THE SFoR LETS YOU, YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS, CLASSMATES, AND CO-WORKERS DECIDE WHICH NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS BENEFIT FROM OUR EVENT!

THE FESTIVAL OF RACES PROVIDES THE EVENT.
YOU SOLICIT AND SUBMIT THE PLEDGES.
YOUR FAVORITE NON-PROFIT BENEFITS!

Community Walk

Our "all are welcome" policy toward non-profit fundraising through the Tops Friendly Markets Community Walk and other events at the Syracuse Festival of Races was established in 2000 with two goals in mind.  The first is provide the opportunity for any interested non-profit organization to benefit from the Syracuse Festival of Races.  The second is to enable Festival participants themselves to choose what non-profit organizations will benefit from our event each year. Participating non-profits  raise funds and visibility through their pledge-centered participation in the event. Since 2000, scores of participating groups have reaped the benefits of participation, raising well over $150,000 for their programs and services.

GROUP REGISTRATION: There is no charge to register your organization for the Tops Friendly Markets Community Walk. To do so, please contact Dave Oja at daveoja@festivalofraces.com and provide the following information:

  • your organization's name
  • your name and contact information
  • whether or not your group would like to register for FREE table space at the event on race morning
  • approximately how many Syracuse Festival of Races participants you expect your organization to have

We'll be happy add you to our list of participating non-profits for the current year and provide you a couple of pledge envelopes and a supply of individual entry/pledge forms.

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION: Each individual planning to participate in the Tops Friendly Markets Community Walk should complete an individual entry form and submit it with a check for the appropriate entry fee. Prior to the morning of the event, the entry fee for the Walk is $5.00 for those 17 years of age or younger, and $10.00 for those 18 years of age or older. On race morning, the entry fee is $15.00 per person regardless of age. All registered entrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, bib number, and post-race refreshments.

If you're planning to walk or run in this year's SFoR but don't already have a non-profit in mind, please have a look at
our list of participating non-profits and consider raising pledges on behalf of it.