faq

{frequently asked questions}

Is Point to Point a Non Profit Organization?
Point to Point is a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The Ulman Cancer Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The UCF’s Tax ID number is 52-2057636.
What are the age restrictions?
Our participants vary in age! Participants must be 18 years or older.
Where does the money raised go?
Point to Point is a program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF). The money raised by our runners and support drivers helps to provide direct service to young adults impacted by cancer.
How does running from Baltimore to Key West help 'fight cancer'?
The money raised by our P2P participants will support our vital programs and services such as patient navigation and the team helps raise awareness about the young adult cancer fight.
What kind of shape do I need to be in to participant in Point to Point?
You don’t need to be an athlete to enjoy Point to Point. We emphasize that this experience is not a race, but in order to ensure the enjoyment of your trip to the fullest, it is important to assess your personal level of fitness before applying. To ensure all participants feel as comfortable as possible on Point to Point, UCF provides a 12 week training program and safety manual for all to reference. Individuals who do not feel comfortable with the physical demands of running have an opportunity to apply as a support driver.
What are the fundraising minimums for participants?
The fundraising minimum for a runner is $4,500 and the fundraising minimum for a support driver is $1,000.
What is included in the fundraising minimum?
Each P2P runner and support driver is provided with 8 nights of lodging, meals, customized gear, a kickoff dinner in Baltimore, an arrival celebration in Key West, FL, and a platform to make a difference! 
How big are the running groups?
Running groups will average 2 to 6 runners.
What kind of support do you offer while on the trip?
We completely support you both on and off the road. We always have at least one volunteer support driver and one UCF staff in our support vehicles. They’ll fill up your water bottles, provide proper direction and make sure everyone is enjoying their run.
What if I don't reach the fundraising checkpoints or minimum?
The fundraising checkpoints are put in place to ensure no participant falls behind in their fundraising. The fundraising minimum will cover all of your costs on the trip, as well as sustain our vital programming. If an individual does not reach the minimum by the final deadline, he/she will be removed from the roster.
How do I train for this trip?
The UCF team helps by providing each runner with a 12 week training program, a platform to record miles, and encouragement to get miles in before send off!
Do I have to carry my own luggage?
All luggage will be held in the support vehicles while on route.
What is the role of a volunteer support driver?
The Point to Point run is a great experience that would not be possible without the help of our support staff. As a support driver, you will have a few daily duties: 1.) You will drive a suburban and lead your running group or, 2.) You will help navigate your driver using a cue sheet that will be provided, 3.) and You will provide support and encouragement to your running group for that day
What is the role of the multimedia volunteer?
Please check out our Multimedia Position Description for complete details.
What is the daily mileage covered?
Point to Point runners have the opportunity to run anywhere from 2 to 10 miles each day. Runners who wish to participate will have the opportunity to complete at least one long distance day during the trip.
Are there any volunteer/ service opportunities on the Point to Point trip?
All Point to Point participants will have the opportunity to visit at least one cancer center, where they will distribute chemo care bags to patients while touring the facilities. Participants may also have the opportunity to distribute a UCF scholarship along the route to Key West.