Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk is a BIG event with a lot of heart and a lot of moving parts. Here are the questions we receive most often to help you have the best experience possible!
What is the event going to look like due to COVID-19?
Out of an abundance of safety for the kids and families of Wisconsin, we are once again hosting a virtual event. We hope you'll join us this year and invite you to participate with us virtually through a series of challenges during the month of August. You can still form teams, participate in family-friendly activities and fundraise together. Join us for a good cause and fun for the whole family!
Do I have to raise money to participate in this event?
No, you do not. The run/walk serves two purposes for kids — it raises critical funds to pay for their care and it allows the community to come out in celebration and support of the kids we care for. We are grateful for every gesture of support, fundraising and participation. For those who feel shy about fundraising, be assured we have spent many years developing a system that makes it very easy to do. Your participant center will walk you through the simple steps and provide you with the tools you need. It is reassuring to remember that many people are eager to lend their support to a cause that directly benefits children, so don’t be shy about asking.
Can I earn prizes by fundraising?
Yes! We offer great prizes for those who fundraise. You start earning prizes once you've raised $250. You can learn more by visiting our fundraising page.
Can I raise money online?
Yes! Fundraising has been turned on its head by online tools and social media has made it easier than ever! Your participant center provides you with pre-written emails that you can send out to your network of friends and family, or you can write your own. We also offer two different apps to help you get the word out and raise money. Download the Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk app to your mobile device and install our fundraising app within Facebook to extend your fundraising efforts and make it easy for your friends and family to support you. With only a few clicks, both of these tools will help you communicate with your network and track your fundraising progress. Learn more about these apps and download them from your participant center.
How do I get a logo printed on the back of my t-shirt?
Form a team! All teams with 10 or more team members are eligible to submit backprint designs for their Briggs & Al's Run & Walk t-shirts. Designs must be submitted by Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 4:00 p.m.
To learn more about the backprint process and deadlines visit our Teams page
If I register as an individual, how do I get my shirt?
If you register as an individual, you will receive your shirt in the mail. For those who join a team after Tuesday, August 3 at 4:00 p.m., you will receive your shirt in the mail as well.
If I register for a team, how do I get my shirt?
If you registered with a team before Tuesday, August 3 at 4:00 p.m., you will need to coordinate a time to get your shirt from your team captain. All team boxes will be sent directly to team captains.
If you registered with a team after Tuesday, August 3 at 4:00 p.m., your shirt (without a backprint) will be sent to you in the mail.
What are the guidelines for submitting team back print artwork?
- Only teams with 10 or more members will receive a back print.
- Black-and-white (no color) electronic artwork only.
- Preferred formats: PDF, TIFF or JPEG files with a minimum resolution of 200 dpi.
- Maximum imprint area is 9 inches wide by 11 inches high for teams with a mix of adults and children.
- For adult-only teams, the maximum imprint area is 12 inches by 12 inches.
- Toddler shirts (4T) and smaller will not receive a back print.
- Children's Champ shirts will not receive a backprint.
Where does Briggs & Al's Run & Walk start and at what time?
From August 1 - September 18, new activities will be rolled out for the whole family to participate in. Make sure to download the event app and watch your email for these exciting updates and releases!
Where do I turn in my fundraising money?
Please donate online or send any monetary donations to Children's Wisconsin Foundation (MS 3050, PO Box 1997, Milwaukee, WI 53201). To qualify for prizes, donations but be turned in by Monday, September 20.
Will I receive an email confirmation if I register online?
All participants who register online will receive an email confirmation shortly after they complete the registration process. This confirmation means your registration has been received.
Who do I make my check out to if I want to make a donation?
All checks should be made payable to Briggs & Al's Run & Walk. Thank you for your support! You can mail any donations to the following address:
Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk
PO Box 1997 MS 3050
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Can I still turn in donations I receive after the event?
Yes, but unfortunately those will not count towards your eligibility for fundraising prizes.
Will there be any in person gatherings for this year's event?
There will be no in person gatherings for this year’s event. We encourage individuals to walk outside and tag us using #alsrun so we can see what you’re up to!