Frequently Asked Questions

Courage Medals - 2019

General Questions


This year there is a $25 registration fee for all levels. While we are starting this event as a virtual ride, you have the option to register as an “in-person” rider all at the same cost. Once we announce what our plans will be in early spring, all riders will have a fundraising minimum of $750 that will be required to be met by the time of the ride.

No, all participants have been converted to virtual riders.

Click here to see photos from Courage 2019. 

Click here to see photos from Courage 2018. 

Please contact the Courage Crew at or call Kelly Werner at 253-403-1387.

If you have to cancel, please understand that your registration fee is non-transferrable and non-refundable. 

Riders who raise $1,000 or more will become part of our Summit Club and will win a special Courage 2021 jersey or shirt. Other Courage merchandise will be available for purchase. Stay tuned for additional information.

Event Details


Courage is powered by the support of incredible volunteers. To ensure the safety of our community, we will be announcing in early spring if we will be returning to the mountain. At this time, we have no volunteer opportunities. Please check back in early April.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.  If you have any questions or are interested in potential opportunities for 2021, please contact the Courage crew at

If we are required to stay virtual, Courage will not be hosting an in-person ride. While we are shifting gears into the virtual world we are not slowing down. We enCourage everyone to get out and get active! Participants are asked to complete 415 miles. This can be by activities such as cycling, walking, running, kayaking, etc.

For a virtual rider there are no age limits! Anyone can get active for Courage and help to raise funds for Mary Bridge Children’s Child Abuse Intervention Department (CAID).

We will not be gathering in person this year so there are no formal roles for volunteers. All volunteers are encouraged to join us as virtual riders.

No need to track your miles. All goals are tied to fundraising levels that will be tracked through your participation center. You are welcome to join our Strava Clubs and have fun with others out and about.



If you are registering as a virtual rider, we have waived our standard $750 fundraising minimum. We encourage participants to climb their own fundraising mountain. If you are registering as a rider and we are able to return to the mountain, you will be required to fulfill the $750 minimum.

If we are able to safely return to the mountain, for those who choose to ride, their fundraising minimum must be met by Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

Will Courage offer ideas, tools and resources for fundraising and virtual fundraisers this year?

All fundraising will end on September 30, 2021. Check out our Fundraising tool kit for ideas and information on this year’s event.

The Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation Tax ID Number is 94-3030039.

Thank you for your support! All checks should be made out to Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation.

No, a donation made to your team does not count towards any team member's fundraising goal. Fundraising minimums are entirely based on an individual basis. We do know, however, that sometimes donations are made to teams instead of individuals by mistake. If ever you need to adjust who receives credit for that donation, please contact our team at

Absolutely! You can fundraise through September 4 to earn some great rewards.

There are a couple of different options:

  • Please reach out to your Courage Crew to make an arrangement. We are happy to meet you at our new office or wherever works for you.
  • You can also note it on your participant center and mail in a check for the cash donations that you receive.

Yes, donations are tax deductible.

Yes, they can donate online! They would just need to do a search for your team name or you on the Courage website and follow the prompts to give a donation. Be sure to share your fundraising page on your social media channels, this is one of the easiest ways for people to give.

100% of donor contributions to Mary Bridge Children’s Courage support Mary Bridge Children's Hospital Child Abuse Intervention Department (CAID). Read more on our your impact page.

Donations can be mailed to:

Mary Bridge Children's Courage
PO Box 5296
MS: 409-1-PHIL
Tacoma, WA 98415

To ensure you receive proper fundraising credit, please include this Donation Form with any donations you mail in. 

We sure can! Head over to our Fundraising Page for some helpful tips and downloadable resources. You can always email to get even more ideas from our fundraising pros as well!

Definitely! Utilizing your Participant Center is easy and the best way to reach your fundraising goals. You can also change your password, your username or update your personal information. Download our Participant Center How-To Guide to learn how to do all of this and more. 

We like where your head's at! Most employers have Matching Gift Programs to match charitable donations made by their employees. It’s easy to do and a great way to reach your fundraising goals even faster! Reach out to your HR department today to find out if your company has a Matching Gift Program so you can double your support for Mary Bridge Children's.



One of the many benefits of forming a team is riding or doing any type of activity with a group of people that share your passion for Mary Bridge Children's. Get inspiration from the Banana Slugs, one group that takes team spirit to the next level.

There is no minimum for how many members can be on a team - it can be as small or as large as you want it to be. 

You will need to form a team at the beginning of your registration process by selecting Form a Team option. If you have already registered as an individual, and would like to form a team, please contact the Courage crew at and we would be happy to create the team for you. Just send us your team name, contact information and your team’s fundraising goal, and we will get the team created!

There is no additional fee to form a team.

No, a donation made to your team does not count towards any team member's fundraising goals. Fundraising goals are entirely based on an individual fundraising basis. We do know, however, that sometimes donations are made to teams instead of individuals by mistake. If ever you need to adjust who receives credit for that donation, please contact our team at

Every team does need a team captain. A team captain’s role is to recruit others for their team, rally their team, assist their team members with fundraising efforts so everyone can reach their fundraising goal and get active for Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.

Fundraising is up to each individual; however, we have had teams do group fundraisers and split the proceeds among their team.

 Still have questions?

Let us know by contacting the Courage Crew at or call Kelly Werner at 253-403-1387.

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