Question: What is the minimum fundraising amount?
Answer: Team members who register before the Chicago Marathon closes are committed to raising a minimum of $634 (includes marathon registration) and $434 (register for marathon on your own).
Post-close entries must raise $934. In 2012, the Chicago Marathon closed after 6 days! (Half is due by November 13th, 2013, if half is not met by this date your bib could be pulled from the race.)
Question: What is the deadline to turn in donations?
Answer: All donations must be turned in by November 15, 2013, half of which needs to be raised by September 13, 2013.
Question: What happens if I do not reach fundraising goal by November 15, 2013?
Answer: If the minimum pledge amount is not received on or before November 15, 2013, Team Sweetness has the authority to charge the remaining balance due to the runner's credit card on November 15, 2012. You will be contacted before any charges are made.
Question: Are donations made on my behalf tax deductible*?
Answer: Yes, all donations in which goods or services are not received are 100 percent tax deductible. Donors will receive receipts automatically when donations are made.
* Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Question: What if my donations are cash or check?
Answer: The easiest way for delivery of donations is through your personal fundraising page. If someone gives you cash, please submit by check, and if someone would like to write a check please make Checks Payable to Jarrett Payton Foundation - Team Sweetness: (please write the runners name on the memo line) and mailed to:
Team Sweetness Marathon Team
1701 Golf Road, Suite 3-700
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Question: When can I pick up my marathon bib number and packet?
Answer: All packets must be picked up during the Health & Fitness Expo at McCormick Place on Friday and Saturday, October 11th and 12th, 2013.
Question: My question is not listed here, what can I do?
Answer: Contact the Team Sweetness Marathon Coordinator.