How to Join Team First Descents

Team FD is for EVERYONE. The only thing you need to join is a spirit of adventure, creativity, and passion.

JOIN a Challenge

First Descents has several Core Events that you can sign up or apply for. These partner events range from 5k runs to 100 mile mountain bike races. Visit the Team FD homepage and scroll to the bottom to see a list of core events and how to apply:

If you are fundraising for an FD2 or an FDX, click on JOIN A TEAM and type “FD2” or “FDX” in the search box to find your Team’s fundraising page.

START a Challenge

Team First Descents wants to support YOU in fueling your passion and achieving your goals, to the greatest extent possible! You can create your own challenge on our website.

Register as an Individual: If you are taking on your fundraising challenge solo, you can register as an individual. As an individual, you can create a personal fundraising page where you will be able to tell your story and have others support you by making a donation to your page.

Start a Team: Taking on a challenge with friends? If your challenge involves recruiting others to join you in your fundraising efforts, starting a TEAM is the option for you. You will still be able to create a personal page, but as a team you can invite others to participate in your by directing them to your page and selecting “join team!”

Need a little inspiration? Here are a few ideas:

  • Swim in a Shark Tank
  • Run a 5k in 5 different cities
  • Host a pub crawl
  • Hike the Appalachian Trail
  • Do one act of kindness a day for a year
  • Climb Kilimanjaro, some of Colorado’s 14’ers or any other peak!

Need a little more? Check out some of the past challenges people have done for First Descents:

Team Hardcore

Team Nor’Westers

Team Do Good Everywhere


WHY JOIN TEAM FD:  Team FD participants raise money for First Descents so that more young adult affected by cancer can attend our programs.  All funds raised through Team FD will directly impact the lives of a young adult cancer fighters and survivors – but even better, embracing a challenge will change your life. Become a source of inspiration and a force for positive change in your life and the lives of others.