Frequently Asked Questions and Other Information

Why is there a registration fee and fundraising minimum of $350?

Tri for a Cure is a fundraising event for Maine Cancer Foundation. We solicit sponsorships and require registration fees to cover the costs of event production and materials. This maximizes the impact of your fundraising dollars on the mission of Maine Cancer Foundation - funding research, education and patient support programs.

Why is there a minimum online donation?

Administrative fees incurred by the online system have guided our decision to set a $20 minimum donation through the online site. 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.

Will I be charged the balance to meet the fundraising minimum if I withdraw from the race?

If you withdraw from the race prior to the fundraising deadline of July 26, 2012 at 5pm, you will not be responsible for meeting the minimum. Registration fees and fundraising are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

How do I change my registration status?

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

Can I still fundraise if I need to withdraw from the race?

Yes!! You can continue to fundraise and qualify for all the same fundraising prizes if you withdraw and cannot participate in the race. Registration fee and fundraising is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Can a friend replace one of our team members who is dropping out?

Positions within the Tri are non-transferable. Individual registered tri participants can change status from individual participants to a team. Teams that lose a member can add someone from the existing pool of registered participants only. Maine Cancer Foundation’s Facebook page is a great place to look for someone interested in changing their participation status.

Will team fundraising count toward individual fundraising minimums?

Team participation is for the purpose of completing all legs of the event. Each Tri participant must meet the $350 fundraising minimum by July 26, 2012 at 5pm. Credit cards on file will be charged after the deadline, prior to the start of the race unless other specific arrangements have been made with Maine Cancer Foundation.

Do matching gifts count toward my fundraising minimum?

Absolutely! Be sure to utilize your company's matching gift program if they have one. Matching gift dollars from your supporters also count. Please remind all your donors to use their corporate matching gift program.

Can I transfer my fundraising?

Fundraising is non-transferable.

I did not make the registration cutoff – do I have any options?

We are so sorry to disappoint so many individuals who would like to participate in the Tri for a Cure.

Here is an option: Sign up for the Twilight 5K - The top 10 fundraisers over $2000 in the Twilight 5K qualify for a slot in the 2013 Tri for a Cure. With these funds applied to 2013 Tri for a Cure, you will also qualify for the 2014 Tri for a Cure!