FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Registration and Participant Center FAQs

How do I register?
Have you ever participated in an ALS Chapter event in the past? If you answered YES, then you have a username and password for our website! We recommend logging in before you register to make the process easy for you! The system will remember you and all of your past information, including edits to your personal pages. Select 'Register' on the home page to begin.

What are the costs involved, and what do they provide?
There is no upfront fee to participate in the Team Challenge ALS - Choose Your Event! as part of Team Challenge ALS, however, all participants are asked to fundraise toward a minimum goal of $500 to make this event a true team effort and help support families living with ALS in our community. Chapter staff are here to help you!

Event FAQs

I’d like to participate in a race that’s not an official event. Can I still register?

Absolutely! You're welcome to register for Choose Your Own Event and participate in a virtual event, marathon, half marathon, triathlon, Ironman, 5K or anything else, to raise money for The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter. You'll receive an online fundraising page, Team ALS tech shirt, access to encouraging Team ALS online community, helpful fundraising resources and more!

Team FAQs

Are there additional charges to have a team?
No, but each member of the team is responsible for raising a minimum of $250 in collected pledges from friends and family.

How many members must I have to form a team?
A team can be two people, twenty people, or more.

As a team captain or member of a team, can I raise all the money and then distribute it to other members of my team?
We strongly discourage this. For many people, participating is a challenge. Whether it’s the physical challenge or the effort it takes to reach a fundraising goal, both components are part of the Team Challenge ALS experience. Having every participant raise funds makes charity events special. Everyone participating will have something in common - they provided hope to people living with ALS.

 

Additional Questions:

Please reach out to 

Thomas Dreisbach at 212-720-3054 or tdreisbach@als-ny.org