Walk Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the walk?
For those walking on the official course, each lap is one mile long, and we suggest setting a goal of completing two laps. So wherever you are, two miles is your goal.
Is there a registration fee?
Yes, there is a $40 Early Bird registration fee (kids: $20) that includes lunch and a walk t-shirt. Early Bird pricing ends Sept 5th. If you register after Sept 5th, the price goes up to $50 and you are not guaranteed a shirt. You can register here.
Do I have to fundraise?
While it's not required to start your own fundraiser, we strongly encourage it! This is a fundraising walk, and we greatly appreciate every dollar raised. We recommend each individual set a fundraising goal of $250. We also have prizes for the Top Individual Fundraiser and Top Team! Join the competition and be a winner!
I can't make it to Pleasanton on Sept. 28th. Can I still participate in the walk?
Absolutely! You can register as a Virtual Walker and still participate and create your own fundraising page to be part of the fun from afar!
Is there a fundraising minimum?
Though a registration fee is required to participate, it is not required for everyone to fundraise. We encourage all participants to fundraise! Upon registration, you will be given the option to join a fundraising team or fundraise as an individual.
Where can I mail cash/check donations?
You can mail any offline donation to our office at any time. Please include a note with the name of the walker who should be credited with the donation so we can process it correctly. Please note that donations received after the start of the walk will not count towards Top Individual Fundraiser or Top Fundraising Team.
Early Alert Canines , ℅ 2•4•1 Walk
1641 Challenge Dr., Ste 300
Concord, CA 94520
How do I get matching gifts from my employer?
Matching gifts can help double and sometimes triple your contribution! Many companies have gift matching opportunities. Please check with your employer to find out if matching gifts are available.
Who do I make checks out to?
Please make checks payable to Early Alert Canines. Donors can give online by credit card through your personal page or team page, or by clicking the donate button at the top of this page.
Can I turn in donations the day of the event?
Absolutely! Just come to the registration/check-in tent upon arrival. Any money submitted after 10 am on the day of the event (9/28) will not count towards top fundraiser prizes.
Can I walk and volunteer?
Yes, you can absolutely help volunteer and participate as a walker! Visit our Volunteer Page for more information or contact your local staff for more information.
How many people form a team?
Typically a team has three or more individuals. There is no limit as to how large a team can be!
Should everyone walking register?
Yes, everyone participating in the 2 Feet • 4 Paws • 1 Cause Walk should register and fill out a waiver form. Children must register as well.
What if it rains?
We walk rain or shine! Please bring the appropriate gear. In the event of extreme weather (rain, wind, etc.) we will make a formal announcement by email, on Facebook and on our website as to any changes in the event.
Are dogs allowed at the walk?
Service dogs, dogs in training, and career changed dogs are encouraged to join us! The well-being and safety of our working dogs is our top priority.
Please follow these guidelines when determining if our event is right for your dog:
No female dogs in heat.
Dogs attending must be social and friendly with other dogs and people.
Dogs attending must be comfortable in crowds.
Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations. This means puppies must be six (6) months old and have completed their full set of puppy vaccinations, including rabies.
All dogs must be kept on a leash, no longer than 6 feet, at all times (no retractable leashes).
Dogs must be ready to have a good time, exhibited by lots of tail wagging!
Dogs who display aggressive behavior, as determined by Early Alert Canines volunteers or staff, will be asked to leave.
Can I bring a stroller?
Yes! This is a family-friendly event and children of all ages are welcome. Please be sure and register kids, too!
What are the guidelines for the team t-shirt contest?
Our guidelines are easy: be creative, use our logo (walk or regular logo), and please keep your shirts appropriate. You can read the full guidelines here.
If you have questions or want more information, feel free to reach out!
Our office is open M-Th 10 am - 3 pm
Or reach out to Lauren, our development manager: LBurke@EarlyAlertCanines.org