Friday, November 3, 2017

Step-by-Step Instructions for Teams and Team Captains

Cider Run Teams

When you register for the 5K run or the 2 mile walk, you'll see a couple new options on your registration form (crediting your registration to someone, or being a Team Captain). These will allow you to either join a team or become a Captain. If you're interested, see below for details. 

How to join a team:
  1. When you register for the run or walk, you'll see an option on the first page asking if you want to "Credit this event registration to this team or individual." Select your Team Captain from the dropdown menu.
  2. If you don't see your Team Captain's name:
    1. They may not have registered yet. You can contact your Captain to see when they plan to register.
    2. If your Captain has registered: Since Captains have to be added manually by VEA, they may not have been processed just yet. Wait a while and try again, or contact Maggie or Sarah in the Admin Office if you still don't see your preferred Captain.
  3. After you submit your registration, you'll receive a confirmation email. This email will not show if you chose a Team Captain or your team status, but your Captain will be able to see that your registration has been credited to their team.
  4. While not required, teammates can also participate in social fundraising for the Cider Run. If you would like to raise money on your team's behalf, sign up for a (free) Neon account. Follow the steps below:
    • Visit the Valley Educational Associates website at> Jobs & Events> Annual Cider Run and click on Cider Run Login. You'll be prompted to either sign in (if you've already created a Neon account in the past), or to create a new account.
    • Once you're logged in, on the left is a dropdown menu that asks, "What would you like to do?" Select Social Fundraising from this menu.
    • A new box will appear, asking you to "Add a fundraising page for a campaign." Select the 2017 5K Cider Run from the list, then click "Create page." (For future logins, you can access your page by clicking "Manage page" on the left, under Actions.)
    • You're now looking at your social fundraiser for the Cider Run. You can customize your page however you like. Add a photo, write a few lines about what VEA means to you, etc. 
    • To link your page with your Team Captain's, click on "Team" and click "I'd like to join a team." Select your Captain's name from the downdown menu.
    • Share your fundraising page with friends and family, on social media, etc. to promote a great cause!

How to become a Team Captain:

  1. When you register for the run or walk, on the first page of the registration you'll see an option to create a Neon login. If you don't already have one, please fill out a login name and password. This is how you'll access and manage your Team page. If you registered and didn't complete this step, that's okayyou'll be able to do it later.
  2. The next option will ask if you want to "Credit this event registration to this team or individual." Don't select anyone on this list.
  3. On the second page, the form asks if you would like to be a Team Captain; select yes.
  4. Complete and submit your registration. You will be added as a Team Captain within one business day.
  5. You'll get a confirmation email for your registration. Once you're added as Captain, you'll also receive a second email with the link to your Team page. 
  6. Follow Step 4 under "How to join a team" above to create/log in to, customize, and manage your page. When you select "Team" on your page, click "Yes, and I'm team captain."
  7. You'll be able to see the progress of everyone who's fundraising for the Cider Run at the top of the page when you log in. You won't see who specifically is on your team unless your teammates sign up for their own Neon accounts and select you as their Team Captain (see steps above).
  8. Share the link with family, friends, co-workers, etc. to start assembling your team!

Additional information about Teams:
  • There is no additional fee for joining or assembling a team.
  • Participants may join any team.
  • There's no limit to how many people can join a team, but Team Captains are encouraged to assemble a team of at least 5 people.
  • If you have any questions, concerns, or issues when you register (whether or not you join a team or wish to be a Team Captain), please contact Maggie or Sarah.