PADRES PEDAL THE CAUSE DATE CHANGE | FAQ's
When is the next Padres Pedal the Cause main event?
We heard everyone’s concern on the November 1st date selection and we have decided to move the date of our signature event at Petco Park to a spring date for 2021 and beyond. In partnering with the Padres Baseball organization, our community and team leaders, we have concluded that a non-holiday weekend in the spring will be far more conducive to growing our event and fundraising for cancer research, while also continuing to provide a unique and exceptional event experience at Petco Park. Our team is working diligently to ensure that, with this change, our community is strengthened, and our organization and impact continue to grow. The official date will be announced in the early fall, at which time registration will also open.
When will registration open?
We will be securing and announcing the official date in early fall once the MLB 2021 schedule is released, and will aim to open registration during that time is well. We will keep the community updated throughout the process.
What if we have a team fundraiser before registration is open?
We encourage all teams and individuals to remain active in fundraising throughout the year. Team donations are accepted year round via the donate tab or by sending a check to the Padres Pedal the Cause office. Include a note with the team name and team ID and our staff will apply the donation to the team total. Teams will also have the option to start fundraising pages on the Padres Pedal website before individual registration opens to be able to send donations directly to the team page.
Will Padres Pedal host training events this summer?
Yes! We are working on potential training dates amidst the current COVID-19 situation and will be announcing dates as soon as we are able.
Will the course options stay the same? What about the Coronado Bridge?
We are working closely with our partners including the City of Coronado to design and permit courses and will aim to have a distance/ course option that will fit everyone's experience level.
What will registration fees and fundraising minimums be?
As we continue to evolve and focus on making a bigger impact on cancer research, we will be reviewing the fundraising minimums to match the course offerings. They will be similar to the levels we have had in the past.
How will the Padres baseball season effect the event?
We look forward to a lasting partnership with the San Diego Padres as we share a common goal of continuous growth, working together to accelerate cures for cancer right here in San Diego. By moving our event from November to the Spring, Padres Pedal the Cause has many new opportunities including consistency in a growing schedule and being able to collaborate with the San Diego Padres Baseball team during the season. This includes and is not limited to in game promotion, player involvement and community wide enthusiasm for the #1 team in San Diego making an impact on the #1 cause of death in San Diego.
I have support from my company now, how can we get involved?
Padres Pedal the Cause is a community of cancer fighters backed by incredible support from businesses across San Diego and beyond. Corporate involvement ranges from a team of participants to cash sponsorship to support the operating costs of the organization. If you and your company is interested in becoming a part of the Padres Pedal community please contact Megan Waddell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We look forward to accelerating cures for cancer with you.
EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO:
We will still be hosting events throughout the summer including training events, Road to Discovery events, happy hour fundraisers, lunch and learns, and World Without Cancer Day. Stay tuned for more details to come!