Walk Details

COVID 19

The Walk for Kids event will take place in-person following all guidelines outlined by the CDC and local health agencies. In the case that the in-person event must be canceled for any reason, Walk for Kids will take place virtually.

Frequently Asked Questions

Event FAQ's 

What is Walk for Kids?
Walk for Kids™ is an annual fundraiser to support families receiving comfort, care, and support from Ronald McDonald House Pasadena. This fun, family-friendly event calls on volunteers, companies, and donors within their local community to keep families close when they need it the most.

By participating in Walk for Kids held in Pasadena, you help create a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage, and joy.

Are dogs allowed?
Yes, dogs are welcome at this Walk for Kids event but must be leashed. Service animals are always welcome.

How do I get started?
Simply register online.

What if I still don't understand?
Reach out to Hilary Manners, Event Coordinator at 626-204-0410 or Hmanners@rmhcsc.org with all your questions.

Registration FAQ's

What is a Red Shoe Snoozer? 
For any adult walker who would like to hit the snooze button the morning of the event, but still want to fundraise. You will still get all the perks of an Adult Walker registration, but are able to sleep in and skip the event! If you register before April 3rd, your official event t-shirt will be shipped to you before the event date. We can not guarantee your t-shirt will get to you before then if you register after that date. 

If I participated last year, will my information be saved in the system?
Yes! All your information from last year can be carried over to this year's event. 

If you are a returning participant, Log In using your username and password from the previous year. The system will recognize your account and request your previous password. If you forgot your password, click on Forgot Password? to reset it. You will then be asked to register for this year's event with your previous information auto filled for a quicker registration process.   

What does "goal amount" mean? 
During registration, you are asked to enter a goal amount for your Walk for Kids account and/or team account. This is the fundraising goal that you set for yourself or your team to appear on your fundraising page. This is the number you aim to strive for during your Walk for Kids fundraising, but you will not be held accountable for this amount and it can be changed at any time in your Participant Center.

Why should I register?
Your registration will provide providing care, comfort, and support to families, staying at Ronald McDonald House Pasadena, so that they can focus on what’s most important—the health of their child.

Is my registration fee tax deductible?
The IRS does not consider registration fees for charity walks to be tax deductible, as you are receiving entry to the event, as well as merchandise, in exchange for your contribution.

Does my registration fee count towards my fundraising total?
Yes it does! Although your registration fee is not tax deductible as explained in the previous question, it does count towards your fundraising total. 

If I am already registered, do I need to register my spouse and children?
Everyone who wishes to participate in the walk, must register individually. Child registration are always free. 

Fundraising FAQ's

This is my first-time fundraising—do you have any tips?
Whether you are a newbie to fundraising or have been doing this for several years, you can get tips and ideas to make the most of your efforts by visiting our Fundraising Tips page.

I read your Fundraising Tips page and I still need help?
We're here for you every step of the way! Our Event Manager can help with everything from navigating online tools to managing your donations. Email Hilary Manners at Hmanners@rmhcsc.org or give her a call at 626-204-0410.

My company is interested in becoming a sponsor. What do I do?
Please contact event manager, Hilary Manners at Hmanners@rmhcsc.org to learn more.