PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY BEFORE COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FORM

GENERAL RACE INFORMATION

SOAR will begin with registration on the evening of Friday, June 1st at 6:00 PM and will finish on Sunday, June 3rd. Both team members must be present for that time period. Dinner and prize presentations will take place at the completion of the event.

Each team will consist of TWO members. Team members must be at least 18 years of age or 16 years of age provided their teammate is a parent or legal guardian. One team member MUST be able to swim.

SOAR Directors design all aspects of the race with your safety in mind. You do not need to be a super athlete to compete but please keep in mind that this is a very physically challenging race. Challenges may be present that will push you beyond your comfort zone. That is the nature of SOAR; it will push you to try new things and will be truly exhilarating for all participants. Please be sure that you are serious about this opportunity before applying.

We will be giving all participants a contact number for you to distribute to your family in case of emergency. There will be no contact to friends and family allowed by the racers unless extreme circumstances exist which will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

The entrance fee is just $450 (per team) that covers all meals,  shirts (one per racer) and all entrance fees during the race weekend.

SOAR happens each year to support a great local charity, The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington. Several sponsors have been acquired to provide exceptional prizes for racers. Because of this, teams are expected to put a strong effort towards collecting pledges for the foundation. On the basis of pledge amounts collected, teams will earn various kinds of assistance to be used during SOAR.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

To apply for SOAR, each team must submit:

  1. An Application Form – Incomplete application forms will not be considered.  Please be aware that if you are selected, all answers given could be posted online in your team bio.
  2. Team Photographs – Your team photo will be used for both web and print. We ask that you provide two (2) of you and your teammate together. Please ensure these images are of the highest resolution and size you can send (but no bigger than 10 megabytes each).
  3. Team Video – Starting in 2018, we’ve shortened the actual application. Instead, we require a team video application. The video needs to be public on either YouTube or Vimeo sites. See the details below.

ENTRANCE FEE & PROCEDURES

Applications are due by January 19, 2018 at midnight (eastern time). If your team is selected, the SOAR directors will contact you after the application period closes. Once notified, you will then have ten (10) days to submit your entrance fee.  If this is not completed in time, you will forfeit your spot. You may pay by Visa, MasterCard, Online Bank Transfer through your banking institution or by cheque. We will provide you with more details at that time.

We encourage you to take the time you need to create an exciting application that will make us want to see you in SOAR.  We want to see enthusiasm, a sense of fun competition, and a commitment to fundraising. Be creative – there are a lot of ways you can make yourself stand out from the pack and make sure you stick out!

Upon receiving your application, you will receive a confirmation email. Should you be selected to race, we will contact you by email to obtain your entrance fee and provide you with further details.

** If your team is selected, your team will be required to pay a $450 entrance fee.  This fee is to be submitted after the application period closes.  See below for more details.

RACER #1 - INFORMATION

Full Name*

Address*

City*

Postal Code*

Phone Number*

Email*

Age*

Emergency Contact*
Name: Phone:

Are you licensed to drive? YesNo

Can you swim?*

What is your t-shirt size? (Note: Men's sizes available) SMLXLXXL

Would you like to have 2 t-shirts, one for each day? (If so, please add $15 to your application fee) NoYes

Do you require vegetarian meals? NoYes

Please list any allergies (medications, food, etc)

Please list any medical conditions that may impact your ability to participate in strenuous challenges and/or in uncomfortable environments and your current treatment for them (for example, a bad knee) (Failure to answer this question accurately may result in disqualification):

What is your current occupation?

How did you hear about SOAR? If it was from word of mouth or through an organization, please name them:

What is your favourite song?


RACER #2 - INFORMATION

Full Name*

Address*

City*

Postal Code*

Phone Number*

Email*

Age*

Emergency Contact*
Name: Phone:

Are you licensed to drive? YesNo

Can you swim?*

What is your t-shirt size? (Note: Men's sizes available) SMLXLXXL

Would you like to have 2 t-shirts, one for each day? (If so, please add $15 to your application fee) NoYes

Do you require vegetarian meals? NoYes

Please list any allergies (medications, food, etc)

Please list any medical conditions that may impact your ability to participate in strenuous challenges and/or in uncomfortable environments and your current treatment for them (for example, a bad knee) (Failure to answer this question accurately may result in disqualification):

What is your current occupation?

How did you hear about SOAR? If it was from word of mouth or through an organization, please name them:

What is your favourite song?


ABOUT YOUR TEAM

All fields are required

What is your relationship?

How long have you and your teammate known each other?

What type of activities do you enjoy doing with your teammate?

What was the most memorable moment together? Why?

What is the biggest disappointment you have experienced together? How did you resolve it?

Tell us about your funniest experience together.

How are you and your teammate most alike?

How are you and your teammate most different?

If your team had a theme song, what would it be?

VIDEO APPLICATION

New for 2018, teams must prepare and submit a video that highlights your personalities as a team. Videos should not be more than five (5) minutes in length. Please be sure to answer the following questions in your video application:

  1. Why do you want to take part in SOAR?
  2. What is unique about your team? What do you bring to SOAR that other teams will not?
  3. Do you see there being any potential problems with your teamwork? If so, what might they be?
  4. If you’re accepted, what will your fundraising strategy be and why do you feel it’s important to raise funds for the Children’s Foundation?
  5. What message would you give to your potential SOAR competitors?

Video Application URL (YouTube or Vimeo):

Please attach your 2 team photographs below:

Headshot (1MB Min, 300dpi preferred):

Action shot (1MB Min, 300dpi preferred):

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