New to our 2021 Epic Trail Challenge is the opportunity to participate in teams!
Household Teams have a reduced minimum fundraising goal of $3,525 for families and couples who may share a contact list. Household Teams can consist of up to 2 adults (ages 19 and older) and any number of youth ages 12 -18 who live in the same home. Note that our insurance providers require that all youth be under the supervision of an adult from their household at all times while doing Epic things!
This year, we are also welcoming Workplace Teams and Nonprofit Teams to participate in the Epic Trail Challenge – and to enjoy some cross-organizational competition! Here’s how it works:
- The minimum fundraising goal for a Nonprofit Team is $5,025, and a Workplace Team is $7,525. (Because it’s our 25th anniversary and $25,000 is too much to ask for from everybody!) This means that the team must commit to raising or donating at least the minimum amount by May 14, 2021 in order to participate in Challenge Day on May 22, 2021.
- Each team consists of up to five Challengers and unlimited fundraisers.
- Challengers have access to our Epic Trail Challenge training program, training hikes, and the Epic hike itself on May 22, 2021. Up to five official Challengers for each team are identified on the recommitment date of April 2, 2021. Please note that after this time, substitutions for Challengers will not be granted.
“This year has been disappointing at many levels. Being involved in the Epic Trail Challenge was something positive that helped my physical health, my mental health, and my overall well-being. I was introduced to some beautiful new hiking spots that helped me connect with nature and provide perspective, feel supported by my community with fundraising, and feel a sense of purpose and happiness to contribute. I hiked 20+ miles in one day (a record for me), came across many co-workers and connected with them in a special way, and raised over my personal fundraising goal.”
Beth Dadko, 2020 Challenger
- Fundraisers are members of the team who raise money to support the Challengers’ participation. They can be coworkers, friends, family, neighbors, etc. Fundraisers have access to our fundraising toolkit and fundraising platform (where they can build and promote their own fundraising website), Epic Trail Challenge branding for team t-shirts, hats, or other promotional items, and our fundraising clinics, tips, and guides.
- All Workplace and Nonprofit Teams also compete for an Epic Trophy, which goes to the team in each category that raises the most funds this year and rotates to the team that raises the most funds each year thereafter.
- There is no limit to the number of teams at any workplace.
Got questions? Contact Laurie Lynn Hogan, Challenger in Charge, firstname.lastname@example.org | 707.704.6168.