FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is the mission of The Theater Project?
The mission of the Theater Project is to bring out the artist in our patrons by engaging their creativity and igniting throughout the discussion by producing energizing new or lesser-known challenging plays; introducing children and young adults to the excitement of seeing plays performed live and expressing their own creativity; and providing New Jersey playwrights a venue to explore themes we contend with daily.
2. Who can participate?
Anyone. Patrons, actors, families and friends who are willing to participate to the 5K while fundraising to help us reach our goal. If you're not participating, come support the runners/walkers that are!
3. Why are we doing this?
As an organization, we are bringing discussion by producing energizing new or lesser-known challenging plays; introducing children and young adults to the excitement of seeing plays performed live and expressing their own creativity; and providing New Jersey playwrights a venue to explore themes we contend with daily. This is another great opportunity to come together, enjoy each other’s company and to help raise funds.
4. What does Give or Get Mean?
It means that you either commit to “Giving’ that amount yourself or ‘Getting’ it by requesting donations from Friends and Families to support your goal. It is easier than you think. Your network will be happy to support you for a good cause.
5. What does someone get for participating?
Bragging rights for starters. We will also give prizes to the top fundraisers. In addition, we will provide customized The Theater Project 5k t-shirts, bibs, and finishing medals on the day of the event for all participants.
6. Can I donate to my friends 5k page?
We absolutely encourage friends supporting one another. However, keep in mind the credit for the donation will go to the person who set up the giving page (not to the donor). This way, all funds donated on his/her page will count to the amount they have raised. This also ensures that no gifts are double counted.
7. What happens if someone doesn't raise their minimum of $200?
Nothing. We do ask anyone who signs up to commit to fundraise $200. This covers our costs and some fundraising. However, we will not charge you for the difference if you do not reach this goal. We trust that you will do your best to help The Theater Project meet its fundraising goal.
8.Can I finish a 5k?
If you're decent health, the answer is yes. One of the reasons the event is a 5k (3.1miles) is so that we can have the broadest participant base possible. That makes the event more fun and raises money for our mission.
9.Do I need run?
You can choose to walk OR run... whatever you prefer.
10.Is there a minimum amount of fundraising I need to do?
Yes. there is a low mandatory minimum fundraising level of $200. Most participants easily raise more and we know you can too. We provide you with the tools to make fundraising easy (your own web page, sample e-mail, social media integration, fundraising tips, etc) Don't worry we've got your back.
11.Are there any awards given at the event?
Yes. In addition to finisher medals for all whom finish, there are awards for the top three overall male and female finishers, as well as for the top three male and female finishers in each age group and the top three fundraisers in the entire event.
12.How much of the money raised goes to The Theater Project?
13.Is the event safe?
The event is permitted, licensed and coordinated with municipal enforcement officials. As a precaution, there is always at least one ambulance and/or dedicated medical professionals on-site at the event.