Here are the basics to set up your P4T Admin platform, invite participants to a challenge, and get moving.
You will need:
A desktop/laptop computer and web browser - to manage the Pacer for Teams Admin challenge platform as an Admin.
Android or iOS smartphone - to download Pacer and track activity data for P4T virtual challenges as a participant.
A positive attitude and a friendly, competitive spirit.
1. Register a free Pacer for Teams Admin account.
Provide basic information to create a Pacer for Teams Organization (P4T Org for short) on our Pacer for Teams website. This is your private virtual event space in the Pacer app universe. Here you create challenges and teams, invite participants, access activity data, and more.
Pacer is the world's biggest online walking platform. Participants can be anywhere on planet Earth as long as they have a cellular or Wifi signal to periodically upload activity data.
Every new P4T Org defaults to the free trial version, which gives you all Enterprise features for 14 days. You can invite up to 20 participants during the free trial. You do not have to commit to or pay for any P4T Enterprise subscription fees during or after the trial period.
Each P4T Org has one Account owner with a linked name and email address. You can invite more Admins to assist with challenges for free and with ease.
2. Edit your P4T Organization Information/Settings.
Upload icons, background photos, and app button colors to create a brand experience. Create an easy invite Org code for participants to join your P4T Org. Adjust high-level admin and participant permissions such as allowing new users to join.
You can purchase P4T Enterprise subscriptions in user price tier ranges in 1-month increments. If you know how many participants you will have, you can pay for and manage your P4T Enterprise subscription in your P4T Org Settings. If you are not sure, contact us for Enterprise activation and payment options.
3. Create teams based on your challenge type and goals.
Admins can create teams in the Admin platform at any time. There is no team number limit and no team size limit. Team creation is optional.
If you do not create any teams, everyone automatically joins the default Org team.
If you create teams before inviting anyone, participants must choose a team from a list.
You can invite participants to the Org first, create teams, and then move participants.
4. Create and publish challenge(s).
You can create total step, total distance, daily step goal, GPS race, and Pacer Adventure challenges. Choose custom start and end dates, data source allowances/limits, challenge goals, and branding options. Challenges can be mandatory or voluntary.
5. Download Pacer and practice onboarding.
Practice makes perfect. Experience a P4T virtual challenge yourself by going through the invite process, accessing the challenge leaderboards, and managing your activity data.
Invite a few others as well, especially if your company or organization spans many world time zones.
6. Invite Participants.
Your P4T has one participant invite code. Share the code, along with an invite link and QR code that helps participants download Pacer and join.
7. Get Moving!
Send an announcement to everyone in your P4T Org to let them know your challenge has started or will start. You can also share activity data management tips and app troubleshooting steps.
Participants can begin syncing data in Pacer whether there is an active challenge or not. Once a challenge start date arrives, the leaderboard goes live. You can follow along in the Admin platform, or hopefully join the challenge yourself. View and export the challenge data whenever you'd like.