Where do my dollars go? Your donations go to support the programs and services of Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center; including the Regional Infant Hearing Program, Speech-Language and Audiology services and the Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
How much money do I need to race? Each team is required to hit a minimum fundraising mark of $400. This can be split among the four team members, raised through team fundraisers or solicited through local companies, friends/family donations.
Is my contribution tax deductible? Yes! A tax substantion letter will be mailed to the address provided by all online donors. This letter will indicate the amount of the gift as well as the tax year.
What if I receive Donations after the race? Wonderful! You are still able to turn them in. Simply mail them or drop them off to Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center. Our address is 11635 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
How do I register? Can I register online? You may register online by visiting www.chsc.org/bigwheelrelay. Your team name will be added to the site and you can then log in and customize your page. Once you are registered as the team captain, your teammates can go on to customize their fundraising page.
Do I have to have all of my racers names? It is important to have all of your teammate’s names along with their contact information and T-shirt size. This will allow Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center to reach them in case additional information is needed. This information will only be utilized by CHSC.
Can my friends and family race? Sure! They are welcome to join your team or they can form their own. Each team can only have 4 racers total and must be registered as part of your team.
When is my minimum donation due? Your team’s minimum fundraising of $400 must be turned in by the 1st of June to secure your team’s spot in the first round of heats.
Is my information secure? Yes. We take the security of your personal information very seriously and will never sell your personal information to any third parties.
What is the structure of the race? The Relay will be a bracket style tournament. Upon checking in each team will be assigned to a specific heat, pairing them against another team. From there, teams that win their heat will move forward in the bracket, with the winning teams reaching the semi final heats and the final championship race.
What is the weight/ size limit on the big wheels? Most adults will be able to fit on our big wheels. The weight limit as set by the manufacturer is 180 lbs. If you have specific concerns, please feel free to contact us.
Are there any activities going on during the races? Yes, food and drinks will be provided. There will also be corn hole, raffles, and other activities during the races.
Are there any team prizes for this even? Yes. You can win prizes for: Most Money Raised, Best Team Costumes, and Tournament Winner! We’ve also added a First Loser (First Team Out of the Competition)
Will my team know in advance what time our race is? No. Unfortunately we cannot predict the specific heat times for each team in advance. Each team should arrive 25 minutes prior to the start of the event in order to make sure the team is ready when the first heat begins.
After I lose one race am I out of the competition? Yes, the race is single elimination. However, there will be plenty of activities to keep you entertained if your team is eliminated, and the prizes for Best Team Costume and Most Money Raised are not tied to the race results.
How long is the race? Each race is allocated a 5 minute block on the schedule, and the track itself is roughly the length of half a city block.
Can my friends and family come watch? Of course!! It is a fun event that spectators are encouraged to attend.