Heart of Detroit Run/Walk Information

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Heart of Detroit Team Leader,

Team leaders will confirm with TYC that they will be a leader and if they will walk for The Youth Connection
Team leaders are asked to raise a minimum of $300.00 in donations
Team leaders can walk or sponsor a TYC youth to walk but raise the donations
Team leaders are asked to recruit ten or more team walkers/runners & raise a minimum of $3,000/team

NOTE: Each walker/runner is asked to identify a goal amount that they will raise
(suggested minimum $300.00)

You MUST register online or by mail:

1. Click here to register online. In order to walk/run/wheel, you must register with the Heart of Detroit.

Please note the $3.25 processing fee applied to each online registration.

Be sure to select "The Youth Connection" from the
'HOD Charity Teams' drop-down menu at bottom of Registration Page.



Complete the registration information

Number of people you are registering for
Current event fee
Email address
First Name
Last name
Street Address
Postal Code
Event T Shirt Size
Credit Card Information
Billing Name and Address
Scroll down and select "The Youth Connection" 


You will be asked to confirm your registration information. Once confirmed you will receive a 'Thank you for registering' confirmation.



Please ask your walkers to forward a copy of their individual registration confirmation to you and email an additional copy to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


To register by mail:



Complete a TYC Heart of Detroit Registration Form each walker/runner/wheeler on your team.· Click here to download a copy. Enclose a check made payable to 'The Youth Connection.'


Give each walker/runner/wheeler the following forms:



Fundraising tips and information - Click here to download a copy.



Fundraising donation record showing whom has donated - Click here to download a copy.



Sample fundraising letter - Click here to download a copy.



Tax deductible form to give to those whom donate


All funds collected should be returned to the Youth Connection (Dr. Grenaé Dudley).


We would appreciate a status report prior to the race which will encourage you, as the Team Captain, to be in touch with all those raising funds for The Youth Connection.




Step 1: Team Leaders and the Walkers on their team will solicit for donations/pledges for The Youth Connection and complete a Pledge form.

NOTE: Each walker is asked to identify a goal that they will raise with a suggested minimum of $250.00

Step 2: Team Leaders and their Walkers will then collect the donations/pledges.  Donations can be by cash, check, or on-line.

Step 3: Team leaders will keep track of what their team is raising and report in hand donations to TYC on:

  • May 4, 2012
  • May 25, 2012
  • June 15, 2012

Step 4: Record your list of Donors/Pledges:  Link to Heart of Detroit Run On-line Pledge Sheet




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