What should I do if my company's team intends to underwrite my online registration fee and/or $100 fundraising requirement?
For climbers who are being financially sponsored by their firms, please make arrangements directly with your employer to be reimbursed for your $50 registration fee. Each individual climber must submit an online payment of $50 during the registration process.
If my team has raised a lot of money, but I have not reached the $100 fundraising minimum, can I still climb?
No, you cannot climb unless you personally raise or contribute $100 to the Story by Story® event. Please read the full details about this requirement.
We ask all participants to raise or contribute $100 via the Story by Story event web site no later than October 14, 9:00 am, when online registration closes. If climbers wish to personally donate the $100, they should donate this amount directly to their own account (through their personal fundraising page).
The $100 fundraising minimum is in addition to your registration fee. Your fee will also show up on your web page tally of funds raised.
Participants who have not satisfied the fundraising requirement by the deadline can bring payment with them to the event, checking in at the Help Desk. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. Help Desk staff can also provide information about pledging the $100, if climbers plan to fundraise after the event.
Any registrant who fails to raise/donate $100 in advance or to provide payment information at the event will be turned away. This rule also applies to “virtual climbers.”
Can the Story by Story staff register members for a team?
Our staff cannot register any team members for the event. All team members must register directly through the event website and acknowledge a medical waiver as part of the process.
If employees of a current sponsor wish to form a team, do the registration fee and fundraising minimum still apply to these registrants?
Yes, all registrants—regardless if their employer is a sponsor—are responsible for the registration fee ($50) and the $100 fundraising minimum.
What are the responsibilities of a team captain?
Please read the "Form a team—Your role as a team captain" page under "Fundraising Tools and Tips" on the Story by Story web site .
Can a team have more than one captain?
What is the best way to recruit team members?
Please read the "5 easy steps to form and lead a team" page page under "Fundraising Tools and Tips" on the Story by Story web site.
I've registered as an individual, but want to switch to being a team member. What do I do?
What if a team member needs to cancel his/her registration?
If I did not create a "Personal Web Page Link" (a short URL name) for my team fundraising page, can I change it later?
Can my team climb together?
Your team should be able to climb together if every team member registered for the same route and if all team members arrive on time. If a team member has registered to do a shorter/longer route, he or she may be queued to start earlier or later than the rest of the group. If a team member arrives after 7:00 pm, we cannot guarantee that he or she can participate.
If your team wishes to take photos together, but members are finishing at different times, you should plan to meet at the Finish Line party once you complete your climb. All photos will take place at the Finish Line party, NOT at the Finish Line itself.