We love seeing all kinds of groups participate together on the day; friends, family, work colleagues, a mixture of these! Groups that work as a team train harder, raise more money and have more fun! If you have already registered a team or are just thinking about being a Team Captain (do it!), here are some hot tips on how to create the ultimate team this Thanksgiving.
- Set an inspiring team goal.
One of the first steps is setting a challenging (but achievable!) team goal. If you’re the Team Captain, you can set this goal upon registration and adjust it at any time. We recommend you grow your team by recruiting family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. How, you ask? Well, you can:
- Use social media to share that you are participating and looking for others to join you.
- Put it out there on your friend or family WhatsApp group.
- Mention it at your next work team meeting.
- Email your friends and family.
- Talk about it until the cows come home…
Remember to share your team page widely so it’s easy for people to sign up. Once they are registered, we’ll automatically create a fundraising page for them to personalize.
- Fundraise and communicate.
The more a team communicates, the more fun it’ll be! Team Captains should regularly keep members updated on team progress, including on new team members, money raised, and days left until the race.
If your team is on the social side, why not plan a pre-Turkey Trot kick-off party to discuss some “on-the-day” logistics like costumes, meeting points and times?
As well as communicating, team members should also be encouraged to fundraise. Click here for some fundraising tips for beginners.
Once your team has reached its goal (yay!), you can celebrate! Here are some simple and cost effective ways Team Captains can show gratitude to their teammates.
- Host a post-event celebration party.
- Blast an email and include all the pictures you took in a collage.
- Get crafty – you can do so much with paper, scissors, tape and a Sharpie.
- Give someone a yummy treat (homemade is nice for friends and family).
- Post on social media! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #yturkeytrot