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Becoming a Team Captain
Forming a Team

— A team is made up of 5 or more members
— Great for schools, businesses, organizations and other groups
— Teams are often formed in honor or memory of someone
— A team joins people together in the fight against cancer


Creating a team is simple:
— Agree to the terms of service
— Select "Start a Team" and then enter your team name and goals

Team Web Page

— Every team has a team page
— Use to communicate with your team, access team reports, and motivate members to participate
— Your page should include the story behind your team, a team photo and a team fundraising goal
— A team joins people together in the fight against cancer

Team Zone

Looking for a great place to meet up with your team members on event day? This year’s Team Lounge is back and better than ever! The Team Lounge is a special space reserved just for teams with some additional perks to thank you for all your hard work. It’s a great place to hang out with team members, grab a quick snack, and enjoy a great view of the stage festivities. And don’t forget to take a team photo at the Team Photo area too!

Reserved Team Tents

Need your own space? A limited number of Reserved Team Tents are available*. A Team Tent is a 10’ x 10’ canopy located within the Team Lounge and includes an 8-foot table, chairs and a place to hang your team banner**. Contact MTZ Productions for availability.


*Cost is $250 and does not count towards your team fundraising.
**Team banner must be delivered to us in advance of race day in order to get installed.


Team Spirit Ideas

Did you know that there are many fun and exciting ways to show off your team's spirit at this year's 17th Annual LA Cancer Challenge? Below are a couple fun ideas you can utilize to spruce up the look of your team or family.


Pick a Team Color
Wear Costumes
Create a Team T-Shirt
Create a Team Banner
Honoring a Loved One
Wear a Tribute Bib

Visit the Hirshberg Foundation Booth on race morning to fill out a complimentary purple tribute bib to be worn in memory or support of loved ones

Kids Can Cure Banner

We provide the pumpkins, markers, and purple ribbons, so all the kids have to do is use their imagination to create a special momento representing their love for the LA Cancer Challenge!

Sign our 2014 Memory Banner

Visit the Hirshberg Foundation Booth on race morning to view banners from years past and sign this years' banner.

*Create a Square for our Quilted Memory Banner

Squares will be sewn together into a banner that is displayed in the Expo. New squares are added each year.


*Specifications for our Quilted Memory Banner

1) Decorate any 13 inch x 13 inch piece of fabric (cotton, cotton blend or woven cotton only please)

2) Leave a 1 inch border around all sides that is free of all decoration (decorated area is 12 inch x 12 inch)

3) You can iron-on a photo, draw a picture, decorate with stencils, buttons, fabric paints, etc.

4) Mail square to us: 2990 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300C, Los Angeles, CA 90064 by October 1, 2014.

Team Tribute Video


Be a Part of the Tribute Video
Every year one of the emotional highlights of the day is watching the "big screen" at our race and seeing the Tribute Video that we create using photos submitted by our team captains. Be a part of it!


For returning Team Captains:
Let us know if you would like to use the same photos from previous years or if you would like to change them. Email Elissa at


For new Team Captains:
If you would like to submit photos or video footage, please email up to 4 photos to: Elissa at before October 1, 2014

If your team is honoring a survivor, please let us know how many years your honoree has been living with the disease.

If your team is in memory of someone, please let us know his or her full name.


Photo Specifics:

The bigger the better. Ideally photos should be at least 150 dpi in resolution (which is typically a minimum of 600K file size), If you would like to submit video, please make a copy of your video footage before sending it.




Team Contests

There are two team contests each year.
—Highest # of registered participants
—Highest $ amount raised


Winning teams will be awarded a deluxe TEAM MEETING TENT with special food and treats for their teams. A plaque will also be given to these two teams after the event. Winning teams are based on online statistics through Sunday, October 19, 2014. Winning teams will be announced on Monday, October 20, 2014.


View Past Winners

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