Help & FAQs


General Walk Information

Fundraising FAQs

Team FAQs

Donation FAQs

General Walk Information

Q. When and where is the 2018 Stride for Seniors Charity Walk?

A. Sunday, April 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Portland International Raceway.

Q. When does online registration close?

A. Online registration closes Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST. However, you are able to register the morning of the event at Portland International Raceway.

Q. Is there a registration fee?

A. No. Registration is free, but we highly encourage every participant to make a self-donation and fundraise online!

Q. Are donations tax-deductible?

A. Yes, all donations are tax-deductible. A tax-deductible receipt will be emailed to you after an online donation. Meals on Wheels People's Federal Tax ID Number: 93-0584318.

Q. How can I register?

A. You can register as an individual, start a team or join a team online by clicking here.

Q. How do I receive a Stride for Seniors t-shirt?

A. Register for the walk and fundraise $100 to receive a shirt. (You'll choose your t-shirt size during the online registration process.)

Q. How long is the Walk?

A. The walk is just over 3K, which is approximately 2 miles. If you are unable to walk, you can still register as a virtual walker or join us on walk day and hangout in the walker village while the walk is in progress. We want as many supporters as possbile to show up and celebrate on walk day!

Q. Is the walk accessbile to all?

A. Yes! We welcome people of all abilities to participate. The walking course is on a smooth, cement track and perfect for anyone using a wheelchair or walker.

Q. Can I bring my kids?

A. Absolutely! This is a multi-generational event and there will be a Kids Zone that will provide fun activities.

Q. How can I become a volunteer?

A. Volunteers are the heart and soul of Meals on Wheels People and without you, the first annual Stride for Seniors Charity Walk would not be possible. There are many ways you can get involved, for more information, check out the volunteer page!

Q. What if it rains?

A. Stride for Seniors will take place rain or shine! Please make sure to check the weather and dress accordingly.

Q. Is there parking or public tranisit near by?

A. Yes and yes. There is plenty of free public parking available, however, we strongly encourage folks to carpool or take public transportation to Portland International Raceway. PIR is approximately a 11 minute walk from the Delta Park/Vanport Max Station.

There will be a shuttle bus from 9:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. that will shuttle walkers to and from the Max Station.

Q. Can I bring my dog?

A. No. To ensure the saftey of all participants at PIR, please keep your furry friends at home. ONLY Emotional Support or Service Animals are allowed at the event, and must be leashed.

Fundraising FAQs

Q. Is fundraising required to participate in Stride for Seniors?

A. You are not required to fundraise, but we strongly encourage all participants to make a self-donation and fundraise, as we do not charge a registration fee to participate.

Q. Does the money raised stay right here in our community?

A. Yes! All proceeds from the Stride for Seniors Charity Walk stay in the community to provide meals and friendly visits to older adults who participate in the programs of Meals on Wheels People.

Q. Is there a deadline for fundraising?

A. All donations on your behalf that are received by May 31, 2018 will count towards your team fundraising goals.

Q. What are some ways I can fundraise for my team/individual goal?

A. We have plenty of ideas under our Tips & Tools section!

Team FAQs

Q. How do I start or join a team?

A. You can start a team or join a team online by visiting the home page and clicking on the green buttons -- "Start a Team" or "Join a Team". For more information, check out these helpful guides:

You can also contact us at stride@mowp.org.

Q. What are the benefits of a team?

A. Forming or joining a team multiplies the fun you will have on Walk day. It also better engages the networks of your family, friends and coworkers that you do not know personally! You can create a team in celebration or honor of somebody. You can also create a corporate team and get your entire company involved. To learn more about fundraising and team building, check out the Team Captain Guide.

Q. Do teams have to fundraise?

A. Teams are not required to fundraise, but we strongly encourage your team to do so. Fundraising as a team is very effective and can be fun! Click here to get a list of fundraising ideas your team can do.  

Q. One of my team members registered as an individual when they meant to join my team. How do they correct this?

A. Please contact stride@mowp.org to get this corrected.  

Q. Can I give cash/check donations to the captain of my team?

A. Yes! It is the responsibility of Team Captains to enter the donation amount ("Enter new gift") in their Participant Center and send the cash/check to Meals on Wheels People.

Q. Where should I meet my team?

A. Check out our event map (pictured below) and connect with your Team Captain on a meeting place!
Map of PIR - Stride for Seniors

Q. Where can I send check/cash donations?

A. If you plan on collecting donations by check, please complete a donation form and mail everything to:

Meals on Wheels People
Attn: Stride for Seniors
P.O. Box 19477
Portland, OR 97280

Note: Be sure to complete the entire form so we can process the donation properly and send a tax-deductible receipt. On the form, please list the full name and email of the person making the donation (donor) and also list who on behalf the donation is being made (Team/Participant Name).

A. We do not recommend sending cash through mail. If you receive cash donations, please complete a donation form and drop everything off at one of these Meals on Wheels People locations:

  • Resource Center/Central Kitchen
    7710 SW 31st Ave, Portland, OR 97219
  • Beaverton Center
    5550 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005
  • Tigard Center
    8815 SW O'Mara Street, Tigard, OR 97223
  • Belmont Center
    4610 SE Belmont , Portland, OR 97215
  • Ambleside Center (Gresham)
    600 NE 8th Ave, Suite 155, Gresham OR 97030

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