What Happens Next?
Having decided that you would like to participate in The Great Adventure Challenge, there are a number of key simple steps that you and your team will need to follow to ensure you and your team are ready and raring to go come race day:
- Official welcome by Starlight
- Invitation to Information Evening
- Invitation to Training Day
- Opportunity to discuss planning and preparation ideas with Starlight
- Inaugural team meeting
- Talk about what each individual wants to get from the experience
- Understand individual fitness levels and capabilities
- Discuss individual strengths and weaknesses
- Establish a common goal for the event
- Agree on the frequency of team meetings
- Get key dates scheduled into respective diaries e.g. kickoff meeting, training day and of course race day!
- Pick a team captain
- Follow up team meeting
- Assign team roles and responsibilities
- Split the meeting into fundraising and training needs
- Contact your Starlight state representative who will organise a Go Fundraise team page to be set up for you –
- Develop a fundraising strategy
- Schedule group training sessions and identify potential warm up events (e.g. City2Surf)
- Attend training day
- Subsequent team meetings
- Discuss fundraising plans and activity as well as developments in training
- Host various fundraising events
- Arrange accommodation for race day
- Order team kit (optional)
- Minimum order time 4-6 weeks
- Pre Race Day meeting
- Make sure everyone has the necessary kit
- Check that all bikes are serviced or in good order
- Workout how you are all getting to the event and that you have the right directions
- Make sure everyone brings enough food and drink to last the day
- Race day!
Please note, all teams will automatically be included on The Great Adventure Challenge mailing list and receive tips on everything from training and fundraising through to event updates and general news.
For additional information and updates on The Great Adventure Challenge, we also strongly encourage all participants to check the website news page for additional information and updates, and join The Great Adventure Challenge Facebook fan page, by simply clicking on the ‘Like’ button.