An Adventure Team Challenge athlete on her hand cycle


An Adventure Team Challenge athlete rappels a granite cliff


Athletes at the Adventure Team Challenge use a small raft on the Colorado River

Complete this Application to Qualify for Adventure Team Challenge 2020

National non-profit World T.E.A.M.’s inclusive Adventure Team Challenge Colorado wilderness experience will be held Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 13, 2020.

Applications for adaptive athletes will be accepted for consideration and reviewed by our Challenge participant coordinators.  Athletes selected to participate in the Challenge will be contacted directly by World T.E.A.M.  In addition, we will ask some applicants to register as volunteers, but be prepared to participate as an athlete should a registered athlete drop out unexpectedly.

Participating Adaptive Athlete Requirements

To be considered as a candidate by our adaptive athlete participation committee and be invited to register as a participating athlete, the successful applicant must:

  • Have a documented physical, emotional or developmental disability through birth, injury or illness;
  • Be physically fit to be able to a physically demanding outdoor adventure in a wilderness environment, including cycling, hiking, rafting/other water-based activities, along with other activities to be determined;
  • Be able to fully commit at the time of registration to our September 10-13, 2020 program. As this is a team-based program, it is critical that each athlete chosen to join a team be able to commit.

An accepted athlete who receives an invitation to participate will then need to register. An application is not complete until the registration process is complete. There is a $50 registration fee, and a commitment of $450 in fundraising for our adaptive athletes. You must meet these financial commitments to participate. Participants are required to meet their fundraising commitment by September 4, 2020, or an autocharge will be applied to the provided credit account to reach this commitment. We allow team captains to re-allocate team donations to cover the fundraising commitments of the adaptive athletes on their teams.

Adaptive Athlete Benefits

All registered adaptive athletes at Adventure Team Challenge Colorado will receive the following:

  • A 2020 gear bag.
  • A 2020 team competition shirt.
  • Transportation to Denver, Colorado – either an air reservation, or reimbursement for ground travel from outside the state of Colorado.
  • If requested, bus transportation from Denver International Airport to the Rancho del Rio resort on Thursday afternoon.
  • All meals at Rancho del Rio from Thursday dinner until Sunday breakfast.
  • Return bus transportation to Denver International Airport on Sunday late morning.
  • Equipment and clothing necessary to participate in the Challenge.
    • If you are a hand cycle athlete, please indicate in your application if you own and will bring an off-road hand cycle, or if you have access to one for use at the Challenge.

Adaptive Athlete Financial Responsibilities

All registered adaptive athletes participating at Adventure Team Challenge Colorado need to cover the following personal expenses:

  • All meals outside the designated meals on Thursday evening, Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning.
  • Lodging beyond Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings (except as authorized by World T.E.A.M. for travel arrangements).
  • Any additional lodging expenses, such as room and meal service, along with any special fees, such as Internet access or pay-per-view television.
  • Any unapproved transportation costs and expenses.
Required fields in this registration form are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Please note that some browsers, such as Microsoft Explorer and Google Chrome with add-on software blocking pop-up windows, may have difficulties in completing and successfully submitting the application.

IMPORTANT: At the end of the application form, please enter your user name and password to create an account. If you are are a previous Adventure Team Challenge, Face of America, or Face of America Liberty participant, you may find it easier to create a new user account and password (we’ll merge your accounts after you register).

Once you have successfully completed our adaptive athlete application for an invitation to participate in Adventure Team Challenge Colorado, a confirmation screen will appear on your browser stating so. In addition, you will receive an email confirmation to your provided address.

Please contact World T.E.A.M. by email message for assistance if you are having difficulties in submitting your application. Note in your email what you are experiencing or any error messages you may see.

What Happens Next?

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All applicants will be carefully considered by our participant selection committee. Be aware, though, that applying does not guarantee acceptance. Selected athletes will include a mix of first-year athletes and returning, experienced athletes. Our review process may take up to several weeks, depending on the volume of current applicants, so please be patient.

A representative from World T.E.A.M. will be in contact with you if additional information is required. You will also be contacted by email message if you are selected for participation. At that time, you will be invited to register for Adventure Team Challenge Colorado using an exclusive link to our adaptive athlete registration page.

All information provided in this questionnaire will be kept confidential by World T.E.A.M.