We are so excited that you have committed to this journey! There will be lots of moving pieces to help you prepare well, and your profile will be one of the most valuable resources.
Here are some things we need you to handle at the beginning of your preparation process.
1. A Profile Picture
This is just one aspect that helps us get to know you before actually meeting you!
This is where your Adventures profile picture comes in (this is different than the picture on your personal blog).
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Log onto your Adventures profile
2. Go to Edit Profile (upper right corner)
3. Upload a headshot
– Your photo should be a clear picture of only you from the shoulders up with your face visible
2. Your Passport
One of the most important things you need for your Race is your passport!
If you already do have a passport:
If you do not have a passport yet:
EVERYONE should have extra passport photos for potential visa applications (~2 for Semesters). These do not need to match the picture in your passport. You can get these photos taken at a local pharmacy.
3. Medical Information
In order for us to care for you as best as possible during your time with us, we need some medical information from you.
A few months before your trip, your profile will have a new “Training Camp & Launch” section appear. There will be a medical tab where we will ask you to confirm or update your medical info.
**Note: it is very important to update this information if anything changes between now and launch. If you receive a new diagnosis, have any sort of surgery, start any new medication, or develop a new allergy, you must update this section and let your Admissions Advisor know.
We get lots of questions about this! Unfortunately, because we are not medical professionals, we are unqualified and unable to officially give recommendations.
BUT, we do have a few great resources to help:
On your profile:
Once you have decided which vaccines you are receiving, please fill out the Vaccinations Received box at the bottom of the Medical tab of the “Training Camp & Launch” section of your Adventures profile. If you choose not to receive any vaccines, simply check “no” to complete this section.
As always, let your Advisor know if you have any questions!