Can I join a team/ invite teammates after the Challenge begins?
Absolutely! You can join a team at any time. After you enroll, you will see a tab that says "Team Progress" on the tracking page. You can enter a team code into this tab at any time to join a team. If you are a Team Captain, you will receive a confirmation email verifying your team name and assigning you a team code. Feel free to send along the email to anyone you would like to invite to join your team at any time.
Do I have to join a team to participate?
No, you can participate as an individual without joining a team.
How will my teammates join my team?
After you "Create a Team" on the webpage, the Team Captain (whoever submits the team request) will receive a confirmation email verifying your team name and assigning you a team code. The email will provide instructions on how to enter a team code during enrollment. Team Captains should send this email to all potential teammates so they can follow the instructions when they enroll. You can invite as many people as you would like to join the team, but we ask that you have at least 3 teammates, please. Teams with fewer than 3 participating members will not appear on the leader board and will not be eligible for the team prizes.
How will our team's progress be tracked?
To track weight loss progress, we use this equation: total pounds lost by the whole team in a week divided by the team's total weight from week 1 multiplied by 100%. This will equal the percentage of weight lost for the whole team.
Example: (9 pounds lost/300 pounds) x 100% = 3% weight loss for total team
The team with the highest percent change in weight will be the leader for that week. Progress will not be based on pounds lost.
Our team’s total weight loss doesn’t seem right. What should we do?
First, double check that you and your teammates have entered your weights correctly- double check that there are no typos. If you need to change a weight entry, then log in, go to “Tracking Tools,” select “Weight Tracker.” You will see buttons to edit weights entered or edit starting weight. Click “Edit” and then “Update Weight” when finished.
What personal information will my teammates see about me?
There will be a team tab on the "Tracking Tools" page that will list all teams participating in the challenge, as ranked by their percent weight loss. Meaning, the team listed first will be the team leader who has the highest percent weight loss for that week. The team that you are a part of will be highlighted in blue. Your individual weight entries will not be visible to anyone except you. Your teammates will be able to see who is on their team. Your name and email address will be visible to your team only.
How do I find out who is on my team?
In response to requests from participants, we have added this feature last year. You and your teammates will have the ability to see who is on your team. Team members will have access to the names of others on their team as well as the contact email address provided at sign-up. This feature is only available for those participating in teams. Participants' weight entries will NOT be visible to anyone other than the participant. To see who your teammates are, and their email addresses, select "Team Members" from the Teams drop-down menu.
I created a team but have not yet received a team confirmation code. What should I do?
Unfortunately, the process for approving teams is not automated so someone from the 10 Pound Throwdown team will need to manually approve each team. If the team does not receive the code within 24 hours of submitting it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.