Frequently Asked Questions

What is the fundraising minimum for P4P and why do you have one?

Our $100 fundraising minimum covers the cost of your t-shirt and race day expenses. P4P doesn’t hold your credit card info or automatically charge you like other charities do; it’s on your honor to raise or donate the $100 minimum so that we can contribute as much as possible to the cause. Team members who don’t raise the minimum actually cost the team money. If $100 is a financial hardship for you but you still want to participate, please reach out to and we will work something out.



How does registration work?

Purchase your ticket to your chosen race on the Pacing for Parkinson’s registration site and set up your fundraising page. Once you do, Pacing for Parkinson’s will register you with the Baltimore Running Festival in 5-7 business days.



Can I register my friend / partner / child / parent?

Yes! However, each person needs their own login information and fundraising page, so be sure to log out between registrations. If you need help, email and we’ll help as soon as we can.



Can I start a team to participate with my family and friends?

Yes! Simply click “start a team” when you’re registering and setting up your fundraising page. If you want to join a team, click “join a team” and select the team you want to join.



Why does the registration form have so many questions on it and why do I have to answer them?

To register you for the Baltimore Running Festival, we must supply that information to the race organizers. 



Where and when can I meet P4P at the Baltimore Running Festival?

If Pacing for Parkinson’s reaches the minimum number team members registered for the Baltimore Running Festival, we will have a charity tent at Rash Field. Details will be provided closer to race day, but we are typically onsite all morning until early afternoon.



When does the race start?

Different distances begin at different times; check the Baltimore Running Festival website to know the start location and time of your race.



Can I participate virtually?

Yes! Just select a virtual ticket when registering for Pacing for Parkinson’s. If you want to participate in the Baltimore Running Festival virtually (so that you also get a t-shirt and a medal from the BRF), be sure to pay for the appropriate race when you register for Pacing for Parkinson’s and indicate that you’re registering for the virtual format. Note that virtual participants do not count toward the minimum number of team members needed to secure a Pacing for Parkinson’s tent on race day.



Will food and drinks be provided?

If Pacing for Parkinson’s reaches the minimum number team members registered for the Baltimore Running Festival, we will provide food and drink at our charity tent.



What if it rains?

The event is rain or shine so if it rains, please bring your cheerful attitude and a rain jacket.



Where will the proceeds go?

All donations go to the Johns Hopkins Movement Disorders Center and Johns Hopkins Medicine. To learn more about where the money goes, click here.



How do I raise money?

Check out our Fundraiser’s Toolkit for a ton of resources, templates, and tips for effectively fundraising for Pacing for Parkinson’s.



Can I collect cash or check donations? If so, where do I send them?

To collect donations by cash or check, please include a note that mentions Pacing for Parkinson’s and who should get credit for the donation. Checks should be payable to Johns Hopkins and write “Pacing for Parkinson’s” in the memo. You can mail cash or check donations to: Pacing for Parkinson's, Neurology Development, c/o Rachel Ermer, 550 N Broadway, 7th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21205.



Are tax receipts available?

Yes, a tax receipt will be automatically emailed to each donor.



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