How to Sign-Up you ask?
To sign up for a stage, choose a stage you would like to join and click the "Register to Join the Journey" button on the main page. Stage Type is coordinated by color to indicate what type of leg it is: As shown below
- Motorcycle stages are indicated in Red
- Runner stages are indicated in White
- Cyclist stages are indicated in Blue
- Rucker & Walker stages are indicated in Green
Once you have figured out which stage you'd like to do follow the walk through below:
1. Click on the Red "Register to Join the Journey" button (on the main page)
2. This takes you to the Stage Listing page
3. Click the "join this stage" or "join me" button
(Join Me just means there is a Captain for that stage, you can join the stage with them)
4. You will then see a map and the start and end point, if you decide to do this stage click the Red "Join this Stage" button
5. You will then be prompted to register, just follow the prompts with your email or Facebook account.
6. You will now be at the payment page which will lead you to pay by credit card or you can also pay through Paypal.
You will make an initial pledge of $50 by registering at www.strideandride.com. One $50 pledge includes registration for one runner, cyclist or motorcyclist.
Each runner, rucker/ walker, cyclist and motorcycle will be asked to sign a release of Liability Agreement in order to participate in the event.
If you're under 18 and want to take part, please have your legal guardian with you during the relay and also have them review and agree to the Terms & Conditions.
If you would like to be the captain for this stage you may choose to do so during the registration process.
If the squad already has a Captain, you may still sign up, but you must contact the captain so you know where and when to meet up to run with your squad.
How the Relay Works
Each stage has a starting point and finishing point. For the Runners, Ruckers/Walkers and Cyclists It is up to the Squad Captain to determine the best route to get from point A to point B. If there is no Squad Captain you can map out a route that best fits you. Motorcycles will have a set mapped out route supported by support vehicles from point A to point B. There are times and dates set for each stage but they are used for planning purposes and are subject to change throughout the race.
Participants Roles & Responsibilities
Every runner, rucker, walkers,cyclist responsibilities: Since our support vehicle needs to move forward after each stage, you will need to plan ahead on how you will get to the starting point and be picked up from the end point. If you have a few people running with you or have someone willing to follow you; the best option is for one person to drive to the end destination and leave their car and or have a person follow you to the end location to drop you vehicle off. (We are not liable for any damage done to your parked vehicle so please take the time check the location and parking options)
Keep in contact with the squad captain so they know you will be there at the start of your stage.
Motorcycles will have a set mapped out route supported by support vehicles from point A to point B.
The Squad Captain’s responsibilities:
You will need to plan out the route you will take between the starting point and the finishing point. We ask that you stick to public roads and/or popular trails to get from point A to point B. Please add your route to the information on the stage page at www.strideandride.com
Squad Captain will need to contact the captains from the previous and following stages. It is suggested that you get each of the other squad leader’s phone numbers. It will be up to you to make sure the meeting times are as close to exact as possible.
Stage vs. Group Stage:
A "Stage" - This will include a captain that will mark out the route for the group. During registration you may choose to be the captain of a stage. The captain is in charge of communicating with the other captains of the stages before and after your stage so everyone knows when the "baton" will be passed. A stage can have a range of one person to twenty people in the squad running together. Runners should stay together as much as possible throughout the route.
A "Group Stage" - This route is already planned out. There will be no designated captain to the squad, and the route will be known to everyone beforehand. The squad does not have a group maximum number. The squad will start together but does not have to stay together. The group will most likely all meet back up at the next hand off, even if the next stage has already taken off.
In short, a Stage is about staying together, building camaraderie and making sure the "baton" gets passed at the proper time together. The Group Stages are a bit more like a casual run... enjoy the stage, run at your own speed but make sure the "baton" gets to where it needs to be.
Who should you contact prior to the run?
The Team Captain should contact the local police and inform them that you will be running through their town. Inform them of your route and the time you will be running through them. You can use this template as an example of how what to say.
Get out there and spread the word to any local media contacts from T.V Reporters, News Paper Reporters to Magazines and let them know about Stride and Ride Relay. They most likely will be interested in a relay for such a wonderful cause!
Share this event with your family, friends and co-workers and help spread the word through your social media pages to help spread the message and get others involved.
Let family, friends, co-workers moral and fundraising support. They will be interested in seeing what you are doing.
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