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Race to Stop MS

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum fundraising requirement?

Yes. Once accepted into the program there is a fundraising minimum for each event. They are:

NYC Half-Marathon: $1,500
NYC Triathlon: $2,500
New York City Marathon: $4,000

What is a supporter?
A supporter is a team member who secures their own entry into the NYC Half-Marathon, NYC Triathlon or the New York City Marathon. They can still sign up and get the benefits of the Race to Stop MS program. The fundraising minimum for each event are below:
NYC Half-Marathon: $500
NYC Triathlon: $1,000
New York City Marathon: $1,500

Where do I send my donations?
Please forward your donations in the form of a check or money order to:

National MS Society
Attn: Race to Stop MS
PO Box 10123
Uniondale, NY 11555

*Please do not mail cash

Who do I make checks payable to?
Make checks payable to Race to Stop MS. Also remember to include the participant's name and the event in the memo section of each check.

What is my Participant Center?
Every Race to Stop MS participant receives an online fundraising account that is accessed through the Participant Center. Online fundraising accounts enable participants to create a personal Web page, provide e-mail tools to solicit donations and allow you to track your fundraising.

What do I do if I am experiencing issues with my Participant Center?
If you are using Internet Explorer 11, some aspects of the Participant Center won’t function properly. Click here to see which version of Internet Explorer (IE) you have.

If you have IE 11, you will need to use a different browser to use the Participant Center. Mozilla FireFox and Google Chrome are two free, trusted browsers that fully support our software. To download, click the links below and follow the instructions:

Mozilla FireFox

Google Chrome

If you continue to experience issues, please contact us at 212-463-9791.

How long does it take for checks to show up in my Participant Center?
It depends how many checks the office receives and how close it is to the event. Checks that are mailed prior to the event can take two to four weeks to show up on your account. To avoid the wait, always encourage your donors to sponsor you online. Online donations are safe and easy.

What if my company wants to match my donations?
To take part in the Matching Gifts Program, please visit your Human Resources Department and ask for a Matching Gift form. Make sure you include your name so we can apply the match correctly. Please include a printout of the online donation or a copy of the donation check if possible. Send the completed form to:

National MS Society
Attn: Race to Stop MS Matching Gifts
733 Third Avenue, Third Floor
New York, NY 10017

Click here for more information on matching gifts.

What is the Tax ID for the National MS Society NYC – Southern NY Chapter?
The National MS Society Tax ID # is 13-2835721. Official 501(c)(3) letters and W-9 forms are available by request.

Are donations tax deductible and how do I get a receipt?
Yes. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Your cleared check or credit card transaction serves as a receipt. Donors giving $250 or more will automatically receive an acknowledgement from the National MS Society by the end of the calendar year in which the donation was made.

If you still can’t find the answer to your question after reviewing the above information, please feel free to contact our office at or 212-463-9791.


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