Team Challenge

planet fitness team Boots for troops 5k

THE PURPOSE

Foster relationships, build community, strengthen “teamwork” environment, and promote health, fitness, and FUN — All while showing love and support for our U.S. Service Members both past and present. 

Compete against other companies/nonprofits/groups to build a healthy and friendly rivalry! Military style boots are encouraged but NOT mandatory.

 

WHO CAN MAKE A TEAM

  • Family & Friends
  • Small businesses
  • Nonprofits
  • Corporation clubs/fitness centers (gyms)
  • Family & friends of the company and its employees
  • Family & friends
  • Church groups
  • Sports Teams
  • Schools
  • Running, cycling, or triathlon clubs

 

EVENT DETAILS

  • DATE: Saturday, Nov 18, 2017
  • TIME: 9:00 a.m.
  • LOCATION: Harlinsdale Farm, Franklin TN

BENEFITS

  • Increase employee wellness and engagement
  • Foster teamwork and team building
  • Support corporate give back programs
  • Promotes group pride
  • Foster community goodwill
  • Reduce health care costs
  • Complementary training programs
  • Early team packet-pick
  • Increase brand awareness

 

TEAM AWARDS AND RECOGNITION  

  • Biggest Team: The team with the greatest number of pre-registered participants
  • Most Patriotic Team: Bring your flags, wear your red, white, and blue… Our volunteers will choose the team that they think came ready to show their love and support for our troops. 
  • Most Team Members in Boots: The team members are encouraged to lace up boots (NOT mandatory), however, the team with the greatest number of participants in boots will win the prize!
  • Top TEAM Fundraiser: Team with the highest amount of money raised as of midnight 11/17/17
  • Top Individual Fundraiser: The #1 individual fundraising as of midnight 11/17/17

 

THINGS TO KNOW 

  • Teams must have six or more pre-registered participants to be eligible for team awards.
    • Teams may be comprised of runners, walkers, and registered kids.
  • Biggest Team Award will be determined based on those pre-registered before Race Day.
  • Teams with six or more pre-registered may set up a team tent in our corporate team staging area.
  • If a team happens to receive a registration discount code anyone registered before the team setup, will NOT be refunded discounted registration fees.

 

Awards

  • Team Trophy for each of the above categories.
  • Awards announced race day

 

HOW TO CREATE OR JOIN A TEAM 

Step 1: Choose a team captain
Create a corporate team on our registration page

Step 2: Recruit employees and their family/friends to join your team!

Step 3: On race/event day Ruck, Walk or Run at your own pace and meet up with your team members at the finish to celebrate and cheer on others as they finish.

IMPORTANT:  In the team description please note the name of your business/company if it isn’t in your team name.

*Note: Team members CAN walk or run at their own individual pace — You do NOT have to start and finish as a team.

 

HOW TO RECRUIT

  1. Set an achievable goal for number of participants
  2. Designate a team captain
  3. Start with people in your company that already walk and run
  4. Approach those who are already passionate about healthy movement and see if they will become a leader and motivator for your companies group
  5. Recruit as many employees, family members, and friends.
  6. Set up a TEAM event Facebook or Group page to encourage participation and community.

An award will be given to the top Team with the most pre-registered participants so try to get everyone on board.

WANT TO MAKE AN EVEN BIGGER IMPACT? 

Your team can fundraise for Medals of Honor. Every $10 raised sends a Remembrance Package to the family a fallen service member. $75 sponsors a surviving family member, active duty or veteran to an endurance event. Fundraising is not required but it is greatly appreciated.

Getting Started

  • Use your team to fundraiser for Medals of Honor
  • Go to https://www.crowdrise.com/BootsforTroops5K
  • Personalize your Crowdrise fundraising website by clicking “Setup Your Fundraiser”
  • Invite your team members
  • Share your fundraising website EVERYWHERE
  • Put it on every social media site
  • Recruit friends/family to put your link on their social media
  • Include link in your email signatures
  • Create cheap/free business cards that have your link
  • Every time you post about training, include your link

About Fundraising: Every donation is 100% tax deductible and donors can use the email they receive from “Network for Good” as their receipt for tax purposes.

 

Got Questions? Email us at  info @ medalsofhonor.org

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