FAQs

Q: What if I want to walk but don't think I and/or my family could make the 5K journey?
A: The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community also includes a One-Mile Fun Walk for those individuals who would feel more comfortable walking a shorter distance. This option is available to you and will begin at 9:15 a.m.

Q: How do I check-in the morning of the walk?
A: When you arrive at the walk start location, please check-in with the charity that you are walking to support. You will turn in your donation at this point. Once you turn in your donations, you may then proceed to get your event t-shirt. Please remember that registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and the 5K Walk begins at 9 a.m. The One-Mile Fun Walk begins at 9:15 a.m.

Q: How should I prepare for the walk?
A: On the day of the walk, participants should wear loose-fitting clothing and should layer clothes to accommodate temperature changes. Cotton or wool socks and walking shoes are also recommended. Participants who have special health needs should bring any prescription medications and a snack in case appropriate food is not available. If you are interested in developing a long-term training plan for this walk or to incorporate walking into your everyday routine, please visit the training portion of our site.

Q: What happens if there is inclement weather?
A: The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community will take place rain or shine.

Q: Can I bring my children and/or a stroller?
A: Highmark Inc. and the participating organizations welcome you and your family to the walk. The walk is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Fun activities will also be provided for children at the close of the walk.

Q: What happens after the walk is over?
A: When you have completed the 5K or One-Mile Fun Walk, you can relax and enjoy food and entertainment. Raffle prizes will be drawn at approximately 11 a.m.

Q: Where does my donated money go?
A: All monies donated goes to support the mission of your selected charity. Highmark Inc. has underwritten all of the walk expenses so that 100 percent of the money you raise will go directly to the charity of your choice.

Q: When must I submit my donations?
A: All donations not made online should be placed in an envelope and given to the representatives at your charity's registration booth on the day of the walk. Please make sure all checks are made payable to your selected charity. Some charities also have the capability to take donations on-line.

Q: Who should I name as the payee on my donation check?
A: Donations by check are recommended and should be made payable to your selected organization. Please note, checks will be returned if made payable to Highmark Inc..

Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Yes, nonaggressive dogs are permitted at the event on a leash.

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