An Adventure Team Challenge athlete on her hand cycle


An Adventure Team Challenge athlete rappels a granite cliff


Athletes at the Adventure Team Challenge use a small raft on the Colorado River

Complete this Application to Qualify for Adventure Team Challenge 2019

National non-profit World T.E.A.M.’s inclusive Adventure Team Challenge Colorado adventure race will be held Thursday, September 5 through Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Applications for adaptive athletes will be accepted for consideration and reviewed by our Challenge participant coordinators.  Athletes selected to participate will be contacted directly by World T.E.A.M.  In addition, we will ask some applicants to register as volunteers, and be prepared to participate as an athlete should a confirmed athlete be unable to compete.

Participating Adaptive Athlete Requirements

To be considered as a candidate by our adaptive athlete participation committee and be invited to register as a participant, the successful applicant must:

  • Have a documented physical, emotional or developmental disability through birth, injury or illness;
  • Be physically fit to be able to a physically demanding adventure race, including biking, hiking, rafting/other water based activities, and other activities to be determined;
  • Be able to fully commit at the time of registration to our September 5-8, 2019 event. As this is a team based event, it is vital that each athlete chosen to be on a team be able to commit to the participation.

Accepted athletes who receive invitations to ride will then need to register. An application is not complete until online registration is complete. There is a $50 registration fee, and a commitment of $450 in fundraising. You must meet these financial commitments to participate. Participants are required to meet their fundraising commitment by August 30, 2019, or an autocharge will be applied to the provided credit account to reach the minimum. We allow team captains to re-allocate team donations to cover the fundraising commitments of the adaptive athletes on their teams. Teams may also combine fundraising collectively.

Adaptive Athlete Benefits

All registered adaptive athletes at Adventure Team Challenge Colorado will receive the following:

  • A 2019 gear bag.
  • A 2019 team competition shirt.
  • Transportation to Denver, Colorado – either an air reservation, or reimbursement for ground travel from outside the state of Colorado.
  • If requested, bus transportation from Denver International Airport to the Rancho del Rio resort on Thursday afternoon.
  • All meals at Rancho del Rio from Thursday dinner until Sunday breakfast.
  • Return bus transportation to Denver International Airport on Sunday late morning.
  • Equipment and clothing necessary to participate in the event.
    • If you are a hand cycle athlete, please indicate in your application if you have your own off-road hand cycle or if you have access to an off-road hand cycle.

Adaptive Athlete Financial Responsibilities

All registered adaptive athletes participating at Adventure Team Challenge Colorado need to cover the following personal expenses:

  • All meals outside the designated meals on Thursday evening, Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning.
  • Lodging beyond Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (except as authorized by World T.E.A.M. for travel arrangements).
  • Any additional lodging expenses, such as room and meal service, along with any special fees, such as Internet access or pay-per-view television.
  • Any unapproved transportation costs and expenses.
Required fields in this registration form are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Please note that some browsers, such as Microsoft Explorer and Google Chrome with add-on software blocking pop-up windows, may have difficulties in completing and successfully submitting the application.

IMPORTANT: At the end of the application form, please enter your user name and password to create an account. If you are are a previous Adventure Team Challenge, Face of America, or Face of America Liberty participant, you may find it easier to create a new user account and password (we’ll merge your accounts after you register).

Once you have successfully completed our adaptive athlete application for an invitation to participate in Adventure Team Challenge Colorado, a confirmation screen will appear on your browser stating so. In addition, you will receive an email confirmation to your provided address.

Please contact World T.E.A.M. by email message for assistance if you are having difficulties in submitting your application. Note in your email what you are experiencing or any error messages you may see.

What Happens Next?

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All applicants will be carefully considered by our participant selection committee, but be aware that applying does not guarantee acceptance. Selected athletes will include a mix of first-year athletes and returning, experienced athletes. The review process may take up to several weeks, depending on the volume of current applicants.

A representative from World T.E.A.M. will be in contact with you if more information is required, or if you are selected for participation. At that time, you will be invited to register for Adventure Team Challenge Colorado using an exclusive link to the adaptive athlete registration page.

All information provided in this questionnaire will be kept confidential by World T.E.A.M.