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GIDDY UP NICA TEAM CHALLENGE

FUNDRAISING & CLIMBING AS A TEAM

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Get your teammates organized and join world-class explorer Rebecca Rusch for the Giddy Up Challenge this Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-31. 

 

FREE registration for NICA League teams of up to 10 student-athletes and coaches (multiple teams allowed to accommodate larger teams) and $500 prize for winner of each challenge:

 1) Team that raises the most funds to benefit organizations that preserve, protect and honor natural places and advocate for accessible outdoor experiences for everyone, and 

2) Team that climbs the most elevation on Memorial Day Weekend.

 

$1,000 total to be awarded. Winner announced by Rebecca Rusch at the Instagram Live awards ceremony.

Join me, Challenge Yourself, Be Good

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Newbury Park Mountain Bike Team

SoCal NICA League

TOTAL ELEVATION CLIMB:  45,860 feet  

Full Everest Equivalent:  1.58 full Everests 

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Berkeley High Mountain Bike Team

NorCal NICA League

TOTAL ELEVATION CLIMB:  to be submitted  

Full Everest Equivalent:  to be submitted

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WHAT IS THE GIDDY UP NICA TEAM CHALLENGE?

The 2021 Giddy Up NICA Team Challenge is a way for your NICA team to add some fun to your training while making a big impact on organizations that preserve, protect and honor natural places and advocate for accessible outdoor experiences for everyone!

Teams of 10 student-riders and coaches (maximum 2 coaches per team) complete against other NICA teams in two ways by, 

  1. Raising funds for the Be Good™ Giddy Up Challenge beneficiaries though CauseVox, and

  2. Riding in a team elevation challenge, where total elevation gain over Memorial Day Weekend for the entire team will count in team overall total elevation climb. 

The top team of each challenge will win $500 for their team and winners will be announced by Rebecca Rusch at the IG Live Awards show on Tuesday, June 1st. 

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HOW DOES A TEAM REGISTER? 

We've made it super easy for any coach or team representative to register the team.  

Just fill out the Giddy Up NICA Team Registration below.  One submission is required for each team of 10.  

*don't worry, you wont need to lock in your team roster until you submit it at the end of the event on Monday, May 31st. 

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HOW DOES A TEAM COMPETE?

There are two competitions for teams for the Giddy Up NICA Team Challenge.

1. Fundraising Competition-  The team who raises the most funds on their Giddy Up Challenge CauseVox team page will win $500 for their team!  A minimum of $1,000 must be raised to be part of this competition. 

2. Elevation Competition- The team who climbs the most elevation over Memorial Day Weekend (May 28th through May 31st) will win $500 for their team! A minimum of ¼ Everest (7,258 ft)  must be reached by team to be eligible for the prize.

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HOW DOES THE TEAM FUNDRAISE?

All participating teams are required to create a CauseVox fundraising page on the Giddy Up Challenge platform.  After registration, the team contact will get a confirmation email with information on creating a team page.  

To learn about creating your CauseVox team page, please see the post in the Science & Stoke blog here

The 2021 Giddy Up Challenge fundraising will support organizations that preserve, protect and honor natural places and advocate for accessible outdoor experiences for everyone. 

In support of the  mission of protecting the outdoor spaces and natural places we cherish, the Be Good™ Foundation has selected a number of organizations working locally (Idaho), nationally (USA), and internationally to be the beneficiaries from the 2021 Giddy Up Challenge. Our goal is for fundraisers to collectively raise $115,000 through peer-to-peer efforts using the CauseVox platform. 

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HOW DOES A TEAM SUBMIT RESULTS?

We will pick the winning fundraising team from the CauseVox page listing. 

 

For the climbing challenge, the team contact will receive an email on or before May 27th with a detailed link for submission.  You can also check back here for an updated submission link.  

Team coach or representative must submit results through a submission link (to be sent by 5/27) with each team member’s name and individual total climb results.  Submission must be made by 10am MST on Tuesday, June 1st. 

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WHAT ARE THE RULES OF PARTICIPATION?

The parameters of participation are: 

  1. Each team may have a maximum of 10 student-athlete and coach riders. Coaches are welcome to create and lead more than one team for the competition however may only compete in a single team.. 

  2. You must set up a CauseVox team page (instructions in confirmation email)

  3. Social Media Requirements:

    • Team and participants must follow Rebecca Rusch (@rebeccarusch) and Be Good Foundation (@begoodfoundation) on Instagram and Facebook.

    • Must post on your social media to promote participation minimum of  3 times related to either climbing or fundraising challenge.  Use #GiddyUpForGood 

    • Social media posts must acknowledge the native/indigenous lands on which team is riding.  You can use the site https://native-land.ca/ to identify the native land on which you are riding.  

  4. Fundraising winning team must raise a minimum of $1,000 to be eligible for prizes..

  5. Climbing winning team must climb a minimum of ¼ Everest (7,258 ft)  to be eligible for the prize. 

  6. Team coach or representative must submit results through a submission link (to be sent by 5/27) with each team member’s name and individual total climb results.  Submission must be made by 10am MST on Tuesday, June 1st. 

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