Courage Classic FAQ

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2021 event format

UPDATED 5/6:

Thanks to updated event guidelines and strong COVID-19 mitigation planning, the 2021 Courage Classic WILL NOT be limiting in-person rider spots due to the pandemic. We are approved to welcome our full capacity of riders for the July 17 tour in Copper Mountain supporting the patients and families who depend on Children’s Hospital Colorado!

Adults (16 and older) are required to raise $500. Child riders are asked to raise $125.

There are many reasons why we have decided to move forward with a single day event, but the two most impactful are health guidelines and expense budget. As we take steps to return to an in-person event, we are mindful of our priority to support and represent Children’s Hospital Colorado in the greatest possible way. Right now, we are aspirational in planning a footprint that will provide an opportunity to not only come together in a healthy and safe way, but to also be fiscally and socially responsible while doing so.

You can ride, spin, run, hike, walk or even sleep in to support Children’s Hospital Colorado!  There is no shortage of creative ideas out there, but we encourage you to start with Facebook!

Join our Courage Classic Facebook group to receive real-time event updates, connect with other supporters, share fundraising tips and ideas, and fuel the Courage Classic spirit as we count down to the tour!

Connect Your Fundraiser to Facebook to streamline your fundraising efforts. In just a few steps, you can create a connected Facebook fundraising page where friends can read your story, watch your progress and donate — all without ever leaving Facebook.

As a virtual participant, you are not required to meet a fundraising minimum, but can make a difference with every dollar you raise for the kids we serve and help your team reach their goal.

Rider bags will look a little different in 2021. We are mailing rider packets to participants who meet their fundraising minimum by June 27 to avoid crowding and long wait times at Courage Classic check-in. Meet your fundraising minimum ($500 for adults, $125 for kids under 16) by June 27 to receive your rider packet in the mail and skip in-person check-in when you arrive at the tour.

Lifetime Awards that are typically included in rider bags will be mailed after the tour this year. More information and previews of awards coming soon!

Yes! Courage Classic merchandise is available for purchase on our online store! We have not yet determined if merchandise will be available for purchase at the tour this year.

Donations

UPDATED 5/6:

Fundraising minimum deadline extended to June 27!

We are mailing rider packets to participants who meet their fundraising minimum by June 27 to avoid crowding and long wait times at Courage Classic check-in. Meet your fundraising minimum ($500 for adults, $125 for kids under 16) by June 27 to receive your rider packet in the mail and skip in-person check-in when you arrive at the tour.

The final fundraising deadline to meet your 2021 personal fundraising goal is Aug. 31.

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
Attn: Courage Classic
PO Box 5003
Denver, CO 80217-5003

Offline donation form
*Please include rider number on check

You will see a confirmation page showing your Transaction Summary and you will receive a confirmation email.

Yes. Eligible donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes. If you would like a receipt re-issued, please contact us at [email protected].

Yes. Donations to support Courage Classic riders are tax deductible. However, rider registrations are not eligible for tax-deductible receipts since goods and services are being received in return (food, aid stations, full tour support, t-shirt, rider expo, and much more).

Click “Progress” in the Participant Center navigation bar. Your “Donation History” is located at the bottom of the page.

A section on a participant’s fundraising page listing donations made on their behalf. The online donation form gives donors the option to choose whether or not they would like their name and/or the donation amount displayed.

Facebook Fundraising

No. You must create the Facebook Fundraiser through your Participant Center. Fundraisers created directly on Facebook will not link to your Courage Classic account. Watch a brief tuorial on how to connect your Courage Classic fundraising to Facebook.

Donations will sync between the two sites. If you customize your Personal Page, fundraising goal, etc. in the Participant Center, these customizations will sync to your Facebook Fundraiser. This is a one-way sync, so updating information on the Facebook Fundraiser will not sync to your Participant Center. We suggest making all your customizations BEFORE creating your Facebook Fundraiser. Once your Facebook Fundraiser is created, it will not pick up any changes made afterwards in your Participant Center.

When you donate, you will receive an email from Facebook with a receipt to the email address associated with your Facebook account. Visit the Facebook Payment History page if you need to reprint that receipt. This receipt is all you need for tax purposes.

Facebook Fundraising refunds are processed through Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation. Please reach out to us at [email protected] with refund requests or questions.

We recommend self-donating through the Courage Classic website to activate the “I Donated” badge. The badge is not triggered to display on your fundraiser if you donate to your ride via Facebook Fundraising. Please reach out to us at [email protected] with questions.

Gifts are listed on your donor honor roll as “Facebook Fundraiser” per Facebook’s privacy policy. You can see who gave to you via your Facebook Fundraiser in the Recent Activity section in your Participant Center, or on your Facebook Fundraiser. Some donations may be listed on your Facebook Fundraiser as private donations because the donor did not opt-in to information sharing.

Setting your distance goal and connecting to Strava

You can display and track your distance goal on the Courage Classic website, as well as integrate Strava statistics to show more information about your activities.

Watch a brief tutorial on how to connect your Courage Classic Participant Center to Strava >

We also created a Courage Classic Strava Club so you can share your activities with other participants and track your progress on our club leader board.

When you set a distance goal it will impact both the thermometer in the lower section of the Participant Center, and a thermometer on your Personal Page. When you follow the steps to embed your Strava statistics, they also will appear on your personal page.

Step-by-step instructions are included on the Strava setup form.

Log in to your Participant Center and either click the “Update Distance Progress” option under the “My Progress” Quick Link, or you can edit it directly from the Distance Progress thermometer shown toward the bottom of the Participant Center homepage.

You can submit the form as many times as you’d like to update your goal or edit your Strava information.

Rider registration

No. Courage Classic registration fees are non-refundable. Even if you do not ride, you are welcome to pick up your rider goods at the tour or have them mailed to you for a small shipping fee. Contact us at [email protected] or 720-777-7499 with questions. If you do not ride, you are not responsible for collecting donations. If you have already collected donations, please mail them to:

Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
Attn: Courage Classic
PO Box 5003
Denver, CO 80217-5003

From the Participant Center homepage, click “My Registration Info” in the “My Tour Info” Quick Link.

Log in to My Account and click on the “My Profile” box. Click the link to “Edit Your Profile.” If you have forgotten your password, you can request it on the My Account login page.

Log in to My Account and click on the “My Profile” box. Click the link to “Change/Reset Password.” If you have forgotten your password, you can request it on the My Account login page.

Participant Center

Log in to My Account and select the “Courage Classic” box. If you have forgotten your password, you can request it on the My Account login page.

You can use the top navigation bar to reach the main areas of the Participant Center, such as your personal fundraising page, your email center, and your progress information. But you can also use the Quick Links section to quickly navigate to the same areas and some other commonly-used tools. Just click the “+” symbol to explore your options for each area.

Some pages also have additional tools which are located on the “Related Actions” bar.

On the Participant Center homepage, click “Update Goal” in the “My Progress” Quick Link. Your goal shows under all progress bars and can also be changed from there. You may need to refresh after changing to see the new goal reflected in the progress bar.

Yes, scroll down toward the bottom of the Participant Center homepage, and you will see your badges and historical information. Badges which have not yet been earned appear grayed out.

Milestone badges recognize current-year fundraising milestones and appear in your Participant Center homepage and on your personal fundraising page as soon as you raise a certain amount of money. Lifetime badges recognize fundraisers who have cumulatively raised $2,000 – $50,000+ prior to this year’s tour. Lifetime badges also appear on your Personal Page so you can show off your hard work! Learn more about badges.

Personal Page customization

On the Participant Center homepage, click “Fundraising” in the top navigation bar. Or, click “Edit Personal Page/Friendly URL” in the “Fundraising” Quick Links tile.

Click “Fundraising” in the top navigation bar of the Participant Center. Or, click “Edit Personal Page/Friendly Url” in the “My Fundraising” Quick Links tile. Next, click “Photos/Videos” in the “Related Actions” sidebar. Your picture cannot be more than 4,000 KB.

Please note that you can only upload one photo. However, you can get creative with your photos and “stitch” them together into a collage using the free photo editing website PicMonkey.com.

To import a YouTube video, click “share” under the video and copy and paste the URL.

A Personal Page URL is a link that is shorter and customizable. Most fundraisers use their first and last name as their URL link (Ex: http://support.childrenscoloradofoundation.org/goto/HannahB). We recommend you create a friendly URL for your Personal Page for easy sharing via email or social media.

You can create a friendly URL by clicking  “Fundraising” in the top navigation bar of the Participant Center. Or, click “Edit Personal Page/Friendly Url” in the “My Fundraising” Quick Links tile. From there, click on “URL Settings” next to “Personal Page URL.”

Email Center

Once you are logged in to the Participant Center, start by clicking “Email” in the top navigation bar, or “Send Email” in the “My Email Center” Quick Link. You will be guided through the steps of first choosing an email template, then customizing the suggested email message, then choosing the contacts you want to reach, then previewing your email and sending it.

Import your personal contacts by clicking “Import Contacts” in the “My Email Center” Quick Link and follow the import instructions.

Successfully sent emails can be found under “Recent Activity” at the bottom of the Participant Center homepage.

If you imported your contacts from an email provider such as Gmail, random contacts may be selected under your “available contacts” and the “recipient list.” In order to resolve this issue, click the box to the left of “name” to clear all selections. You can then individually re-select contacts you would like to include in the recipient list.

The “Individuals” tab of the “View Contacts” area in the Email Center shows a list of all of your contacts, and also shows how many times you’ve emailed them, if they opened your email, clicked on your link to visit your page, or made a donation. If they have made a donation, a small “Acknowledge Gift” hyperlinked icon will appear to give you a quick link to send a thank-you email to them.

Yes, on the Participant Center homepage, click “View Contacts” in the “My Email Center” Quick Link. Then click “Groups.”

Teams

New this year, donations over $5,000 to a specific team are eligible for benefits from Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation!

A team donation of $5,000 or more is eligible for benefits, but sponsors can request no benefits if they wish. When receiving benefits from Children’s Colorado Foundation, event and team sponsors will be issued a receipt with the fair market value (FMV) removed from the tax-deductible amount. Some levels have an FMV of $250 or lower, which is considered negligible by the IRS and in that case would receive a fully tax-deductible receipt.

Please reach out to [email protected] for more information, and the full list of sponsorship levels and benefits.

Click “Team Progress Report/Goal”in the “My Team” Quick Link, then click “Team” on the right-hand side of the page. Click “change” located next to “Team goal.”

From the Participant Center homepage, click on “Team Roster” in the “My Team” Quick Link.

From the Participant Center homepage, click “View Contacts” in the “My Email Center” Quick Link. Then click “Groups.”

If you are the captain, click on “Edit Team Page/Friendly URL” in the “My Team” Quick Link.

To edit your team name, click “Edit” in the team options on the “Related Actions” sidebar.

Donors are able to select a team to which their donation can be credited without having to choose an individual rider. Simply click the green “Donate Now” button on the top right corner of a team page to make a team donation. Learn more about team fundraising.

Teams do not have a required fundraising total. If you would like to transfer a donation to a different rider, we are happy to do that. Please contact us at [email protected].

If you have already registered and would like to join a team or change teams, you can do so from the Participant Center. On the home page, click “Change/Join Team” in the “My Team” Quick Link, as pictured below. Note that team captains do not have the option and should contact us for assistance at [email protected] if needing to dissolve or merge a team.