Event FAQ

Where do I need to be and when?

The event begins and ends at Calf Pasture Beach. Complimentary parking is available on site.

Calf Pasture Beach

48 Calf Pasture Beach Rd Norwalk, CT 06855

Day of Event Timeline

7-8:00 AM Registration (NEW! Event bracelets given out at this time)

*Breakfast will be available following registration check in.

8-8:30 AM Ride + Walk Kick Off Ceremony

8:05 AM 50-mile bike riders depart

8:30 AM 25-mile bike riders depart

8:35 AM 12-mile bike riders depart

8:40 AM 5k walk begins

10:00 AM Ride + Walk Finish Festival opens

10:30 AM Raffle Drawing

10:45 AM Kids Dash

11:00 AM Kids Tug of War

11:10 AM Raveis Kole Performance

11:30 AM Live performance by The Wailers

I'm already registered; do I need to check in?

YES!  All participants must check in before riding or walking at the event. We must verify that you are registered to participate and you must sign a waiver on site. NEW THIS YEAR! This is also where you will receive your participant bracelet which allows you access to The Wailers concert and all event services and meals. Complimentary Ride + Walk t-shirts and goodie bags will also be given out here.

Can I check in for my entire team?

No, each individual is responsible for his/her own fundraising and must personally sign the waiver. Each participant must individually check in.

Can I bring additional donations with me?

YES! The more donations we receive, the more cancer research we are able to fund!

What happens if I have not hit my fundraising minimum yet?

When you registered on the website, you committed to raising $250 ($400 for 50-Mile ride) by October 31st. You can continue fundraising up until this point. If by October 31st you have not yet reached your minimum, the credit card we have on file will be charged the difference.

Can people register on site?

Yes! We encourage people to come the day of the event and register to participate. The walk up registration fee is $45 and you will still need to commit to the fundraising minimum by October 31st.

I want to do a different distance than the one I signed up for. Can I switch?

Sure. When you arrive for check in on the day of the event, tell the volunteer checking you in know you would like to make a change. Keep in mind that the 50-Mile ride has a $400 fundraising minimum so you will be bumped up to that minimum if you choose to do the longer ride.

Are strollers permitted on the walk course?

Strollers are permitted; however, please be advised that some portions of the walk route are not particularly conducive to strollers. You will be on and off sidewalks, and in some spots will walk on the grass alongside the road. Due to safety concerns, double-wide strollers are not permitted.

Are dogs permitted on the walk course?

Unfortunately, Calf Pasture put in a new restriction in 2018 that does not allow dogs inside the park.

Can I take my child on the bike ride in a child seat or trailer?

No, due to safety concerns. Also, tandem bikes are only permitted with two registered participants riding, each of whom have completed their fundraising obligations.

What happens when I'm done riding or walking?

You do not want to miss what we have lined up for you this year. The post-event festival continues until 2:00 PM and includes a performance by The Wailers for all riders, walkers and volunteers.  Any registrants can also enjoy a delicious lunch of assorted sandwiches and salads

My family isn't participating in the Ride + Walk. Can they join me for The Wailers concert and lunch?

The Wailers concert and lunch are free for all registered riders, walkers and volunteers. All registrants will receive a bracelet at registration that verifies their participation in the event. Family and friends of participants that are at the Ride + Walk will also need a bracelet for The Wailers concert. They can get a bracelet at the Donations tent by making a suggested minimum donation of $25 per person to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

What happens if it rains?

The event goes on, rain or shine! In the event of severe weather (such as electrical storms and hurricanes), a portion of the event may be cancelled, but otherwise the event goes on. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

It turns out I won't be able to attend. Can I get a refund or have some else ride or walk in my place?

Registrations are non-transferable. If you are unable to participate, you registration fee will become a fully tax-deductible contribution to cancer research. Any donations received prior to this point are non-refundable and you will still be responsible for the fundraising minimum.

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