The Territory Challenge
What is The CareFlight Territory Challenge?
The CareFlight Territory Challenge is a virtual fundraising event where you exercise everyday through the month of April, while also raising funds to help CareFlight continue to saves lives across the Top End. It is your chance to get fit to support our heroic crews who have to keep fit to ensure they can care for patients in often physically challenging circumstances.
When is The CareFlight Territory Challenge?
You can sign up for the 2023 Territory Challenge from February and start asking your network for support. The event runs from April 1st - April 30th.
What options are there for me to participate in The CareFlight Territory Challenge?
The CareFlight Territory Challenge allows you to:
- Complete the CareFlight Crew Training Program. This program has been designed for you by an expert presonal trainer and has options for beginner, intermediate and advanced athletes. You can view the program here.
- Select a goal for the distance you will travel exercising during the month of April.
- Select a goal for the amount of time you will spend being active during the month of April.
Select 'Register' from the menu to sign up now.
How much is registration?
The CareFlight Territory Challenge is FREE to enter.
What is a virtual event?
A virtual event means there is no phyiscal event for you to attend. You complete the event in your own time and wherever you wish rather than having to attend a location at a specified time. It gives participants more freedom to complete their Challenge.
How do I track my activity?
If you're completing the CareFlight Crew Training Program, once you've registered you'll find a digital calendar in your account where you can view the day's assigned activity, and mark them off as you complete them. Go to www.careflightchallenge.org/login then follow the prompts on your dashboard to track your progress.
Some participants also like to print a physical copy of the program, put it up on the wall or fridge, and tick off their progress manually. You can find the program here.
If you're setting your own distance or timed Challenge, you can choose to either enter your kilometers or minutes manually through your fundraising page or by connecting your fitness device and using Strava, FitBit or MapMyRun.
Follow these steps to track your fitness automatically:
- Download the Fitbit, Strava or MapMyFitness app and set up your account
- Log in to your CareFlight Territory Challenge account
- Under the heading 'Connect your preferred Fitness app' click your chosen app
- Follow the prompts to connect your account
- When you next work out, select 'start your workout' in the app on your phone. Once you end your workout, save your workout and your distance will be published to the tally on your page the following day
If you have synced your app already but it is not working, please log in and re-connect it.
When using Fitbit, you must 'start' your workout, 'stop, your workout' and then 'SAVE' your workout.
Your tally will be updated each day with the previous day's distances.
Remember, you can manually add your minutes or kilometers to the tally in your My Fitness Activity tab for your profile after registering. This is a great option if you're using a pedometer or a different method of tracking your distances.
Follow these steps to manually add your minutes or KM's:
- Log in to your account and select 'My Fitness Acitivty'
- Under 'Add activity', enter the date and minutes or distance
- The number of minutes or KM's will now appear on your fundraising page!
How to I sign up?
You can sign up for the CareFlight Territory Challenge by clicking on 'REGISTER' at the top of this page.
How do I reset my password?
Log into your CareFlight Territory Challenge account and go to your dashboard. Click on ‘My account’ and select ‘Reset password.’
How do I join a team?
You can join any public team by clicking the “Join us” button. If the team is set to private you will need to ask the team captain for approval first.
Can I start a team with friends, family or colleagues?
Absolutely! When you sign up, select create or join a team. You will get to create your own team name and then you can take on the CareFlight Territory Challenge together.
How do I create a team?
You will be given the option of creating a team during the registration process. Alternatively, if you are already registered you can create or join a team by logging into your CareFlight Territory Challenge account, clicking on ‘My account’ and selecting ‘Create a team.’
Please note that all team members will need to set and track their own Challenge, but you'll be able to fundraise together from your team page.
How do I invite people to my team?
After you have created a team you can send one of our pre written emails to anyone you want to invite or you can share your team link. There is a ‘Join us’ button on the page.
Can anyone join my team?
You have the option to make your team public or private. Public teams allow anyone to join whilst private pages are set up so that only those you invite can join.
How do people sponsor me or my team?
Individual, businesses and organisations can sponsor your CareFlight Territory Challenge fundraising page. This page will be set up for you automatically when you sign up. From here you can use the integrated social media, text message, and email links to ask your networks for support, or copy the link and use it in your own communications.
Where does the money raised go to?
We are raising funds to help CareFlight continue to save lives across the Top End.
Services including the CareFlight NT Rescue Helicopter and Remote Trauma Courses help Australians in indigenous, rural, and remote communities in the Territory by providing medical care and transport, as well as trauma training which may one day save a life.
How do I update my fundraising goal?
You can update your fundraising goal by logging into your CareFlight Territory Challenge account, going to your dashboard and selecting ‘Edit my page.’
Can I utilise the Facebook donate button?
We recommend not using the Facebook donate button as it is run by a third party organisation. If you already have a post with the donate button we recommend deleting it, as this is the only way to get rid of the button. We recommend creating a new post with the URL/link to your fundraising page. This way your followers can go to your page and donate to you there.
Why aren’t the donations I am receiving from Facebook showing on my fundraising page?
Facebook donations are handled by a third party organisation and at the moment we are unable to link these with The CareFlight Territory Challenge. We recommend rather than using the Facebook donate button feature, you post the URL/link to your fundraising page. This will take people directly to your page so they can support your challenge.