How much does registration cost?
Registration will be $7.50 for Tour-de-Sock and $13.00 if you choose to register for Tour-de-Sock and our sister game, Sock Sniper, at the same time. From this amount, the Race Organizer will deduct Paypal fees and shipping costs for the prizes at the end of the game. The remaining amount will be donated to Doctors without Borders. It is the goal of the Race Organizers to keep overhead as low as possible to maximize the donation to charity at the end of the game. The Race Director, referees, and designers are not making any money from this competition and are working strictly as volunteers. An Income Statement will be released at the end of the game so all participants will know how much was raised, where the expenses went and how much was donated.
What if I don’t qualify for a subsequent stage? Do I still get the rest of the patterns?
Yes, with your registration, you are assured of receiving all six sock patterns. The username and password that you receive when you register will still work, even if you are no longer actively in the race.
What if I’m not such a speedy knitter?
Register anyway! Get the patterns and support a great cause! This is also a really fun knit-along! Cheer for your favorite racers and teams along the way!
What if I’m a beginning sock knitter?
The patterns in this contest are designed to be challenging, but you should register anyway! Flex your knitting muscles and try something you may have been intimidated by before. I’m sure other racers will be happy to answer questions along the way!
Can I join a team even if I'm not really fast?
Certainly! Just be honest with the other racers when you are forming teams about your goals. If you're in it for the social aspect, not the race, there will be other like-minded knitters.