Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register a team?
You can register online by going to www.dsfestivaland5k.com > Registrant and select either "Inclusive Parade Participant" or "Virtual 5k"  and then you will be able to create your team in the "Add Details" section of registration. You may also complete the Team Registration Form found under "Team Captain" and mail it to the DSACO office.

How do I register for the 5K?
Registration for the 5K is available at www.dsfestivaland5k.com > Registration.

How does the virtual 5k work?
The virtual 5k will take place starting upon registration, ending at noon on Saturday, Sept. 24th, allowing runners to enter their virtual time at their convenience. Run or walk a 5k at a location convenient for you and track your results. You can then enter your time on the website and download your finisher's certificate. 

How do I log my results?

  1. Login to your EnMotive account (be sure you're logging in under the email address associated with the registration)
  2. Click the 'My Account' tab in the upper right corner
  3. Scroll to your race registration you are trying to log results for
  4. If your event is allowing "virtual" results you will see a button 'Log Results' where you can enter in your finish time for the event you participated in virtually
  5. Once you have logged your results you are finished!
Do I have to pay a registration fee?
Virtual 5k registration is $40/person. The Festival and Awareness Walk are free and open to the public. However, we encourage donations in any amount to help us reach our fundraising goal of $200,000!

Should I have received a physical raffle ticket in the mail?

No, you will not receive a physical ticket. Instead, we will print your raffle tickets at the office with the information you provided with purchase and enter them into our raffle spinner for the drawing. We will draw winners on Saturday, September 24th at the Myriad Botanical Gardens during the Festival. You do not need to be present to win

When do I turn in my family team money?

To qualify for family team incentives, money must be received in the office by Sept. 9 for a staked sign, and Sept. 22 for all other team incentives. Otherwise, team money can be turned in at any point, including a few weeks after the event. See "Family Team" page for family team incentives. We ask that all money be turned in by Oct. 31.
You can bring donations to the team check-in table upon arrival at the Awareness Walk, however, they will not be counted toward family team incentives. Any additional money that is received after the day of the walk can be mailed to: DSACO Awareness Walk Teams, 521 W. Wilshire Blvd. Suite 130 OKC, OK 73116.

How are the funds used that are raised at the Festival and 5K?
Money raised at the awareness walk supports DSACO programs and resources. We would not exist without fundraisers like this one. These opportunities provide information and support for families and for people of all ages with Down syndrome. Funds raised from this event will directly support the following programs and resources:
• Kylee's Kitchen (teen/adult microwave-based cooking classes for independent living)
• Free Tutoring
• Family and Teen/Adult Events and programs
• Outreach to Medical Professionals
• Outreach to Oklahoma Schools
• New Parent Packets and Quarterly Breakfasts
• Parent-to-Parent Support Groups
• Self-Advocacy Workshops for Teens/Adults
• Support Groups for Children and Adults with Down syndrome
• Workshops featuring local & national speakers
• Scholarships for families to attend national conferences

How do I raise funds?
USE THE CONVENIENCE OF ONLINE DONATIONS. You can set up a personalized team page at www.dsfestivaland5k.com. It is quick and easy and only takes a few minutes to set-up. This allows supporters to donate to you online! To fundraising tips and ideas visit, https://dsaco.enmotive.com/fundraising-tips

Why should I fundraise for DSACO?
Money raised at the walk helps support DSACO activities and programs. We would not exist without fundraisers like this one. These programs and activities provide opportunities, information and support for families and for people of all ages with Down syndrome. DSACO makes available to its families and the community the following information and activities:

• Kylee's Kitchen (teen and adult microwave-based cooking classes for independent living)
• Free Tutoring Center
• Family Social Events such as Mommy Mingle, Holiday Party and Easter Eggstravaganza
• Self-Advocacy Workshops for Teens/Adults
• Social Groups for all ages
• New Parent Outreach and Quarterly Breakfasts
• Parent to Parent Support Groups
• Teen and Adult Self-Advocate events such as the Valentine's Banquet and Halloween Party
• Outreach to medical professionals and schools with accurate information about Down syndrome
• Workshops with local and national speakers for the benefit of caregivers/parents/educators
• Scholarships for families to attend the national convention and Buddly Walk on Washington



More team questions? Please contact the DSACO Office at 405.600.9981 or info@dsaco.org.