Is everyone signed up also eligible for the door prize? how do you know who’s in need & who’s just there to support the cause? And does creating a team give you more eligibility chances?

Each ticket goes into the barrel for the drawing. However, people who have joined a team automatically surrender their ticket to their team captain. At packet pickup, the captain gets her own ticket plus the tickets of all her team members. The captain then puts her name & contact info on the ticket (or prints labels in advance) for the drawing. This ensures that only people who want to win are actually in the drawing.

So yes, forming a team can dramatically affect how many tickets you have in the drawing.

Historically, nearly all of our participants have formed a team or joined someone else’s.