Start Your Race Team

Thank you for taking the lead in getting your team of friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers involved in Four Miles For Kids on Saturday, September 28. Here are the step by step directions to get you started with creating your team, recruiting your team members, and getting everyone excited for race day and the part they are playing in helping children in our community. Download our quick start flyer or follow the instructions below.

CREATE YOUR TEAM PAGE

Click here to register for the race. Click "Register" and select to "Create a Team". Follow the simple steps to create your team page. After registration, you'll have full control of editing the page and updating your story for team members as you work to fundraise leading up to race day.

RECRUIT TEAM MEMBERS

Send your team page to friends, family members, neighbors, and coworkers that you would like to invite to join your team.

START FUNDRAISING

Send the link to your page to contacts who are unable to join you on your race team and encourage them to make a donation in support of your team.

QUALIFY FOR GREAT PRIZES AND RECOGNITION

Achieve the milestones below and get rewarded!

  • Raise $1,000 - Your team will be acknowledged on signage on race day.

  • Be one of the Top 3 Fundraisers - Your team will have a VIP check-in experience with a private team tent with breakfast food provided, CHoR swag, and unique patient artwork.

Resources and Tips

Once you have created your race team, it is important to share the details with your friends and family members. This will help encourage them to join your team and keep up the energy level as you get closer to race day. If you'd like to use one of our email or social media templates, just copy the text below and download the graphics you would like to use.

SAMPLE TEAM CAPTAIN EMAIL TEXT

 

Sample Team Recruiting Email

 

To: myfriends@email.com; myfamily@email.com; mycoworkers@email.com; myclassmates@email.com

 

Subject: Join us in helping many children in Central Virginia!

 

I am participating in an upcoming event that will help the 60,000 children who are served at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU each year, and I want you to join me! We can go Four Miles For Kids on Saturday, September 28 and make a difference for local kids.. We are going to have tons of fun on [INSERT TEAM NAME] and will be helping many children in our community at the same time.

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) is Central Virginia's only comprehensive, full-service children's hospital. As Central Virginia's only Level 1 pediatric trauma center, CHoR offers a wide range of children's health services, including pediatric emergency services, primary care, specialty and sub-specialty care, burn, trauma, transplant and long-term care. With more than 15 locations across Central Virginia, CHoR provides pediatric inpatient and outpatient services that cover nearly all children's health-related needs.

We can continue to provide much needed support to CHoR and the patients it serves with your participation in the Four Mile Fun Run!

When: Saturday, September 28 at 10:00am

Where: Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s Brook Road Campus, 2924 Brook Road

How: Register to be on my team at www.chfrace.org and click Register. Choose to join a team and search for [INSERT TEAM NAME]. Follow the steps to complete your registration.

  • If we get 10 people on our team we will get special hospital capes to wear on race day.

  • If we raise at least $1,000 we will get Team XXX signage on race day.

  • If we are one of the top three fundraising teams we will have our VIP tent on race morning with pre-race refreshments!

 

**Our team goal is 10 participants and at least $1,000 raised!

Encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to join us on our Team and help us meet our goal!

Thank you for joining us!

Team Captain

Sample Team Fundraising Email

 

To: myteam@email.com

 

Subject: [INSERT TEAM NAME] – Let’s meet our Fundraising goal!

I’m so glad to have you all on [INSERT TEAM NAME]. We will be going Four Miles For Kids on Saturday, September 28! We have a fundraising goal of [INSERT FUNDRAISING GOAL] and I need your help to meet this goal. All of the money we raise will go directly to help kids receiving care at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

 

I have created a Team Fundraising page for [INSERT TEAM NAME] here: [INSERT FUNDRAISING PAGE LINK]. Consider making a small donation yourself and then email this link to your family, friends, coworkers, and classmates and ask them to support your efforts as you participate in this great event.

It’s as easy as 1,2,3,4 to raise $100:

  • Get the ball rolling and make a small donation - $10

  • Ask two family members to match your donation - $20

  • Email a link to your fundraising page to three coworkers or classmates $30

  • Post a link to your fundraising page on social media and ask your friends for support. Four friends make a donation $40

  • = $100 raised in 4 easy steps!

If we all raise $100 we will be well on our way to surpass our goal of [INSERT FUNDRAISING GOAL].

If we raise at least $1,000 we will get [INSERT TEAM NAME] signage on race day. If we are one of the top three fundraising teams we will have our VIP tent on race morning with pre-race refreshments!!

*Find Children’s Hospital Foundation information here.

 

*Read wonderful patients stories here. This is why we are participating and fundraising for the Four Mile Fun Run!

 

Thank you for joining us on [INSERT TEAM NAME] and thank you for helping us meet our fundraising goal!

 

Team Captain

Sample Team Update Email

To: myteam@email.com

Subject: [INSERT TEAM NAME] – We are helping kids in our community – thank you!

I’m so glad to have you all on [INSERT TEAM NAME]. We will be going Four Miles For Kids on Saturday, September 28! We are doing big things and raising big money for the many children served at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU!

We have welcomed [INSERT NEW TEAM MEMBER NAMES]. And we have raised [INSERT FUNDRAISING TOTAL] which is [INSERT PERCENT] of the way to our goal. THANK YOU!

I am honored to have you on [INSERT TEAM NAME]. I am excited for our team to gather on September 28 and to walk or run for the many children in our community!

Thank you,

 

Team Captain

Sample Team Post Race/Thank You Email

 

To: myteam@email.com

 

Subject: [INSERT TEAM NAME] – THANK YOU!

Thank you so much for walking or running with [INSERT TEAM NAME] on September 28. Four Miles For Kids was a HUGE success and our team contributed greatly to that success!

[INSERT TEAM NAME] raised [INSERT FUNDRAISING TOTAL] which means we achieved our goal!

 

It was a beautiful day and a great way to get together and to support the 60,000 children served at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Most sincerely,

 

Team Captain

2924 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23220

804-228-5827 | sallan@chfrichmond.org

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