Terms and Conditions

Runners who wish to receive a guaranteed entry

Applications are processed on a first come basis. Once our team spots are filled up remaining applications will be put on a waiting list. If there are dropouts, we will fill them from the waiting list in the order they were received. Once your application has been approved you must register with Race Roster before September 15, 2023 in order to secure your guaranteed entry.

FUNDRAISING MARATHON ENTRY COMMITMENT: A $1,000 minimum donation is required to join Team Believe and receive an invitational entry for the 2023 TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon. If you are accepted onto the team, a valid credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Amex), in your name and valid through November 2023, must be provided upon acceptance for Team Believe. On October 6, 2023, the fundraising minimum will be due. On October 6, 2023, your credit card will be billed for any balance due to reach the fundraising minimum of $1,000. Age Requirement is 18 years old, parent consent/doctor note may be required if you do not meet the minimum age.

FUNDRAISING HALF MARATHON COMMITMENT: A $500 minimum donation is required to join Team Believe and receive an invitational entry for the 2023 TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon. If you are accepted onto the team, a valid credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Amex), in your name and valid through November 2023, must be provided upon acceptance for Team Believe. On October 6, 2023, the fundraising minimum will be due. On October 6, 2023, your credit card will be billed for any balance due to reach the fundraising minimum of $500. Age Requirement is 16 years old, parent consent/doctor note may be required if you do not meet the minimum age.

FUNDRAISING 5K RUN/WALK COMMITMENT: A $250 minimum donation is required to join Team Believe and receive an invitational entry for the 2023 TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon. If you are accepted onto the team, a valid credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Amex), in your name and valid through November 2023, must be provided upon acceptance for Team Believe. On October 6, 2023, the fundraising minimum will be due. On October 6, 2023, your credit card will be billed for any balance due to reach the fundraising minimum of $250.

FUNDRAISING VIRTUAL RUN COMMITMENT: A $300 minimum donation is required to join Team Believe and receive an invitational entry for the 2023 TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon. If you are accepted onto the team, a valid credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Amex), in your name and valid through October 2023, must be provided upon acceptance for Team Believe. On September 22, 2023, the fundraising minimum will be due. On September 22, 2023, your credit card will be billed for any balance due to reach the fundraising minimum of $300.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

You may cancel your participation with Team Believe for the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon, waiving your responsibility for your minimum, any time on or before August 1, 2023. You must contact the Children Believe Fund Development and Communications office, in writing, on or before the cancellation date.  After August 1, 2023, you are responsible for raising the minimum pledged, even if for any reason, including injury, you are unable to run in the marathon. Donations raised and received by our office will not be refunded, even if you cancel before August 1, 2023.

MATCHING GIFT POLICY:

Many companies match employees’ charitable contributions. You can check with your employer to see if your company has this program and ask your donors if their employers match gifts. Many companies issue matching gift checks quarterly or semi-annually, therefore, it is your responsibility to contact the matching company to ensure the check will be issued before October 6, 2023. If the company’s match cycle is past October 6, 2023, the donation may not count toward your minimum.

2023 TCS TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON REGISTRATION:

Children Believe will inform you of the details of how to receive your official race number after your Team Believe application is accepted. The TCS Toronto Marathon race fees will be covered by Children Believe as a benefit of running with the team. You will be provided a code to use during your TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon online registration.

RELEASE FORM AND CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT:

In consideration of my accepting this entry, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against Children Believe and sponsors for any and all injuries suffered by me in said event. I further attest and certify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for competition in this event, and a licensed medical doctor has verified my physical condition. I also grant permission for use of my name and/or photograph or voice in broadcast, telecast, print or any other account of this event. I agree to collect the fundraising minimum for Children Believe by October 6, 2023. If I have not reached the minimum in sponsorships by that date, I will be personally responsible for the balance owed. I understand that unless I cancel by August 1, 2023, Children Believe reserves the right to bill the balance I owe to my credit card on October 6, 2023.

Runners who have already received entry

FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT: A $200 minimum donation is required to join Team Believe. This will entitle you to all benefits of team membership. A valid credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Amex), in your name and valid through November 2023, must be provided upon acceptance for the Children Believe’s Marathon Team. On October 6, 2023, the fundraising minimum of $200 will be due. On October 6, 2023, your credit card will be billed for any balance due to reach the fundraising minimum of $200.

CANCELLATION POLICY: You may cancel your participation with Team Believe for the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon, waiving your responsibility for the $200 minimum, any time on or before August 1, 2023. You must contact the Children Believe Fund Development and Communications office, in writing, on or before the cancellation date. After August 1, 2023 you are responsible for raising the $200 minimum, even if for any reason, including injury, you are unable to run in the marathon. Donations raised and received by our office will not be refunded, even if you cancel before August 1, 2023.

2023 TCS TORONTO WATERFRONT MARATHON REGISTRATION: Children Believe is NOT responsible for obtaining your official race number. The TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon charges a $140 Marathon Entry Fee, $110 Half Marathon Entry Fee, $55 5K Entry Fee, and $60 Virtual Entry Fee for participants. These fees do not count toward your fundraising commitment.

RELEASE FORM AND CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT: In consideration of my accepting this entry, I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against Children Believe and sponsors for any and all injuries suffered by me in said event. I further attest and certify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for competition in this event, and a licensed medical doctor has verified my physical condition. I also grant permission for use of my name and/or photograph or voice in broadcast, telecast, print or any other account of this event. I agree to collect a minimum of $200 for Children Believe by October 6, 2023. If I have not reached the minimum in sponsorships by that date, I will be personally responsible for the balance owed. I understand that unless I cancel by August 1, 2023, Children Believe reserves the right to bill the balance I owe to my credit card.

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