This year we are getting to the 250 hiker limit. Only the first 250 registering and getting to $100 will get a goodie bag. Last year there was not as much pressure on the timing with fewer hikers signing up.
The pledge page is really easy for folks to use - and it does not use PayPal (which is a service I happen to dislike). One just puts the pledge on their credit card and you are done. It is nice and simple. A few people wanted me to do it for them - so, they gave me a check. I went to the pledge page and entered it under their name but against my credit card.