Participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day® on a team multiplies the fun, the laughter and the tears that you share along the way, and multiplies your fundraising power.

The support of teammates makes training and fundraising more enjoyable (and successful) as it is easier to stay motivated. If your team becomes one of our top teams, your fundraising and recruitment efforts will be recognized on and on the event.

The resources on this page can help you build a team and lead it to fundraising and training success.

How to Form or Join a Team
You can join a team with the “Change Team Membership” link on your Participant Center home page (on the right-hand side). To form a new team, please submit the Team Request Form.

Find a Team to Join
The 3-Day Friend Finder helps participants like you find teams in your area that are open to accepting new members. Follow this link to search the 3-Day Friend Finder for a 3-Day® team to join. Please contact the team captain directly to learn more about their team.

You can also visit the message boards or attend a training walk to find a team. If you can’t find any teams in your area, contact your coach to find a team to join or learn how to form your own.

Grow Your Team and Earn a Slumber Party
If you recruit two first-time walkers by April 26 to join you on the 3-Day, we’ll arrange for you to have a VIP slumber party together on the event, complete with a large tent that sleeps up to 4, with air mattresses, pillows and phone chargers, plus souvenir pajama pants for you to keep. If you don’t want to stay at camp, you can choose a reward of two free nights at a 3-Day host hotel for the Friday and Saturday of the event, instead of the slumber party. Go to to get your personal recruitment link and ID, which you’ll need to start recruiting those first-time walkers to register.

Bonus! If the first-time walkers you are recruiting also live outside one of our 3-Day markets, they’ll get a free plane ticket if they register by April 26 with discount code BYB17. Visit for more information about that offer.

Additional Resources

Tips from Our Top Team Captains
Team Recruitment Ideas

Team Fundraising Ideas
Team Training Ideas
Motivating Your Team

Teams FAQ
Team Request Form
"Join My Team" poster 
Recruitment Kit
"Join Me" eCard

Business Cards
Team Captain Calendar   
Team Captain Tracking Sheet

Suggested Social Media Messages
Conversation Bubbles (Print these fun signs. Snap a selfie and upload it to your social media accounts #The3Day.)

Sample Letters

Read these letters from actual Komen 3-Day participants to get ideas on how to write your own. Be sure to personalize it with your own story and details.

Team Recruitment Letter: First-Timer Team
Team Recruitment Letter: Workplace Team
Team Recruitment Letter: Family Team
Team Fundraising Letter: Neighborhood Team
Team Fundraising Letter: Family Team

Team Fundraising Letter: Organization Team
Team Encouragement Letter: Fundraising Focused
Team Encouragement Letter: Training Focused
Team Encouragement Letter: Pre-Event Motivation