Are you still partnering with the Baltimore Running Festival?
Yes! This year we are doing a hybrid of virtual and in-person. During registration you will have the option to choose which race you would like to participate in.
Do I still need to register with the Baltimore Running Festival?
No. If you choose to run with Team Hopkins Kids, all Baltimore Running Festival registrations (5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon, Virtual, and BaltiMORON) will be taken care of when you register on our site.
What is the virtual option for the Baltimore Running Festival?
This year, the Baltimore Running Festival is offering a virtual challenge for participants who want the benefits of partnering with the event (medal, tshirt, etc) but are not interested in attending the event in person.
Participants will be challenged to run, walk or jog one of the distances in the event (5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon, BaltiMORON) over the course of several days. The target date is to complete the challenge within 2 weeks, but we invite you to make the challenge your own and set you own goals for completion! You can choose to complete their miles wherever they feel most comfortable– on a road, a track or a treadmill. The goal is to knock down the barriers and invite as many people as possible to join the fun. Participants will be able to begin tracking their miles online on September 25, with the target that you will finish by race day, October 9.
Can I run with Team Hopkins Kids and not run a Baltimore Running Festival race?
Absolutely! This year, you can register as a Miracle Mover and run virtually with us on race day. If you choose not to run with the Baltimore Running Festival there is no fundraising minimum, however we encourage a fundraising goal of at least $100 (and then you earn this year's exclusive Miracle Mover t-shirt!).
Kids Can't Wait: 30 Day Miracle Movement for Johns Hopkins Children's Center
What is “Kids Can’t Wait”?
Kids Can’t Wait is a 30-day virtual challenge that will kick off the weekend of our fifth annual Team Hopkins Kids Race on Oct. 9 and conclude with our fifth annual Baltimore Boogie dance marathon on Nov. 6.
Who can participate?
Kids Can’t Wait has something for all ages! Throughout the 30 days, we will host various virtual activities and share creative ways you can fundraise from your home, including creating a Facebook fundraiser, joining a virtual fitness class or participating in a pop-up activity, such as bingo. Whether you’ve previously danced the day away with us at Baltimore Boogie, laced up your running shoes for Team Hopkins Kids, volunteered at an event, made a donation or this is your first time getting involved, we’re sure there’s something you’ll love.
Do I have to sign up for both Team Hopkins Kids and Baltimore Boogie?
Nope! As a Miracle Mover you can pick and choose what events you would like to participate in from a full schedule of activities that will be available and updated regularly on this site.
Please note that this year we are partnering with the Baltimore Running Festival. You will have the option of choosing which race you would like to run in during the BRF or selecting to be a Miracle Mover.
By selecting Miracle Mover, you are choosing to virtually participate in our race rather than being in person with BRF. We hope you’ll consider joining us for one—or both—as they’re the cornerstones of our Miracle Movement.
Will Baltimore Boogie still be happening this year?
Yes! Baltimore Boogie will once again wrap up our Miracle Movement on November 6th. More details to come!
Will we still learn a morale dance?
Yes! One of our activities during the Miracle Movement will be learning the morale dance with our Teen and Children’s Council!
In the past, Baltimore Boogie has supported programs like Beads of Courage and Healing Arts, how do I make sure my fundraised dollars still support these initiatives?
When registering as a Miracle Mover, you will have the option to choose where you would like your funds to go. If you would like to support Baltimore Boogie’s past initiatives, please choose the “Teen and Children’s Council” option during registration.
Will Baltimore Boogie still be a six hour event?
We are still working out the details of this year's Baltimore Boogie event. More information to come!
What can I do if a check is written out to me personally?
If a donation check has been written out to you personally, you may ask the donor to reissue the check to Johns Hopkins Children's Center, or contact the Development Office at 301-461-3791.
Can I mail in a cash donation?
It is not a good idea to send a cash donation in the mail. We recommend depositing the cash into your checking account and then making a donation online or sending in a personal check from your account.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to my page?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If your donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact the Development Office at 301-461-3791 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I enter a check online?
You can't enter a check online. What you can do is enter a check as a pledge, and then mail the check to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center Office of Development. This can be done in the fundraising section of your personal fundraising page. The status of the check will be pending until the check is received by Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
Checks can be mailed to:
The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine ATTN: Children's Center Miracle Movement 750 E. Pratt St. Suite 1700 Baltimore, MD 21202
A donor is requesting a Tax ID number; what is that and how can I get it?
A Tax ID number identifies Johns Hopkins Children's Center as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Many donors will request this number to validate their donation as tax-deductible. The Johns Hopkins Children's Center Tax ID number is 52-0591656.
Not all of my donors are showing up in the Honor Roll. Why?
The “Donations” tab on an individual or team fundraising page lists all donations made and donors will be listed. If a donor chooses to remain anonymous, it will say “anonymous” rather than sharing their name with the donation made.
Where can I find a list of the people who have donated to me?
In the top left banner of your page you should see a “Donations” button with a drop down. Hover your mouse over the “Donations” button and a list should appear. Click the option for “Donations Received.” This should take you to your donations page.
How can I send a thank you email to my donors?
To easily send thank-you emails to donors, follow these steps:
Hover your mouse over the "Donations" tab in the top bar.
Click "Donations Received" in the drop-down options.
You should be taken to a new page that has all of your donations. On this page there are two options: Click the button that says, “Thank Your Donors” This will then allow you to select which individuals you’d like to send the thank you message too. After you’ve chosen your list, you hit “Send Thank You.” A pop up window will appear and allow you to type in your custom thank you email to send to your donors.
Click the link that says “Download Donor Report” This will download an excel spreadsheet with your donors name and email address.
*please note that if you receive a donation through your Facebook fundraiser it will only appear on this report as “Facebook Donor.” To thank your Facebook donors please go to Facebook and see which friends have donated to your fundraiser!*
Why am I receiving emails telling me that I've received a donation?
You are receiving these emails because we would like to keep you updated on your fundraising efforts. If you wish to stop receiving these updates, please login to your headquarters and edit your account preferences.
Fundraising Minimum & Milestones
Is there still a fundraising minimum?
Yes, if you plan to run any of the races with the Baltimore Running Festival. When you register you will see the fundraising minimum paired with each registration option. This is due to the cost associated with partnering with the race events in the Baltimore Running Festival as a charity partner.
There is no fundraising minimum to run virtually with Team Hopkins Kids (not through the Baltimore Running Festival) or to participate in KIDS CAN'T WAIT as a Miracle Mover, though we do encourage a fundraising goal of at least $100 (and then you'll earn this year's limited-edition t-shirt!).
Will my credit card be charged at the time of registration?
No. Your credit card will only be charged if you do not reach your fundraising minimum by November 30, 2021.
For example; You register for the 5K, with a $250 fundraising minimum. You raise $150 by November 29, 2021. We will charge your card the difference of $100 on November 30.
We will send an email alerting you of the upcoming charge 7 days before charging the card to give you an opportunity to reach your minimum fundraising goal.
Does everyone get a t-shirt?
No. This year, participants who are 13 or older must raise $100 to receive the t-shirt. Participants that are 12 years of age or under will automatically receive a t-shirt.
Can we raise money as a team and still get the t-shirt?
Yes, if you have an average of $100 raised per team member, then every member of your team will receive a shirt (unless there are members 12 and under).
For example: If you have 10 team members and have raised $1,000 everyone gets a shirt.
OR - If you have 10 team members, one of which is 12 years old, and you've raised $900, everyone will still receive the t-shirt.
Can we hit the fundraising milestones as a team?
Fundraising milestones will need to be hit by each individual, except for the t-shirt.
For example: If your team has 10 people and has raised $1,500 with $1,000 raised by the team and $500 raised by the team captain, only the team captain will receive the $500 milestone prize.
Can I transfer my fundraising milestone to another participant?
Yes! You may transfer your fundraising milestone to any participant on your team that you choose. Or you can donate it back to Johns Hopkins Children's Center!
Can I make a donation to a team?
Yes. You can make a donation to an individual fundraiser on a team or you can make a general team donation.
Where should I mail donation checks?
All donations should be mailed to:
The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine ATTN: Children's Center Miracle Movement 750 E. Pratt St. Suite 1700 Baltimore, MD 21202
Who should I make my check out to?
Please make all checks payable to: Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Please make sure that in the memo it says Miracle Movement and the person who should be credited.
How do I find a participant's personal fundraising webpage?
Click on the home page and begin typing the first or last name. Your options will display as you type.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to a participant's fundraising account?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If an online donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact us.
What happens if I check the checkbox to "cover processing fees"?
If you check this checkbox, you will be charged the amount indicated next to the checkbox. This amount will also be visible to the non-profit. However, on the fundraising page, your intended - initial donation amount will be displayed.
Are donations tax-deductible?
All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email.
For Canadian donations made online with a credit card, will the amount entered be in U.S. dollars?
Yes. For Canadian donations made online with a credit card, the amount entered in the online donation form will be in U.S. dollars.
Do all donors who mail their donations receive a receipt?
Any donor who mailed their donation and provided an address will receive a receipt via mail once the donation has been processed. If you made your donation in installments, you will receive a receipt each time a monthly payment is processed.
If you have made a donation and not yet received your receipt, please contact the Development Office at email@example.com.
Do all donors who contribute online receive a receipt?
Yes, anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email.
What is Johns Hopkins Children's Center's Tax ID number?
A Tax ID number identifies Johns Hopkins Children's Center as a 501(c)(3) non-profit Organization. The Johns Hopkins Children's Center Tax ID number is 52-0591656
How do I add a dedication when I make a donation?
When you make a donation online, you can designate what you want to appear as your recognition name on the participant's Honor Roll. This may be your name, or it could be something such as "From the whole Wolf family" or "in memory of Aunt Cathy."
Can I create a personal page URL?
You can create a personal URL by going to Your Page ––> Settings ––> Page Link ––> Customize
Can a donor add a dedication message that appears in my fundraising honor roll?
When a donor makes a donation online, s/he can enter text to appear on the donation page. This may be the donor's name, or it could be something like "From the whole Wolf family" or "In Memory of Aunt Cathy".