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Miles Perret Cancer Services



2013 Team Info



   
GEAUX TEAM!
Teams are a great way to get your family, friends, and co-workers together for a great cause and a great time! Teams are easy to start on our registration page! Check out our most frequently asked team questions below. Call us at 337.984.1920 if we haven't answered your question!
*Note: Nov 21st is last day to start or add team members.




TEAM INFORMATION:

How many people do you need to create a team?
You must have 5 or more people to make a team. There is no maximum size limit. Teams can be formed from groups of co-workers, friends, families, or a combination of these. The more the merrier!

Is there a fee to register a team?
No, there is no extra cost involved to start a team. The registration fee will be the same per participant based on age.

Our team hasn’t registered yet. How do we form one?
The person forming the team will be designated as the Team Captain. So, begin by picking a team captain.

  1. Team captain will register the team by choosing Start a team on the Registration page
  2. From here, you will need to enter your team name and team fundraising goal. (Award given for the largest fundraising team.)
  3. After the team captain registers and starts the team, others can be added from here or can be added at a later date by selecting the Join a Team option.
    *Note: Nov 21st is last day to start or add team members.

Our team has been registered. How are new members added?
There are two ways team members can be added:

  1. Personal webpage/ Team page - Team members can be added through your own personal webpage, or your team page. This is a helpful tool in recruiting team members and to use as a fundraising tool. Click on the email link to invite your friends and family to join your page, or copy and paste the link into your facebook or twitter page and share with all of your friends.
  2. Search for Team – Team members can click Join a team on the following registration page. From here, they will search for the team name and continue with the registration process.

Can team members be added after the November 21st deadline?
Unfortunately, no. This deadline allows us to have time to prepare all participant packets by team so that only one person has to pick up the team packets. However, individuals can sign up through race day, and still walk with their team members. Money raised/donations will not be added to the team count and the size of the team cannot be changed. Race packets will be under that individual’s name vs. the team name.

Who picks up the team packets?
Team Captains, or a designated representative, will be responsible for picking up packets and t-shirts for the team during Packet Pick-up and getting them to their team members. Packets not picked up during Packet Pick-up will be available in the Pre-Registration tent in Town Square starting at 4:30pm.

Do teams have to walk/run together?
There is no "relay” component, so teams can walk/run the race together or separately. You choose! So rally your team together, and join us in giving thanks one step at a time.

Does our team have to fundraise in order to participate in the race?
While, fundraising is not required, it is strongly encouraged. It can be as simple as rounding up your registration fee, or asking 5 friends to donate $5.00. Together with your team, you can make a difference in the lives of local families fighting cancer! 100% of your donations/money raised stays in Acadiana! Set a team goal, and make a much greater impact than you could alone.

We’d love to give back! How do we begin fundraising?
Team fundraising is easy with online tools. Each person that registers for the race online will receive their own fundraising website. Teams will also receive an additional team fundraising page. Donations can be made on individual or team pages! Donations can even be made In Memory Of, In Honor Of, or Celebrating a loved one.

Here is an idea of what an additional donation could provide:

  • A $10 donation will provide a scarf or turban.
  • A $25 donation will provide a 1-week supply of nutritional supplements.
  • A$50 donation will provide a wig and hat.
  • A$75 donation will provide certain durable medical equipment (ex. walker, shower chair).
  • A$100 donation will provide a bra and prosthesis following a mastectomy.