FAQ

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When do I pick up my race packet?

Packets will need to be picked up and bikes racked during the Expo at Southern Maine Community College on Saturday, July 22 from 10am to 2pm. Participants must bring a photo ID and will only be allowed to pick up their own packets. Participants must reach their $500 fundraising minimum by Thursday, July 20th at 5pm to receive their packets. If packet pick up is impossible on Saturday, participants must notify Maine Cancer Foundation of their intent to pick up the packet between 5:00am-6:30am on Sunday morning.

Will I be charged if I withdraw from the race?

Depends.
Registration is nonrefundable and nontransferable. If you withdraw from the race prior to May 1st, 2017 at 5pm, you will not be responsible for meeting the fundraising minimum of $500. Participants dropping out after May 1st will be required to meet the $500 minimum.
You must contact Maine Cancer Foundation at (207) 773-2533 or email triforacure@mainecancer.org to withdraw.
Keep in mind that this is a Fundraising Mission in the form of a triathlon.

How do matching gifts work?

The matching gifts process is initiated by the donor. After making a gift, contact your company’s human resources department for paperwork and/or procedures. (Each company is a little different.) The matching gift information is then sent by the donor or company to Maine Cancer Foundation (info@mainecancer.org) for validation and credit to the participant’s fundraising efforts.

Why is there a $20 minimum for online donations?

Administrative fees incurred by the online system have guided our decision to set a $20 minimum. We request that amounts less than $20 be mailed to our office in the form of a check, with the participant's name on the memo line. Athletes receive credit for all donations. See our mailing address at the bottom of this page.

Can I transfer my fundraising dollars to another participant or team member?

No.
Each individual is responsible for meeting her own $500 fundraising minimum.

How do I change my registration status?

You can change your status by contacting Maine Cancer Foundation at (207) 773-2533 or email julia@mainecancer.org.
Typical requests are: change of swim wave or change the race leg of a team member, etc.

When does my relay team need to be completed?

Relay teams must be completed by June 1, 2017.
If you need to add a relay team member after June 1st, her registration fee is $500 (which covers the fundraising minimum).

Can I replace a team members who is dropping out?

Yes.
Replacement team members can register before June 1st. The Team Captain must contact our Event Director: Julia Bachelder at Maine Cancer Foundation at 207-773-2533 or julia@mainecancer.org
If you need to add a relay team member after June 1st, her registration fee is $500 (which covers the fundraising minimum).

Can I change to a different Tri for a Cure Clinic?

Clinic fees are nonrefundable. Assuming there is space available, you may change clinics directly on the event registration site.

Will the Tri be canceled for bad weather?

Depends.
The Tri for a Cure will not be cancelled for any reason other than severe weather conditions posing extreme danger to athletes, volunteers, and spectators. Maine Cancer Foundation reserves the right to alter the course in any way deemed in the best interest of volunteers and athletes. This includes, but is not limited to the distance or shape of course, removing one of the sports, postponing the start, etc. There will be NO REFUNDS in the case of changes or course cancellations due to weather. If canceled, Tri for a Cure will not be rescheduled.

Why is there a fundraising minimum of $500?

This is a Fundraising mission. Your registration fee covers the cost of your event expenses. This maximizes the impact of your fundraising dollars on our goal - funding cancer research, education and patient support programs.

I did not win a spot in the registration lottery – do I have any options?

Yes.
Waitlist selections will be announced on February 8th and May 1st.

Is there a minimum age to participate?

All Tri for a Cure participants must be 16 years of age by December 31, 2016.

How much does it cost to register?

All registration types costs $50.
All Tri for a Cure participants must be 16 years of age by December 31, 2016.

How do I start a team?

One registrant will choose to 'start a team' and will name the relay team when she registers. The other team members will 'join' the team. **Each team member is required to meet her own $500 fundraising minimum by July 20th at 5pm. Fundraising is by individual, not by relay team.

Note: For lottery registrants, only one lottery winner is needed to start the team. Team members do not have to have participated in the lottery.

Who are Guaranteed Entrants?

Guaranteed Entrants are women who earned a spot by fundraising more than $1,500 last year, OR are using a spot provided by one of our corporate sponsors of the event.

One my my teammates is a cancer survivor, but I'm doing the swim. Which wave do I pick?

There will be a Survivor-Relay wave after the Survivor wave. Please ensure your Survivor-teammate is registered as a Survivor in order to swim in that relay wave. You may select "Cancer Survivor Wave"