yes.
Waitlist selections will be announced on February 10th and May 1st.

Is there a minimum age to participate?

All Tri for a Cure participants must be 16 years of age by December 31, 2014.

How much does it cost to register?

Individual registration costs $90.
Team Registration costs $65 (per member).
All Tri for a Cure participants must be 16 years of age by December 31, 2014.

How do I start a team?

One registrant will choose to 'start a team' and will name the relay team when she registers. The other team members will 'join' the team. **Each team member is required to meet her own $350 fundraising minimum by July 17th at 5pm. Fundraising is by individual, not by relay team.

Note: For lottery registrants, only one lottery winner is needed to start the team. Team members do not have to have participated in the lottery.