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What is Team V?

Team V is the V Foundation’s official endurance training program. When you participate in a marathon or other endurance event to raise money for the V Foundation, you receive support from expert fundraising and training coaches. From the couch to the finish line, we’ve got your back!

What is the V Foundation?

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with one goal in mind: to achieve Victory Over Cancer®. The V Foundation has awarded over $260 million in cancer research grants nationwide.

Can I register for FREE? 

Yes! All participants can register for free, but you are required to meet the designated fundraising minimum.

Where does the money go? 

Funds raised will support the best cancer research. Grants are awarded through a highly competitive process led by a prestigious Scientific Advisory Committee. The committee ensures only projects with the most potential for success are funded.

Is there a fundraising minimum? 

Yes. All runners wishing to participate will be required to raise the minimum funds based on their registration type.

What are my registration options and fundraising minimums?

We offer four different types of runner registrations!

  • Runner (we provide the race entry) with a 2-night hotel stay - $4,500.
  • Runner (we provide the race entry) without a hotel stay - $3,500.
  • Fundraiser only (you have your own race entry) with a 2-night hotel stay - $3,000.
  • Fundraiser only (you have your own race entry) without a hotel stay - $2,000.

How do Matching Gifts work?  

By participating in your Matching Gift Program (where many companies match employee donations), you can double your impact to the V Foundation! Click here to find out more.

What logos can I use for my fundraising efforts?

Fundraisers are permitted to use the logos provided in the Team V Toolkit located in your participant center.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes! All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Can I give out tax receipts to my donors?

The V Foundation will issue IRS-compliant charitable tax acknowledgements for all donations made to the V Foundation. Please do not provide any kind of tax acknowledgements to your donors.

I received a check or money order. Where do I mail it?

Checks and money orders should be made payable to the V Foundation and be accompanied by the Offline Donation or Money Order Form that can be downloaded from your participant center. Please mail to:

the V Foundation
Attn: Team V – NYC Marathon
14600 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513

Can I mail in cash?

No. Please do not mail cash. If donors who have given cash contributions would like a gift acknowledgment for tax purposes, cash should be converted to a money order or a cashier’s check. Use the Money Order Form found in the participant center to list the money order amount, donor names and addresses, along with correlating gift amounts. A personal check may not be used for requesting individual tax acknowledgments for multiple donors.

What if I receive a check that has been made payable to me?

If your donor wants to receive a tax deduction for the gift, he or she will need to write a new check and make it payable to the V Foundation. Or you may cash the check and convert into a money order or cashier’s check, using the Money Order Form found in the participant center. If your donor does not need to receive a tax deduction for the contribution, you can endorse the back of the check as shown below and mail with the Offline Donation Form.

Your signature here
For deposit only to the account of the V Foundation.

How long will it take for an offline donation to be added to my fundraiser?

If a donation has been mailed to the V Foundation but has not been credited to your fundraising total within three weeks, please email teamv@v.org.

How do I connect my Fundraising Page with a Facebook Fundraiser?

You must first be a registered with us. To connect with a Facebook Fundraiser, log in to your participant center, and click to connect with Facebook. Accept Facebook’s permissions, and your new Facebook Fundraiser is created! 

How do I sign into my Fundraising Page?

Click here, and then click on the login button at the top right corner of the page. Then enter your email and password.