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Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
Team Challenge - Race in Orange IronTeamFAQs

Registration

Q: Is there a registration fee?
A: Yes, all participants must pay a $15 registration fee at the time of their registration. 

Q: What is included with Race in Orange IronTeam registration?
A: Participants who register for Race in Orange IronTeam become a part of our Team Challenge community. These teammates take on a variety of events to raise funds to help find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Participants receive access to a fundraising page, Team Challenge Facebook Group and Strava Club Group page, as well as TrainingPeaks plans from our coaches. Additionally, you’ll win Team Challenge gear at each fundraising milestone you achieve and opportunities to win fundraising contests. You can view all the prizes and milestones here. 


Race in Orange IronTeam

Q: What is Race in Orange IronTeam?
A: Race in Orange IronTeam is Team Challenge’s “DIY” (do it yourself) option and a great way to make your movement meaningful! Create your own challenge through walking, running, hiking, cycling, doing a triathlon, climbing, etc. and make a difference for the millions of people affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Any activity. Any race. Any event. However you choose to move, you’ll be making an impact! 

Q: Why is fundraising for Team Challenge and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation important? 
A: The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation has played a role in major breakthroughs for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research and invested more than $500 million in research to finding causes, treatments, and cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The Foundation won’t stop until the vision of a future free from IBD Crohn’s and colitis is realized. Your support as a Race in Orange teammate with Team Challenge strengthens the ability to unite the IBD community around the Foundation's core mission, and expand innovative research programs.

When you become part of the Team Challenge family, you’re supported by coaches, teammates, and friends who understand the impact of IBD. We are a community united to help each other and those impacted by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Because of teammates like you, the Foundation can provide funding for research, educational programs for patients, and caregivers, as well as healthcare professionals, and support services to the millions of people worldwide with these chronic intestinal diseases.


Fundraising

Q: Is there a fundraising commitment?
A: There is no fundraising minimum for Race in Orange IronTeam. Set your own goal and earn incentives for each milestone you achieve. Once you raise $250, you’ll start earning Team Challenge gear!

Q: When is the fundraising deadline?
A: Race in Orange IronTeam fundraising pages remain open all year long for teammates to collect funds. The final day to receive donations is December 31, 2023.

Q: How do I raise money?
A: Once you register, you'll receive access to your fundraising dashboard and a link to your personal fundraising page, where you can create customized content, send emails, connect your fundraising page to a Facebook fundraiser, and more. Plus, our extraordinary team will be there with you to help guide your fundraising and training every step of the way!

Q: To whom do I make checks payable and where do I mail it to?
A: Please make checks payable to Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Read our offline donation form for more information.

Q: How do I ensure check donations are allocated toward my goal?
A: Please ensure that your name is on the check memo line of the donation before mailing it and accompanying any check donations with this offline donation form.

Q: Where does the money I raise go?
A: The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is dedicated to finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the quality of life for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). More than 10 million people worldwide are affected by these diseases — when you take on your event, you’ll be doing it for them.


Perks

Q: What perks does Team Challenge offer?
A: When you join Team Challenge’s Race in Orange IronTeam, you’ll become a part of our community of teammates who are taking on a variety of events to raise funds to help find cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. You’ll receive access to a fundraising page, our Team Challenge Facebook Group and Strava Club Group page, plus TrainingPeaks plans from our coaches. Additionally, you’ll win Team Challenge gear at each fundraising milestone you achieve and opportunities to win fundraising contests. You can view all the prizes and milestones here.

Q: How can I connect with other Team Challenge coaches and members of the Team Challenge family?
A: When you join the Team Challenge family, you’ll gain access to our Strava Club and Facebook Group! Additionally, you’ll be able to connect with teammates during our monthly team calls.


Training

Q: Does Team Challenge Race in Orange IronTeam provide training support?
A: Yes! Race in Orange IronTeam teammates receive access to our TrainingPeaks training plans created by our coaching staff. There are a variety of plans available that vary based on the type of event in which you’re participating. Coaching is not provided, but, we are happy to put you in touch with one of our fantastic coaches should you have specific questions.

Q: Is there an additional cost for training schedules?
A: No. Your $15 registration fee helps cover the cost associated with the training plans.


Contact Us

Q: Questions?
A: For our Race in Orange IronTeam (teammates taking on a 70.3 or 140.6 distance triathlon) - Please contact Kat Gunsur-Smith at kgunsur@crohnscolitisfoundation.org or call her at (909) 210-1706.
For all other Race in Orange events - Please contact Amanda Lippert at alippert@crohnscolitisfoundation.org or call her at (646) 734-0875.

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