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PRE-RACE

CAPTAIN'S CHECKLIST
Prepare an email/phone list to recruit 11 walkers (including a co-captain) and 2 volunteers.
Register team online and mail one nonrefundable team check postmarked by March 1.
After confirming team entry at Registered Teams, instruct 11 walkers (by March 8) and 2 volunteers (by April 10) to enter online.
Using the Course Summary Table, assign Legs and list walkers in order on the Roster/Waiver to be submitted with signatures at the Start.
Instruct team members to review safety, rules and maps of their leg assignments.
Establish a budget. Solicit a sponsor (optional) and $600/team (minimum) for Organs 'R' Us.
Build a webpage (optional) to tell your team story and fundraise for Organs 'R' Us ("ORU").
Recruit an alternate walker. Team Matching may be limited just before the race.
Borrow or rent two vehicles (see Vans).
Recruit drivers (optional). Team support personnel do not satisfy the volunteer requirement.
Arrange for lodging (optional): at the Start (Friday), during the race (Saturday) and/or at the Finish (Sunday). On Saturday night, most teams visit Canada College ( Exchange 24) to shower, rest and eat (see Survival Strategies).
List walkers on Team Time Record. Enter times during the race to submit at the Finish.
Mail $600/team ($50/walker) minimum donation to ORU by April 15.
Estimate Van Exchange times using walker paces.
Walkers may drive the course at night (optional) to facilitate navigation during the race.
Rehearse jokes, songs and stories to encourage team members during the night.
Remind volunteers to sign in, fulfill a 5 hour shift and sign out or the team will be disqualified.
Pack supplies (see Equipment).
Arrive at the Start one hour before assigned start time.
To qualify as winners, submasters and masters teams must submit a copy of each walker's driver license at the Start.
   

   
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