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Did you read the FAQ?
What’s included in my registration?
Four days of hope, inspiration, and seriously stunning beaches. Training resources, confidence, and about 1500 new friends. The pride that comes with fighting for a cause, the satisfaction of doing a good thing…
Oh you mean, like, “the stuff?”
- An invite to our Packet Pickup Party, and daily after parties. Plus, FOOD—the kind that’ll make you glad you spent all day burning calories.
- Transportation for your island hopping tour: namely, ferries and busses to and from our start lines
- A style-defining swag bag complete with race tee, bib, and other pretty pink things you’ll love.
- The bling a weekend like this deserves: four gorgeous medals. One for each day, and a bonus 5”honker for those that tackle all 30 miles.
- Surprises. The good kind. Trust us, we’re full of ‘em.
When should I get there?
Immediately. It’s beautiful here.
But in case that doesn’t work for you: you’ll want to be in town at least Thursday through Sunday of race weekend.
If you decide to stay longer, you’ll be in good company. Tons of our peeps stick around after the blisters have healed and make the best weekend of their life, the best week of their life.
Besides, you worked hard and kicked some serious cancer-butt. We sure think a vacation is in order.
Where will I stay during race weekend?
Um, in paradise (aka the South Carolina lowcountry). Obviously.
More specifically: most people decide to stay on Hilton Head island. There, you’ll find thousands of hotel rooms, beach houses, timeshares, and villas to choose from. The Coligny Beach and Shelter Cove areas are probably the most convenient.
What if it rains?
A little rain won’t stop us but Pledge the Pink does have the right to delay, cancel, or suspend the race due to inclement weather or other potential safety risks. Participants must retire at once from the race if ordered to do so by event officials, medical staff, or any governmental authority, including firefighters and police officers. Pledge the Pink is not responsible for the event being cancelled due to a weather, terrorist, or other national emergency. No refunds, transfer, or deferments can be issued for acts of God or national/state emergency. IF for some reason we must cancel an event due to uncontrollable weather conditions or other emergencies, emails will be sent to all registered racers and announcements will be made on our website and through social networking channels.
What are the hours every day? Is there a certain time limit to finish the course?
Due to transportation logistics and tides, we have to adjust our start times based on the tides and transportation logistics.
You’ll need to be at the start line for instructions and announcements at least 15 minutes before START every morning.
FRIDAY we start at 9am from the Mansion at Haig Point. Our buses will take you from the Coligny Beach Parking Lot to Harbour Town where you will board the ferries on a first-come, first serve basis. Morning buses/boats will run from 6:45-8:45am and returns will run between 1-3pm.
SATURDAY we start at 9am on Callawassie Island. Carpooling to Callawassie Island is mandatory; only vehicles with at least four people per car will be allowed thru the gate. It takes approximately one hour to drive from Hilton Head to Callawassie.
SUNDAY we begin before the sun even gets up! We start at the Shelter Cove Waterfront Park in Towne Center at 6:30am and we’ll walk to the beach just as the sun rises. Ten miles later, you’ll be back at the Park for our after-party and Survivor Celebration.
Most people finish our 10 mile courses in 3 hours but you’ve got up to 4 hours to complete it, so enjoy!
The after-parties usually crank up 2 hours after the START and go for about 4 hours total.
Is my registration tax deductible?
Sorry, registrations aren’t tax deductible. It’s an IRS ruling out of our control. While we give all proceeds from the event to the cause—registrations count as “payments,” not contributions.
Because your registration buys your participation in the event, it’s classified as a purchase, not a gift.
However, individual donations (made independently from your registration) are 100% tax deductible. See our Donation Page for more information.
Is there discount for kids?
Children 12 and under receive a 20% discount, and any child under the age of 7 can register for just $25.
Will there be water/snack/aid stations along the course?
Yes, we have water and aid stations along the routes (all our course amenities will be shown in detail on our course maps, which are normally released in July). Our cool volunteers will have water, Powerade, snacks, Bandaids, sunscreen, and lots of high fives!
Will there be bathrooms?
We are tripling up on toilets this year! No more dancing at the start lines, we’ll have plenty o’ potties for yall! And we’re also adding more along the courses so make sure you enjoy all the beverages along the way!
Who should attend Pledge the Pink?
Seriously. Pledge the Pink is for everyone who thinks cancer sucks. Bring your besties, bring your kids, bring your mom, husband, neighbors, boss, barista, high school crush, George Clooney.
(Please, please bring George Clooney).
Whoever you bring, form a team! All ages and fitness levels are welcome, supported, and encouraged, here. We don’t care if you run, walk, crawl, or push a stroller across that finish line.
We just care about kicking cancers butt. Together.
“Whoa, this sounds expensive.”
We’ll play it straight with you: Pledge the Pink prices aren’t what they used to be. We’ve grown, and so have our goals. And so have the economic hurdles of shuttling 1,500 people around 3 islands, over the course of 3 days.
We want the whole world to join us for PTP weekend. But we also don’t want to skimp on what matters: the cause. We offer early bird pricing, for our pledges-in-the-know. But we can’t afford to cut ticket costs much further.
Because we’ve got $200,000 to raise. And every penny of our proceeds goes to fighting breast cancer.
In short: we don’t cut our rates, because we’re not ready to cut back on what makes PTP special: the one-of-a-kind race experience, and the justified sense that, just in signing up, you’ve made a difference.
“Whoa, this sounds cheap.”
When you consider boats, buses, food, bling, permits, and logistics—a three-day, three-island, race, under $300, is a steal.
We do it by constantly cutting overhead, soliciting sponsors anywhere we can get ‘em, and relying on a kickass force of dedicated volunteers.
The money goes to nonprofit health care providers and women who need it. We’re paid in the warm fuzzy feelings and sweaty hugs at the finish line.
Can my friends & family come cheer me on?
Yes, we love friends and family! We have a few guest seats available on our boats to/from Daufuskie, so if you have friends and family wanting to join us at Haig Point on Friday, you can buy them guest tickets after you’ve registered (we’ll send you an email with directions on how to do that)!
If your groupies want to cheer you on the other two days, we’d be tickled pink. In fact, we probably have a few things they can do for us while you’re out beatin’ feet. See if they might be interested in volunteering for an hour or so.
Can I walk with a stroller?
As long as they have cute babies in them! We love showing the kids how cool Pledge the Pink is, and how even cooler it is to exercise and help people!
Please note that our Sunday course includes about 7 miles on the beach, so you might want to bring a beach stroller. Our beaches are hard-packed sands, but 7 miles with a stroller is a long way!
Also, Coast Guard regulations require that EVERY person has a ticketed seat on our ferries to Daufuskie. So if you are bringing an infant and a toddler, you will need to purchase them two ferry tickets to ride with you on the boat. Even if they are going to sit in your lap.
Is there a survivor discount?
Having survivors at our races is important to us, and we would absolutely love to give discounts. Heck, we wish they could come along for free. But the end of the day: our priority is the cause. Your registration dollars don’t go towards lining our pocketbooks—they go towards women who need mammograms, or treatment. They go towards research. They go towards finding a cure.
We feel the best way to honor those who have been so personally affected by breast cancer, is to contribute everything we can towards putting an end to this disease. And we’ve made the (difficult) choice to cut discounts, with this in mind.
How else can I help?
Wow, super thoughtful of you to ask! Signing up for Pledge the Pink is already a HUGE deal. And we’d be eternally grateful if you recruited all your peeps to join you. The more registrants we have, the more money we raise.
Speaking of moolah, every year, our big-hearted pledges raise thousands more for the cause.
Fundraising isn’t required, but it sure makes a big impact. Every penny donated goes straight to mammograms for women in need. Learn more here.
What other races do you have?
While our big 4-day love-fest in Hilton Head is our signature event, we produce multiple virtual races throughout the year. The fun, goofy, and casual races keep our Pledge family active and help us raise money year-round.
What is a virtual race?
They are pretty darn cool. We come up with unique challenges, create training schedules, and design the most awesome bling possible. You pay like $25 or $30 to register, you train your tail feathers off (using our private Facebook group for support and accountability) and then you do your “race” whenever is convenient for you. Walk it, run it, bike it, crawl it. Your race, your rules. We’ll ship your bling and you can upload your celebration selfie when it arrives. Click here for more scoop.
Go here to see what our next virtual race is (where there will either be live registration or a ‘get notified of our next race’ opt-in)
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