Entering a Standard Team
Is there a fee to participate?
Do we need to fundraise?
Fundraising is optional, but strongly encouraged. We know that fundraising may be a challenge this year, and encourage everyone to do what they can! All registered participants will be provided with a personal donation link and fundraising tools automatically. All those who fundraise will be eligible to earn incentives, including motionball gear, Under Armour gear and more.
Is there a minimum number of participants required per Team?
No – and there is no maximum either! Each team requires one captain and at least one other teammate. We recommend signing up with at least a few friends, to help reach your team’s personal fundraising goal, and to follow along with on event day. There is also an option to sign up as an individual.
Will my team be assigned a Special Olympics athlete?
Yes! All teams will be paired with a local Special Olympics athlete. At a typical Marathon of Sport, you’d be meeting your athlete on event day. This year, you and your team will have the chance to learn more about and meet your Special Olympics athletes virtually within a few days of registering! This will give you a few weeks to engage with your athlete, and make them feel like a part of the team. On event day, you can connect with your athlete online or in-person (if permitted).
Is there an age limit for participants this year?
No! All Canadians are welcome to participate for 2020. Team captains must be at least 18 years of age, but there is no minimum age for all other participants. A parent or guardian will be required to sign off a waiver on behalf of any participant under the age of 18.