How to Join a Pre-Existing Race Team:

1.     Please check with the person who asked you to join their team if they have a password. If you do not have this password, you cannot join their team but you can still fundraise for it.

2.     Visit bearcatsdash.com and click Register Now

3.     Click the link at the top of the page that says Group/Teams

4.     Find the team you’d like to join by scrolling through the pages or searching the name you were given.

5.     Click the Join button next to the group name.

6.     You will be taken to the registration page. Fill this page out with your information, and choose which race option you would like – 18.19K, or 5K. If you are a UC student, please pick the student registration option for either race.

7.     On the right side of the screen, you should see you the team’s name that you’ve selected to join, and then an option to create a team or join the selected team. Click the Join button (see below for example)

8.     A pop up will appear, with your team selected in the drop-down box. If for some reason the team you wanted to join doesn’t automatically populate, just click the drop down menu and choose your team. If you were given a password by the person who invited you to join, this is where you will enter it.

9.     Once you enter the password, you will be taken back to the registration screen. Scroll to the bottom, read the waiver and check the box agreeing to the waiver, and click Continue.

10.  The next screen you will select a t-shirt size and input your emergency contact information, as well as your UC alumni info if that applies to you. Click Continue.

11.  The next screen will give you the option to fundraise for your team. Click Team Fundraiser and choose your team again.

12.  At the bottom of the screen, you will have an option to donate yourself to the team. This is not mandatory, but is there for your convenience. Click Continue.

13.  Verify all of your information is correct, and then pay for your registration and donation, if you opted to donate.

a.     By registering for the race, you are creating a profile with the race registration website Runsignup.com. You can login with your email and password you made at any time by visiting that website again.

14.  You will receive an email once you’ve checked out with your fundraiser information. This email will have the URL you can send to people who want to join your team or simply donate. It also has a link to update your fundraiser, where you can update your goal, set a custom URL if you didn’t already do that and also update your personal message.

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If you visit your fundraiser page while logged in, you will see buttons to share your fundraiser to various social media websites, or email it:

For example: to share your fundraiser page to your Facebook profile, click the little Facebook icon under fundraiser goal. A pop up window will appear which will prompt you to login to Facebook. You can simply hit Post to Facebook, or you can post a personalized message that will appear in your friend’s newsfeeds. Similarly, clicking the envelope icon will open up a new window or tab with the following page:

 

 

How to Raise Money by Creating a Team and Raising Funds Alone (one person team):  

Visit bearcatsdash.com and click Register Now

1.     Click either button that says Sign Up

2.     You will be taken to the registration page. Fill this page out with your information, and choose which race option you would like – 18.19K, or 5K. If you are a UC student, please pick the student registration option for either race.

3.     Once you’re done entering your information and choosing a race option, read the waiver, click the box to accept it and click Continue.

4.     The next screen you will select a t-shirt size and input your emergency contact information, as well as your UC alumni info if that applies to you. Click Continue.

5.     On the next screen, choose Become a Fundraiser. Once you click that, you will be presented with options to customize your fundraiser. You will enter your goal and choose whether or not you want a goal thermometer to track your donations, show a scrolling list of donors, or hide your fundraiser from public lists. You can also upload a fundraiser image, create a tagline, custom URL to give to people and also a personal message that appears on your fundraiser page.

6.     At the bottom of this page, you can also donate to your fundraiser or not. Click Continue.

7.     Verify all of your information is correct, and then pay for your registration and donation, if you opted to donate.

a.     By registering for the race, you are creating a profile with the race registration website Runsignup.com. You can login with your email and password you made at any time by visiting that website again.

8.     You will receive an email once you’ve checked out with your fundraiser information. This email will have the URL you can send to people who want to join your team or simply donate. It also has a link to update your fundraiser, where you can update your goal, set a custom URL if you didn’t already do that and also update your personal message.

9.     If you visit your fundraiser page while logged in, you will see buttons to share your fundraiser to various social media websites, or email it:

For example: to share your fundraiser page to your Facebook profile, click the little Facebook icon under fundraiser goal. A pop up window will appear which will prompt you to login to Facebook. You can simply hit Post to Facebook, or you can post a personalized message that will appear in your friend’s newsfeeds. Similarly, clicking the envelope icon will open up a new window or tab with the following page:

 

 

How to Raise Money by Creating a Team That People Can Join or Donate To:

1.     Visit bearcatsdash.com and click Register Now

2.     Click either button that says Sign Up

3.     You will be taken to the registration page. Fill this page out with your information, and choose which race option you would like – 18.19K, or 5K. If you are a UC student, please pick the student registration option for either race. To the right of the race option you pick, there will be a button that says Create:

 

 

4.     When you click Create, a pop up will appear where you need to enter your team name and whether or not you’d like to set a password. If you set a password, you will need to give this to people who want to join your team. YOU CANNOT MAKE YOUR TEAM NAME THE SAME AS YOUR REGULAR NAME. You must come up with a different name because the system automatically adds you as an individual to the participant page where people can donate in your name.

5.     Once you’re done entering your information and choosing a race option, read the waiver, click the box to accept it and click Continue.

6.     The next screen you will select a t-shirt size and input your emergency contact information, as well as your UC alumni info if that applies to you. Click Continue.

7.     On the next screen, scroll down to the section titled Create or Join a Team Fundraiser. Here, you will have options to customize your team fundraiser. You will enter your goal and choose whether or not you want a goal thermometer to track your donations, show a scrolling list of donors, or hide your fundraiser from public lists. You can also upload a fundraiser image, create a tagline, custom URL to give to people and also a personal message that appears on your fundraiser page.

8.     At the bottom of this page, you can also donate to your fundraiser or not. Click Continue.

9.     Verify all of your information is correct, and then pay for your registration and donation, if you opted to donate.

a.     By registering for the race, you are creating a profile with the race registration website Runsignup.com. You can login with your email and password you made at any time by visiting that website again.

10.  You will receive an email once you’ve checked out with your fundraiser information. This email will have the URL you can send to people who want to join your team or simply donate. It also has a link to update your fundraiser, where you can update your goal, set a custom URL if you didn’t already do that and also update your personal message.

 

 

How to Donate to a Team or Person without Registering for the Race:

1.     Visit bearcatsdash.com and click Register Now.

2.     In the top right-hand corner, click the button that says Donate.

3.     The next screen will have a list of all individual fundraisers and teams. You can scroll through to find the team or person you want to donate to, or you can search for them by typing the name into the Search Fundraisers search bar:

 

 

4.     Once you’ve found the team or individual you want to donate to, click on their name or their race picture. Their personalized message will appear in a pop-up and you click Select to choose that person or team.

5.     Scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your donation amount, and choose whether you’d like to have your donation in your name, anonymous or other. You can also choose to send a message to the fundraiser. Click Continue.

6.     The next screen is where you input your name and payment information. If you chose the wrong team or person, you can click Edit to go back

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