FAQ

Have questions about the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk?
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General Questions

Registration Questions

Donation Questions

General Questions

Where is the start and finish line? 
The Walk begins by the Manhattan Beach Pier. Participants walk south towards Hermosa Beach, turn around at the Hermosa Beach Pier, then return at the Manhattan Beach Pier.

How long is the Walk? 
The Walk from pier to pier and back is about 3.5 miles.

Where should I park?
As many of you know, parking at the beach can be challenging. Arrive early for spots on Manhattan Avenue, and check this site for lot information: www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com/mapparking. Please note: Manhattan Beach Boulevard will be closed from the Pier to Manhattan Avenue for the Pumpkin Races!

Will there be food and water, and is there a charge?
Yes, bottled water will be available courtesy of Caskey & Caskey. Food is available for purchase at any of the restaurants in downtown Manhattan Beach. Click on their website for more details: www.downtownmanhattanbeach.com.

Will there be any services for emergencies throughout the day?
Yes, the Manhattan Beach Fire Department and ambulance teams have been informed of the event and will be available when needed.

Where do I get my pumpkin and racing kit?
To learn more about the Pumpkin Races, visit  www.pumpkinrace.com.

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Registration Questions

Is there a fee to register? 
Yes, registration is $30 for each walker (younger children can also be registered if you’d like them to receive a walk t-shirt and gift bag (while supplies last)!

If I have pre-registered, do I need to check in somewhere?
Yes, check-in tables will be at the Manhattan Beach Pier’s lower parking lot off Manhattan Beach Boulevard (open at 8:00am). You must check in to receive your gift bag and t-shirt. Check in (11am to 6pm) on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28, we will also offer early check-in at the following locations:

  • Manhattan Beach SKECHERS retail store
  • Torrance SKECHERS retail store in Del Amo Mall
  • Redondo Beach SKECHERS retail store in South Bay Galleria
  • Promenade on the Peninsula in Palos Verdes (near the fountains and across from Good Stuff Restaurant)

Watch for early check-in updates on the home page and an email if you're registered as we get closer to the day of the Walk.

Can I register on the day of the Walk?
Yes, registration tables will be at the Manhattan Beach Pier’s lower parking lot off Manhattan Beach Boulevard beginning at 8:00am. On-site registration is $35. To avoid the rush, we recommend registering online.

For all questions concerning registration or team participation, please reach out to Brian Gehlbach at The Friendship Foundation. He can be reached at brian@friendshipfoundation.com or (310) 214-6677.

For all questions concerning corporate sponsorship, corporate sponsor walk teams and registration, please reach out to Anne Kelly at friendshipwalk@skechers.com or (310) 318-3100 x1186.

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Donation Questions

What can I do if a check is written out to me personally?
If a donation check has been written out to you, you may endorse the back of it and mail it in with a completed donation form found here.

Can I mail in a cash donation?
We prefer donations made via check or credit card and do not recommend mailing cash. However, if using cash is your only option, you may drop it off with a completed donation form at the following location:

Attn: Stacey Held
SKECHERS
330 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to my fundraising page?
Any donation made online should post to your fundraising page immediately. If your donation does not post within 24 hours, please contact us.

Where can I find my donation form to download, print and mail?
You can download it by clicking here.

Where can I find a list of the people who have donated to me?
Log in with your username and password to your fundraising page. On your page, there will be a list of all your donors as well your team members’ activities.

Can I make a donation to a registered walker or team?
Yes, just enter the person’s or team’s name on the donation page.

How does the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk use the contributions?
Proceeds from the Walk will go toward The Friendship Foundation’s ongoing programming for children with special needs, as well as our education foundations. (If you are donating to an individual or team, the money you donate will go to their designated organizations.)

As a donor, you may choose one of three options: 
     1. Select at least one organization.
     2. Divide your donation equally among all seven organizations.

Where should I mail donation checks?
Please print and complete the donation form found here and send with a check to:

Attn: Stacey Held
SKECHERS
330 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Who should I make my check out to?
Please make all checks payable to: The SKECHERS Foundation. Please make sure to include your completed donation form.

Are donations tax-deductible?
All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For Canadian donations made online with a credit card, will the amount entered be in U.S. dollars?
Yes.

Do all donors who mail their donations receive a receipt?
Any donor who mails his or her donation and provides an address will receive a receipt via mail once the donation has been processed.

Do all donors who contribute online receive a receipt?
Yes, anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email.

What is the tax ID number for the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk and how can I get it?
A tax ID number identifies a group as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Many donors will request this number to validate their donation as tax-deductible. You should use Tax l.D. 27-315-8320 (SKECHERS Foundation).

P2P Giveaway Rules
Click here for a list of P2P Giveaway Rules

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