Recruit other team members with a minimum goal of getting 7-8 or more riders/walkers to register, fundraise and participate with you. Note: there are no minimum team sizes but, you know - what's a team if not more than one, right?
Fundraise yourself and make it clear to your team members that you expect them to raise money too.
Rally and encourage your team throughout the campaign to keep recruiting and fundraising, and keep them together and organized - especially on event day.
Remember to a) have fun, b) don't take yourself too seriously, c) lead intentionally, d) be their biggest cheerleader, e) follow-up after the event with thank yous, and f) get all the pledges you raised collected.
Bonus Recruitment Ideas
Consider asking your...
Spouse/partner: Of course, they'll join your team. Tell them it's a date - then surprise them with the news they're about to spend it with hundreds of other sweaty people wearing toques - they'll never forget the moment you asked...
Kids: Why not right? What a learning opportunity. The issues of the hungry, homeless and hurting are so important - what a great way for them to learn.
Siblings: You've got a couple on your nice list right? Great - now put them on your recruitment list.
Mom or Dad: Before you were born they used to have a life and did stuff, and had fun - and stuff - so ask them.
Work people: Yeah, that's a term. All week long they keep thinking how wonderful you are - you might as well invite them onto your team and prove their assumptions correct!
Neighbours: You shoveled their driveway all last winter - they kind of owe you - invite them)
Friends: Exactly - they'd love to join you because you're the most bestest bestie for life friend in the whole wide world.
Boss: She'd be soooo impressed but then even more impressed when she finds out you didn't invite her to impress her...
Pastor: Tell them they can wear their vestments on the walk, if they want.
Classmates: Save them from a Saturday of Netflix binging and help them do something fun and meaningful.
Church or small group: These folks are great fun and might love to walk for a few hours on a Saturday. Tell them it's a potluck though - church people LOVE potlucks.
Pretty much everyone: Pilates instructor, yoga friend the guy beside you on the bus every morning (Joe something), your favourite barista who always remembers your order, your accountant, your lawyer (our causes are a matter of justice - they should be all over it), your doctor, dentist, or do-gooder-friend-at-the-club-who-is-always-helping-somebody - the list is endless. Enjoy the brainstorming!