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Q: Is this donation tax deductible?

A: World Concern is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.


Q: What if it rains?

A: This event is a rain or shine, and it’s in Seattle!  But we will say, we’ve had beautiful weather most of the past years.


Q:  I’m not an athlete. Can I still participate?

A: Being an athlete is not a requirement. You will have fun walking, strolling or jogging the race. It’s also a great event for experienced runners.


 Q: Can we bring dogs or strollers?

A: Yes!  We ask that you clean up after your dog and keep your dog on a leash at all times. Please keep strollers and dogs in the third “Walking” wave for safety, as it can get crowded.


Q:  Is it a timed race?

A: We will be offering chip timing this year.


Q:  Can kids run?

A: Of course! This is a super-fun event for the whole family!


 Q: Can I take video or pictures?

A: Please do! And make sure you share them on all of your social media outlets and use the hashtags #FreeThem5K #WorldConcern


Q:  Is there anything for people to do while they are waiting for runners to finish?

A: Yes, we have plenty of activities going on for families and friends waiting for participants. You can also stay after the race and enjoy the activities. Free activities include but not limited to a rock-climbing wall, bounce houses, lawn games and a petting zoo.


Q: If I can’t attend, can I get a refund?

A: Yes, please email us within the first 60 days of your registration at to request a refund of your registration fee. 


Q: What is a team fundraising page?

A: A Team fundraising page is where you can invite all of your friends and family to join you in your efforts to fight child trafficking and communicate with them in one platform. Anyone that donates funds to your individual fundraising page will also show up here.


Q:  What is an individual fundraising page?

A: An individual fundraising page is where you can personalize everything from why you are doing the 5k to choosing your fundraising goal.

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