Below are some of our more frequently asked questions, if you don't see your question below, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll do our best to get you your answer.
I want to register as a member of a team, but I didn't see my team listed.
Your Team Captain may not have registered yet. Contact your Team Captain to see if they have registered, or if the team name has changed.
Can I register a family member?
Yes. When you reach the "Registration Details" of the registration process you will see the "Save & Add Another Participant" button at the bottom of the page. If you choose to do so, you should enter that person's contact information, including a unique email address. You can register up to 10 people.
Why did I get an email saying I am registered?
Someone from your team registered you for the walk. See the question below for information on logging into your Muscle Walk Dashboard.
Someone registered me. How do I log into my Dashboard?
If someone registered you and provided your email address, you will get an email indicating that you've been registered for Muscle Walk and providing a link for you to verify your account. Once you've changed your password you can log into your Dashboard and start fundraising.
I heard there is a Muscle Walk mobile app - what does it do?
The app is your key to participating in the full event experience. Download it today on your mobile device and you can:
How do I get the mobile app?
Who do I contact if I need help with the website?
Please contact email@example.com for assistance.
Please note that MDA Muscle Walk events vary slightly. Check your local event's page for specific details and exact start times.
How long is the Muscle Walk?
Most Muscle Walk events have approximately a one-mile celebration route.
What happens if it rains on walk day?
Muscle Walk events are rain or shine, so you may need to bring an umbrella or a poncho. In the event of severe weather, MDA staff may cancel or postpone an event. This information will be communicated through an event email and on the event homepage.
Are the routes accessible to people who use wheelchairs or scooters?
Yes. All of our routes are accessible for participants in wheelchairs or scooters, as well as families with strollers or wagons.
Does it cost anything to participate in the walk?
Registration for the event is free. We encourage everyone to fundraise, and each walker who raises $100 will get a participant T-shirt. You may also qualify for other great prizes as you continue to fundraise.
How can I get a participant T-shirt?
During your online registration, you will indicate what size t-shirt you would like. Each registered walker who raises a minimum of $100 online will receive a t-shirt. Offline donations (checks, cash, etc.) will be added to your online total 5-7 business days after receipt at our National MDA office.
When will I receive my t-shirt?
What if a friend wants to come along at the last minute and isn't registered?
No problem. They can register the morning of the event as a team member or individual walker at the event check-in/registration tent.
Can I bring my dog?
Some sites have restrictions on dogs. Visit your event website to find out.
A customizable Participant Dashboard is available to each registered participant.
How do I log into my Dashboard?
Click on the "Login" link at the top of the screen. Spaces to enter your email and password will pop up. If you still need assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I log into the mobile app?
Open the app on your phone and use the same login credentials created when you registered. Spaces to enter your email and password will pop up. Remember to click the box to use facial recognition or your phones touch features to make logging in easier the next time you visit. If you still need assistance, email email@example.com.
Is my username and password the same as last year?
Your username is the email you used to register. If you don’t remember your password you can reset by clicking on the “Forgot Password?” link and you will receive an email with your information.
What do I do if I forgot my password?
You can reset your password at any time. Click on the "Forgot Password?" link on the website or in the mobile app and you will receive an email with your information.
What can I do in my Dashboard?
What can I do in the mobile app?
Is there a fundraising minimum?
Registration for the event is free. We encourage everyone to fundraise, and each walker who individually raises $100 will get a participant T-shirt. You may also qualify for other great prizes as you continue to fundraise.
How do I raise money?
Once you register, you'll receive a link to your personal Dashboard, where you can create a customized Web page and send donation requests via email or share your page on social media. Or if you prefer you can download the MDA Muscle Walk mobile app and fundraise “on the go”. MDA staff are ready and willing to help you brainstorm fundraising ideas and events.
Where does the money I raise go?
The dollars we raise together enable MDA to fund research breakthroughs across diseases, care for kids and adults from day one, and empower families with services and support. Visit https://www.mda.org/about-mda/our-impact to learn more.
Does the money I raise help people in my community?
Yes. The funds raised in your local community, including Muscle Walk, help individuals with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases in your community and in hometowns across America. These funds help accelerate research breakthroughs, provide state-of-the art care and support and send local kids to the best week of their year at MDA Summer Camp.
How do I donate to someone online?
To make an online donation, follow these steps: 1) Click the "Donate" button in the center of the page under the banner 2) Search for the person you want to support by name; 3) Select donate next to the person's name you’d like to support
To whom do I make checks payable?
Make checks payable to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
How do I turn in money/checks/donations?
It is preferred that you send in the offline donation form and your donations to the National MDA office when you receive them so MDA can post your donations to your personal page within 7-14 days of receipt. Email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to mailing in donations.
I have donations, but I am unable to participate in the event.
You can still turn in donations and be eligible for all the incentives as if you were there the day of Muscle Walk. Simply reach out to email@example.com for the address to the National MDA office.
What if my company wants to match my donations?
Contact your company's human resources department to find out if your company has a matching gifts program, or search mda.org/get-involved/matching-gifts. Encourage your donors to do the same.
I am unable to participate on walk day but would like to fundraise. How do I do this?
You can still register and fundraise online or make a general donation. Celebrate with your team on a date and location that works for you.
What is the Circle of Strength?
MDA's Circle of Strength is an exclusive group of participants who go above and beyond in their fundraising efforts. To join the Circle of Strength in 2022, raise $500 or more. As a registered Muscle Walk participant, you will qualify for the Circle of Strength item at the $500 fundraising level, as well as one of prizes based on your fundraising total.