Frequently Asked Questions-Team YEF
Got questions about the race on Team YEF? Find out more information here.
how do i register to run ?
Apply to Team YEF. When you register to run on behalf of Yorkville Educational Foundation, you receive a discounted race fee. Once you complete your registration, you will receive a coupon code and link to complete your race registration through the Fox Valley Marathon Website.
Decide on your race
Progressive marathon (not eligible for discount)
Complete your registration through the the Fox Valley Marathon website.
Make sure you sign up as a charity or club runner for your race choice
Use you discount code for your race (not included for the progressive marathon)
what benefits do i receive for being a team yef runner?
Fundraising support including a personal fundraising page
Race day running shirt
Private Facebook group for support and fundraising ideas
how much money do i need to raise?
We ask for $115, but you can always raise more! Remember, half of the money you raise goes directly back to the school of your choice, so everyone wins.
how do I collect donations and where do i send them?
Set up your personal online fundraising page. Your supporters can donate safely and securely through our website, and receive a tax donation letter and receipt.
Send donations directly to us via mail. Remember to include your name so that we can update your fundraising totals.
Yorkville Educational Foundation
602 Center Parkway #A
Yorkville, IL 60560
Contact us and will arrange a pick up for school fundraising
i need some help fundraising. what are some fun, easy ideas?
Share your personal fundraising page through your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Let people know why you’re raising money, and how the money will be used.
Ask your coworkers to support your cause.
Enlist your school’s community to help. Involve students, staff and principals. Here’s a few ideas to get you started
Hold a school wide Penny War! We’ll even count your change for you once your competition is complete!
Have a movie night at school. You can even sell popcorn and water to boost your fundraising
Have students cheer you on by asking them to color a shoe for a $1.00 donation. Ask us for a template and directions!
Ask your staff or students to bring you $1.00
Have a school wide raffle. Some great prizes include lunch with a teacher, principal for a day, or extra recess time
If you’re still looking for information, email us for additional ideas!