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Baby Steps: Frequently Asked Questions

Baby Steps: A Walk to Feed Hungry Babies is L.I.F.E. Houston's annual spring fundraiser!

 

Please check out our FAQ's below for more information about the event. If you have other questions that are not answered here, you can call Leah Roberts at 713.528.6044 or email her at lroberts@lifehouston.org.

 

Is there a registration fee?

No! This event is free to register.

 

What is included in my Baby Steps 5K registration?

Registration entitles all participants to walk entry, a goody bag, and entry to the walk kickoff and the post walk celebration.

 

Do children need to be registered, since there is no entry fee?

Yes, please register all walkers joining you!

 

Do I get a t-shirt? I want to show off my support for my littlest neighbors!

If you raise $100, you get a t-shirt! This is a per person goal, so if a family of 4 raises $400, then each member gets a t-shirt!

 

Is there a deadline to register?

There is no deadline to register. The last day to register online is Wednesday, May 17 at 12 pm. After that date, you have to wait until the day of the walkathon and register onsite. Early registration is strongly encouraged, since T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who register by the online registration deadline. Some t-shirts may be available at the event, but the size options will be limited.

 

What is the difference between team and individual registration?

When registering for the walkathon, you have the option of registering with a team or as an individual. A team can be 2 or more people.

 

Often families, companies, or organizations will choose to register as a team. This is a great way to combine your fundraising power!

 

How do I register for a team?

The team captain does not have to register each team member for the walk. Members of each team can register online for the event but they must have their team’s name and team’s password.

 

Are you trying to invite people to join your team? Check out the instructions here.

 

Did you already register and now you want to join a team? Click here for information about how to do that.

 

What is the post-walk celebration?

The post-walk celebration is an opportunity for all participants to celebrate the accomplishment of finishing the walk! During the celebration, participant awards will be announced and refreshments will be served, along with a host of family-friendly activities. The celebration will be located on the Campus Life Mall located across from Moran Center behind Crooker Center.

 

Am I able to fundraise for this event?

Absolutely! For information about fundraising, contact lroberts@lifehouston.org. The highest fundraising team and individual will be recognized at the event and will receive a certificate of recognition and a prize. All funds raised go directly to L.I.F.E. Houston and helps support our mission of feeding hungry babies.

 

  • If you don’t want to deal with cash or checks, please send your donors a link to our event page. When you click on Register, and then “Individual”, you will see an option to donate. Please ask your donors to include your or your team’s name, so we can make sure to count the donation toward your total! If you have questions, email Leah at lroberts@lifehouston.org or call her at 713.528.6044.

 

What are other ways I can help? I want to be a part of Baby Steps but I don't want to run or walk.

Come out and volunteer! We need lots of hands on the day of the event. We need a Spirit Squad to cheer our runners on, help with registration and refreshments, and other support. Check out our volunteer information page here for more information.

 

What are the awards that will be given out?

Awards will be provided at the post walk celebration to the Highest Fundraising Individual and Team, the Social Star-the individual who shares the most information about the event via social media, the First to Finish – the first walker to cross the finish line and the Jazzy Baby Buggy winner.

 

What is the Jazzy Baby Buggy Contest?

At L.I.F.E. Houston, we absolutely love babies! What better way to get them involved then by decorating one of their main modes of transportation – their buggy!  We want to encourage you to decorate your little one’s buggy (stroller) to the max! Bling it out, add balloons, toss some streamers on it-do whatever jazzes it up! Prizes will be awarded to the most creatively decorated buggies.

 

How do I get to the event site?

The University of St. Thomas is located at 3800 Montrose, Houston, TX, 77006. The campus is between Richmond and West Alabama off of Montrose Boulevard. The registration table will be located underneath the awning of Crooker Center.

 

When do I pick up my shirt?

Walk day shirt pick up and registration will both take place on the day of the event from 7:30am-8:30am. You can pick up your shirt at the registration table located underneath the awning of Crooker Center. We do not allow Team Captains to pick up t-shirts for their teammates. Please note that t-shirts cannot be mailed. Please have ID available for registration.

 

What about parking?

Parking is available in the parking garage located at 3807 Graustark. There is a $5 fee to park in the garage. Credit cards and cash are accepted. Free street parking is also available in certain areas. Please be mindful of the signs – some areas are restricted.

 
Am I able to refund my registration, or transfer my entry?

Registration for the Baby Steps 5K is non-refundable. We will not be able to transfer entries after 5 pm on Wednesday, May 4.  

 
What happens in the case of bad weather?

In the case of rain or mild weather problems, the walk will continue as scheduled with tents available for pre- and post- activities. In the case of extreme weather circumstances, participants will be notified of a cancellation 24 hours prior to the event. 

 
What time is everything happening?

          7:00 – 8:15 am           Registration & Pre-walk Kick off

          8:30 – 10:00 am        Walk (Runners start at 8:15)

          10:00 – 12:00 am       Post-walk celebration

 

Have a question that isn’t listed above? Feel free to email lroberts@lifehouston.com with any questions or concerns you might have.