If you're going to be registering for an event that uses Athlinks registration, and the event offers a team race, creating a new team or entering an existing team is a very simple process. This guide will show you the general process for both options and offer tips on making registering as part of a team as easy as possible.
Know the Name
When joining or creating a team, it's important to know the Team Name that you and your team mates will be using in the event.
If you're joining a team someone else created, make sure you know the team name they chose, including spaces, special characters, and cases so that you can find the team easily.
If you're creating a team that others will join, carefully record the name you choose and then distribute the name to your team mates.
Choose a Team Option
Many events offering team races will include something about teams in at least one of the Registration Choices available on the first page of registration. The image below shows an example of how this might look for an event that's offering races for Relay type teams.
If you don't see a choice that specifically mentions "Teams", "Relay", "Aggregate", or another team-related word, you may want to review the details of the event on the race website to make sure there is a team option for the event.
Join It or Make It
Once you've selected a choice, proceed through the registration form. When you get to the Team Selection tab, you'll probably have two options to choose from: Join existing team or Create new team.
If you click Join..., a text box will appear, prompting you to search your team's name. Once you see your team appear, click the card containing the team name. You can also verify the Team Captain's name to ensure you're joining the right one.
If you click Create..., a text box will appear where you can enter a Team Name. After you enter a team name, the form will tell you if the name is available or not. The image below shows a team name that may be tricky for team members to locate since it has several extra B's and an exclamation point. Make sure to tell your team mates the exact spelling of the team name so they can join easily.
When you choose to create a team, you may also see an additional text box prompting you to set a team password. This password ensures that only people with the password can join your team. Make sure you tell your team members the password before they register.
Once you're done creating or joining a team, click Next and proceed through the registration form as normal. You're now part of a Team!
If you chose to create a team, you're now the Team Captain. Some events allow you to manage your Team. To find out how, click HERE.