Virtual X Strides 2020 logoHere we’ve gathered some of the most frequently asked questions about the upcoming X Strides 2020 — Virtual, happening between now and September 27, 2020.

What is a virtual run/walk fundraiser?

A virtual run/walk is pretty simple. You sign up (including a free t-shirt!*) then you walk or run, scooter, skip, row, bike — whatever you choose! — on September 27, 2020. And if you can’t do it on the 27th, no problem, you can do it any time up until then and still participate.

If there’s no one place to go, won’t I look silly on my own?

Absolutely not! Almost everything has gone virtual this year, so we’re all used to using social media to come together. You can have friends or family join you or simply do your running/walking by yourself and share your experience with everyone through social media.

Or gather other individuals and create your own social-distance team. (When registering, each person can register individually, or one person can register multiple individuals with a single check out, i.e., single payment).

Whichever you choose, be sure to take photos of your training sessions, getting ready for your race, walking/running your race, and any post-race activities you may be doing! Share your photos with us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook — or all three — by using the hashtag #XStrides:

And remember: You’re not alone, because we’re all doing this together!

How do I join a team? And, do I have to join a team?

No, you do not have to join a team. When you go to register, there are two options: You can choose to register As an individual or Join a Team, which are participating NFXF Chapters and groups. You can also check out the current individual and team fundraisers. The registration fee ($30) is the same for either option. per individual, and all proceeds go to support the mission of the NFXF and our programs to provide education and awareness, community support, and research facilitation.

It takes literally less than a minute (per person) to sign up:

Join a Team:

  • Visit X Strides 2020 — Virtual.
  • Choose Register.
  • Choose Join a Team.
  • Choose from the list of participating NFXF Chapters or Team NFXF.
  • Add the number of individuals by clicking on the + (or – to remove).
  • Continue registering by following the instructions, which will ask for the name and info of each individual.

As an Individual:

  • Visit X Strides 2020 — Virtual.
  • Choose Register.
  • Choose As an Individual.
  • Add the number of individuals by clicking on the + (or – to remove).
  • Continue registering by following the instructions, which will ask for the name and info of each individual.

Then, armed with your own fundraising page, you can tell all your friends that you’re doing a virtual walk for Fragile X and ask them to donate! Use Facebook! Use Twitter! Use LinkedIn! Send an email to all your friends and family! Spread the word across your network … and know that your efforts benefit the entire Fragile X community!

Just imagine, if everyone were to join and get small donations from just five to 10 friends, we could reach our goal JUST LIKE THAT!

What if I don’t want to run or walk, but still want to help?

Visit X Strides 2020 Virtual and choose “Donate” to give directly to the X strides campaign.

So, wait, that’s it?

Yes. That’s absolutely it. Nothing else is necessary. You can make this as big or small of an event as you want. We’re all in it together…and Together, We’re Stronger!

*The cut-off date to register and receive your t-shirt has already passed. If you haven’t yet registered, you will receive your t-shirt, but it will most likely arrive after September 27, 2020.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER