Frequently
Asked Questions

Want to know more about Impossible Walk & Jog?

We’ve put together some answers to your most commonly asked questions. If you still can't find the answer to your questions, please contact us.

MY Impossible Walk & Jog

How many kilometres is Impossible Walk & Jog?

We are challenging you to Walk or Jog 5km, 50km, 500km or 5,000km, to make a difference for families impacted by dementia.

Should I do my kilometres in one day or can I spread them out?

The great thing about MY Impossible Walk & Jog? It really is your race, your way! You choose how many kilometres you want to do and how long you want to spend doing them.

What should I wear?

We think comfortable is best!

Closed toe shoes are strongly recommended - these could be walking shoes or runners. Don’t worry, it’s not all active wear, we’d love to see you in fancy dress! You can get as creative as you like as long as you’re comfortable to complete your walk, jog or run.

Can I change my distance?

Yes, you can choose a new distance by getting in touch with us at memorywalk@dementia.org.au. Be sure to update your fundraising page with your new kms!

Does it cost money to sign up?

No. One of the best things about My Impossible Walk & Jog is it's completely free to register!

When you register we’ll automatically create a fundraising page for you, so you can raise money for Dementia Australia.

Can I carry on fundraising after I’ve finished my challenge?

Yes, we’d love you to! In fact, it can be a great way to show people the time and effort you’ve put into your personal challenge. They’ll be impressed and all too happy to sponsor you!

Do I need to raise a certain amount of money?

There’s no set amount of money you need to raise. When you register we’ll automatically create a fundraising page for you. This makes it easy as pie to start your campaign!

I can't make the race. Are there other ways I can help?

Of course! If you can’t take part in the Impossible Walk & Jog, you can still donate to a friend or cheer them on!

COVID-19

What can I do?

The safety of our participants and staff is our number one priority. Please ensure you follow the latest regulations from your State or Territory.

Please remember to:

  • Maintain 1.5 meters between each other.
  • Ensue your contact details are up to date – login to your page to update or contact memorywalk@dementia.org.au.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Don’t take part if you are unwell and in the last 14 days have experienced flu-like symptoms, respiratory symptoms, a sore/dry throat, a pristine cough or have been in contact with a person who had been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Registration

When do Impossible Walk & Jog registrations open?

Registrations are now open for the 2021 Impossible Walk & Jog season.

When should I take part?

We’d love for you to do your Impossible Walk & Jog Challenge. If that doesn’t work for you, you can take part any time!

My Impossible Walk & Jog Challenge is a virtual event, meaning you can do it at your own pace, in your own time.

Is there an age limit for younger runners?

No! Absolutely everyone is welcome to take part in the Impossible Walk & Jog Challenge. However, any under 18’s will need to be accompanied by an adult.

What happens after I register?

After you’ve registered online, you’ll receive a confirmation email (check your junk mail if it doesn’t appear after an hour). In your email, you’ll see the receipt for your payment, plus information about your fundraising page.

How do I create or join a team?

When you first register there will be a section called ‘Create your page’. On the bottom of this page there is a section to create or join a team. Just follow the steps and you should be good to go!

If you have already registered, just search for the team. Click on the team's fundraising page and then the yellow 'Join Team' button.

If you are already registered and want to create a brand new team, simply log in to your account, go to your dashboard and then an option will appear to create a team. Simply follow the prompts and you're all set up.

Fundraising

How do you use the money I raise?

The money you raise helps support the work of Dementia Australia Research Foundation. The Foundation funds researchers across all stages of their career, as well as an annual Dementia Grants Program, supporting innovative Australian research into dementia causes, diagnosis, treatment and one day a cure.

What should I do with cash donations and cheques?

The easiest thing to do is keep the cash or cheque, and make the payment online using your credit card. Don’t forget to use your reference code, found on the sponsorship form.

If you don’t like the idea of paying donations online, please fill out a Sponsorship Form, follow the step-by-step instructions and send it to us. Please contact us if you would like a sponsorship form.

How do I share my fundraising page on Facebook?

Sharing your fundraising web page on Facebook is a great way to spread the word to more people! It’s easy too.

When you log into your Facebook account, you should see a box that asks “What’s on your mind?”. Simply copy the website link (or ‘URL’) that we sent in your registration email and paste it into this box. That will create an image or ‘preview’ of the link.

In the box, write a message in front of the link, then click ‘post’.

Can I use Facebook to raise funds?

Whilst Facebook is a great way to share the fundraising link we give you, we advise that you DO NOT set up a separate Facebook Fundraiser. If you raise money using Facebook it doesn’t count towards your Impossible Walk & Jog sponsorship total.

I want to fundraise. How do I get started?

No problem, we’re here to help!

We get you started with your own, easy-to-edit fundraising page when you register for an event. Just check your registration email for your unique fundraising page link.

If you’ve run out of inspiration, give us a call for a chat and to get some ideas.

How do I know people will sponsor me?

You’ll be surprised how keen your family and friends will be to get behind you and support people living with dementia. Don’t forget to share your fundraising page on any social media profiles you have, like Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, and maybe even in an email to work colleagues.

Can I get a refund on donations?

Unfortunately, as part of our terms and conditions we won’t be able to provide a refund on donation/s unless otherwise determined by Dementia Australia in its sole discretion.

Rest assured, the donations received will still be honoured to help provide support to people living with dementia, their families and carers.

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