Corporate Teams

Corporate Team Info

The Portland Marathon is proud to provide a program developed for sponsors, charities, non-profits and corporations of all kinds to run for a cause while implementing a corporate wellness program to benefit any organization. Implement the program to establish an employee wellness program or compliment a program already in place.

The Portland Marathon “PLUG IN” Program For Success will take your run/walk experience to a new level!

How Do I Get Started?
Create a team with your co-workers, company departments, corporate alliances, or sponsors. A Team event is designed to help build teamwork across departments and promote fitness and giving within the workplace. Your co-workers and associates will train to run or walk in any of the Portland Marathon events while having the opportunity to raise funds for a cause of your choice.

How Do I Create A Team?
To create a team you must first choose a Team Captain and have them register for the event (during registration they will create the team).

Team Captain Instructions:

1) Team Captains need to register for the event and select create a team during registration. When creating your team you will select your team name, team password (optional), category and division. As Team Captain you will have access to the team information and special tools.

2) PLEASE NOTE: all team members must participate in the same event to be on a team.

3) Provide your Team Name (and team password if applicable) to all individuals who want to be on your Team. They will then register and choose your team name from the drop down box on the registration form during event registration.

4) Maintain contact with team members and manage your team roster online.

5) Designate a meeting area for team members before and after the race!

Which Events are open to Team participation?
All Marathon events are open to Team participation. Teams members must participate in the same event to be on a team.

How Do I register for A Team?
Team Members will go through the normal registration process for the event, and select their team name from the drop down menu on the registration form.

How many can be on a Team?
Teams must be a minimum of 2 people. There is no maximum number for any team.

Personalize your Team
Teams are encouraged to print a team t-shirt or singlet and invite their co-workers, friends and family to participate as volunteers for the race. Pictures and human-interest articles submitted by teams become the property of the Event and will be reviewed for publication in post event electronic publications and other media formats by the event.

Train for your Event
Learn about training programs available here.

Additional Information:
Our registration software (RaceIT) provides a Team Management Center for each Team Captain to access. The Team Management Center includes various tools that will be helpful to the Team Captain through the course of registration, including the ability to view the team roster, download team reports, email team members, invite others to join their team, etc. You can access your Team Management Center via the instructions in your confirmation e-mail. If you need assistance, please contact RaceIT Customer Support

Running and walking promote a healthy lifestyle, which in turn creates healthier employees who rely less on health insurance which reduces medical insurance premium costs. This wellness program is a great way to boost company spirit and a fun way for employees to interact outside the office.

Exercise:
Reduces obesity
Slows the aging process
Reduces the risk of stroke, colon cancer and breast cancer
Improves lung capacity
Boosts the immune system

Resource information on the benefits of an employee program can be found at: http://naturalhealthcare.ca/benefits_of_a_wellness_program.phtml
http://www.wellnessproposals.com/workplace-wellness-programs.htm


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