Getting Started

Getting Started

Now that you’re registered, take the first steps toward meeting your fundraising goal by signing into the Participant Center to familiarize yourself with helpful resources.

The Participant Center is your fundraising home base where you can customize your personal page, send emails and access fundraising tools.

Follow these steps to start fundraising:

  • Customize your fundraising page. Upload a photo or video and share why you’re raising money for Children’s Hospital Colorado. A recent study on Peer-to-Peer fundraising shows that participants who update their personal page typically raise at least 7 times more than participants who do not update their pages.

  • Review your goal. We recommend setting your goal to $1,000 or more. It’s easier than you think to meet this milestone. Jessica contacted almost everyone in her address book asking for donations toward her first Courage Classic ride. She surpassed her own expectations by raising $7,030!

"I could have stopped at $1,000 or $2,000, but it's for the kids," said Jessica. "Everyone I spoke with agreed it was for a good cause and I wanted to compete with myself to see how much money I could raise on my own."

  • Get the ball rolling. Donate to yourself to show how invested you are in your Courage Classic journey. Ask others to match it.

  • Make your first ask. Post on social media, email your co-workers, call your aunt across the country. You’re doing something amazing – Share it with the world!

Pro tip: We provided you with sample emails in the Email Center that you can customize or send as-is. Fundraisers who send emails raise more than twice as much money compared to those who don’t.

Every dollar you raise makes a difference in the life of a patient at Children’s Colorado. Thank you for your support!