WALK FAQs

How do I register?

Click Here to form a team and follow the instructions OR
 
Click Here to register as an individual 

NOTE: A team captain is only able to register other people at the time of their original registration. However, team members can register themselves to a team at any time. If you have any trouble, or would like for us to register your team members for you, email us at bheine@lupustristate.org with their name, email, and phone number.

Is there a registration fee?
Yes, there is a $25 registration fee. On Loop Day, the registration fee will be $30.
For children ages 10 and under, there is a flat fee of $10.
Individuals or team members who plan to raise $100 or more may choose the Fundraising Goal option during the registration process to waive their registration fee.

Is the event family-friendly?
All ages are welcome at the Loop. Just be sure to register all children (including those in strollers) so that we know how many people to expect!

Can I bring my dog(s)?
Only you know if the Loop is right for your pet. Typically, friendly dogs (on a leash) who are comfortable with large crowds and potentially loud noises do well at the Loop.

What if it rains?
The Lupus Loop takes place in rain or shine (and even snow)! Be sure to collect any donations from who might not be able to attend if inclement weather is forecast. In the event of extreme circumstances, the LFA reserves the right to cancel the event; all pre-registered participants would be notified via email.

Am I allowed to run instead of walk? 
Yes, you can register as a walker or a runner. The run is along a sanctioned 5K course and the walk is approximately 2.5 miles.The Lupus Loop welcomes teams as well as individual participants.

I am unable to attend and walk/run but would still like to fundraise. May I?
You can register as a virtual participant! Wherever you are, you can help raise awareness & collect donations to support the LFA and those living with lupus. Click here to register as an Individual and select [Virtual Participant]. Virtual Participants are eligible for all of the same incentives as a regular participant. 

Does a team need to have a minimum number of participants?
In order to be considered a team, there must be a minimum of two(2) participants. Teams who raise a combined minimum of $100 will receive a team sign.

May I volunteer for Lupus Loop? If so, how?
From assisting with set-up/take-down to pitching in at one of check-in and registration tents, our volunteers put in hard work to make the Lupus Loop special each year! Volunteers also help organize and recruit sponsors from workplaces, businesses, social clubs, etc. before the walk. Click here to complete the Volunteer Form and let us know how you can help!

Do I receive prizes for raising money for the Lupus Loop?
Yes! Individual fundraising incentives begin when you raise $25 and go up from there. Check out the Fundraising Prizes.

How does the Lupus Foundation of America use the contributions?
Funds raised by the Lupus Loop are used to support research, education, and provide support services for those affected by lupus in the Philadelphia Tri-State area. 90% of all funds remain local and 10% support the National Research Program. For more information on how the Lupus Foundation of America uses contributions, visit our website at www.lupus.org/tristate or call us at 215-517-5070 or 866-517-5070 (Toll-Free in PA, NJ & DE only).

The website looks different from past years. What happened? 
The website was updated in 2020 to provide a more streamlined registration process. If you participated in the Virtual Walk to End Lupus Now in 2020 or 2021, you can use your log in information from that year. If you have not participated in the Walk to End Lupus Now since 2019, you will need to create a new username and password.

*** If you have questions about this current platform, reach out to Brendan Heine bheine@lupustristate.org or 215-517-5070.

Where is my old information with all of my previous contacts?
If you are a previous attendee, don’t worry your contacts and past fundraising history is still accessible by our staff. Give us a call and get everything you need to you.

How do I upload a picture to my team/participant page?
You can upload a 4MB image to your team/participant page. The maximum pixel size is 300 x 400. Anything larger than that will be rendered at 300 x 400. If you need help resizing your photos, PicResize is a great tool!

Is my information secure?
Yes. The Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter makes every effort to protect your information, along with our event vendor, Blackbaud. This website uses industry-standard safety & security technology to make sure that your information and transactions are safe and secure. 

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