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About The D10

What is The D10?

The D10 (formerly known as The Wall Street Decathlon) is national athletic tour that brings together post-collegiate “executive athletes” who use their collective athleticism to produce a profound impact on pediatric cancer research. Test your athleticism by tackling 10 events; 400m run, Football throw, Pull-ups, 40yd dash, Dips, 500m row, Vertical jump, 20yd shuttle sprint, Bench Press, and 800m run.

What are the 10 events?

The D10 involves athletic events commonly performed at the NFL Scouting Combine, Olympic decathlon, and on the playground. The events are;

400m run
Football throw
Pull-ups
40yd dash
Dips
500m row
Vertical jump
20yd shuttle
Bench press
800m run

Is The D10 a fundraiser?

Yes it is. We believe world-class sporting event should produce a huge philanthropic impact. The D10 aligns with the premier pediatric cancer institutions in North America and D10 registrants guarantee their spot on the playing field only by meeting The D10’s fundraising requirements.

Is there a Rule Book?

Yes, HERE is The D10 Rule Book for your reference.

Can I watch The D10 on television?

YES. In June 2016, The D10 appeared on NBC Sports Network. You may watch the replay online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4QALbuZ2g8&feature=youtu.be

How do I train for The D10?

We got ya’ covered. The D10 offers a full, complimentary training program designed for athletes of all ages and all skill levels. We also give you complimentary access to the finest trainers and training facilities in every city that hosts a D10.

Are there spectators? If so, where do I buy tickets?

The D10 is an awesome event to watch live! Entry is free to watch The D10 in any market. Bring your whole family; there’s a kids play area at every D10, plus concessions, live music and professional announcers.

The claim tickets to The D10 New York, please visit --> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-d10-new-york-tickets-33915075905

Are there awards? If so, what are the awards categories?

YES, The D10 offers the coolest trophies outside of professional sports. The awards categories are; 1st place overall male & female (Individual), age-group awards (Individual/depending on the market), Top Executive (Individual), Top Team, Top Fundraising Team (depending on the market), Top Fundraising Firm (depending on the market), and Top Individual Fundraiser (depending on the market)

Are there scoring tables that show how many points earned per event?

Yes, there is a Men’s Scoring table and Women’s Scoring table.

Each event is worth 1,000 points.

In the INDIVIDUAL D10, an athlete may earn 100 bonus points in any given event if (a) the athlete wins an event and (b) breaks that event's record.

For example, if “Joe Smith” wins the Vertical Jump with a leap of 47”, he earns 100 bonus points since (a) he won the Vertical and (b) he broke the event record of 43.5"

One-fourth (1/4) of a TEAM’s points come from fundraising. Is there a fundraising scoring table?

Yes, here is the The TEAM D10 Fundraising Scoring Table.

The TEAM D10

How many people per team and do we have to register together?

2, 3 or 4 people per team. The choice is up to your team Captain.

No, you don’t have to register together. The Team Captain registers. Once registered, the Captain invites his/her teammates online through their Team D10 profile page. It’s just like sending an Evite to your birthday party.

What is the cost of registering a team?

To register a TEAM to compete in The D10 NYC, there is a one-time registration fee of $1,000.

To register a TEAM to compete in any other market, there is a one-time registration fee of $800.

Do I have to attempt all 10 events?

Nope. That’s the beauty of The TEAM D10. Only the top-2 results in each of the 10 events earn your team points. So, as long as 2 people on your team complete an event, then your team earns points.

Does fundraising affect my team score and what’s the minimum?

YES, fundraising affects your score. There are 26,667 points available in The TEAM D10. Your team may earn up to 6,667 points from your fundraising performance and up to 20,000 points from your athletic performance.

In New York, the minimum is $8,000 per team. In all other markets, the minimum is $6,000 per team.

May men and women compete on the same team?

Yes, mixed gender teams are encouraged.

What happens if my Team doesn’t meet the fundraising minimum?

The fundraising minimums are easily achievable for any team that makes a sincere effort. The D10 is a fundraising event involving an inspiring community of leaders and up-and-comer's who set a benchmark. Meet the minimum to earn your team’s ticket on to the playing field. Otherwise, watch The D10 on television and be inspired to join this community next year.

Do I have to work in financial services to register for The TEAM D10?

No. Just bring your “A-game”.

The INDIVIDUAL D10

Do I have to complete all 10 events?

No, but you are encouraged to try them all. They are fun and approachable, and you’ll be in an incredibly motivating environment that you’ll want to give all 10 events a shot. Of course, if you’re injured and need to bypass an event, that’s cool too.

What is the cost to register?

To register to compete as an INDIVIDUAL in The D10 NYC, there is a one-time registration fee of $395.

To register to compete as an INDIVIDUAL in any/all other markets, there is a one-time registration fee of $305.

Do I have to work in the financial services community?

No. The D10 was once an event exclusively for those employed in the financial services sector. That restriction was lifted in-part in 2016, and in-full in 2017. We welcome “Executive Athletes” from energy, tech, professional services, healthcare, etc. Our community in New York and other markets remains comprised largely of men and women employed in financial services.

What is the fundraising minimum?

In New York, the fundraising minimum is $3,000 per person in order to guarantee your spot on the playing field.

For all other markets, the fundraising minimum is $2,000 per person in order to guarantee your spot on the playing field.

Is there anyone at The D10 I may speak to?

Yes, our awesome team is available 24/7 in Houston, TX to answer your questions. Every registrant is assigned to a dedicated Account Executive who is there to guide you through the training and fundraising process, plus answer any questions. Feel free to email info@thedecathlon.org or to call 346-223-2049

May I transfer to the TEAM D10?

Yes, just ask your dedicated Account Executive for assistance.

Are there age-groups?

Yes, the INDIVIDUAL D10 offers age-group awards (depending on the market) and segments participants according to their age. The categories include Under-30, 30-39, 40-49, 50+

Free Agency

How much does it cost to register as a free agent?

It's the same entry fee as The Individual D10.

What happens if I don't get drafted?

The D10 will either form a team of un-drafted free agents, or give you the opportunity to participate in The Individual D10.

I'm a free agent looking to join a D10 Team in New York – can I get drafted by a D10 Team competing in a different market?

Nope.

What happens if I decline an invitation?

The Team Captain that attempted to draft you receives that, to borrow from George Costanza says, "It's not you. It's me."

Let's assume I receive an invitation. How do I lookup who else is on the team?

The invitation includes the team name and captain's name. Just 'search for a competitor' on TheDecathlon.org to view the team that wants you to join it.

Can a team draft a free agent of any gender?

Yes.

Who do I contact if I have questions about free agency?

Just email The Decathlon team — info@thedecathlon.org — a representative will reply within 24 hours. Or less.

Fundraising

Is there a fundraising minimum to compete in The D10?

Yes. The D10’s success is measured by a single metric -- amount raised.

New for 2017;
*TEAM D10 (New York City) fundraising minimum is $8,000
*TEAM D10 (non-NYC) fundraising minimum is $6,000

New for 2017;
*Individual D10 (New York City) fundraising minimum is $3,000
*Individual D10 (non-NYC) fundraising minimum is $2,000

How are donations via check handled?

Most donating is done online, however, donations may also be submitted via check.

In New York;

(1) All checks must be made payable to MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER

(2) All checks must include the event ID E17AGDCL

(3) All checks must include the name of the athlete in the memo

(4) All checks may be mailed to;
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center,
c/o: April Maas
One Dag Hammerskjold Plaza
885 Second Ave., 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Please contact info@thedecathlon.org for any questions regarding check donations for events in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston.

What percentage of the donation is received by the beneficiary?

100%.

Any/all donations submitted online are processed by and received directly by the beneficiary.

Donors receive tax receipts for 100% of their donation.

All donation acknowledgement letters are created and distributed by The D10’s beneficiary.

Do matching-gifts count towards the athlete’s fundraising goal?

Yes, absolutely.

We encourage all athletes to take advantage of their company’s matching-gifts program.

If you have any questions about your matching-gift program, please contact The D10’s Account Managers are our headquarters in Houston, TX or by emailing info@thedecathlon.org

Are stock gifts accepted?

Yes.

If you have any questions about stock gifts, please contact your D10 Account Manager at our headquarters in Houston, TX, or by emailing info@thedecathlon.org

Is there a PLEDGE FORM?

Yes. All check donations should be accompanied by a Pledge Form which may be referenced online;

For NEW YORK
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i51vzdj7qvfyhpm/MSKCC.NEWYORK.2017.pdf?dl=0

For BOSTON
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dlcbe6q4asgfsh1/DFCI.BOSTON.2017.pdf?dl=0

For CHICAGO
https://www.dropbox.com/s/f1sws1s4y421ihx/RUMC.Chicago.2017.pdf?dl=0

For SAN FRANCISCO
https://www.dropbox.com/s/svwqzqce5j66m07/LPCH.SANFRAN.2017.pdf?dl=0

For HOUSTON
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rrj0vr4f9xxid6d/MDACC.HOUSTON.2017.pdf?dl=0

Who do I contact to obtain a tax receipt?

For donors who supported athletes competing in The D10 NEW YORK benefiting Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, please contact;
April Maas
maasa@mskcc.org
646-227-3162

For donors who supported athletes competing in The D10 BOSTON benefiting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, please contact;
Molly Moss
molly_moss@dfci.harvard.edu
617-632-5091

For donors who supported athletes competing in The D10 CHICAGO benefiting Rush University Medical Center, please contact;
Brigid Mullen
Brigid_T_Mullen@rush.edu
312-942-4460

For donors who supported athletes competing in The D10 SAN FRANCISCO benefiting Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, please contact;
Brittney Dawes
Brittney.Dawes@lpfch.org
650-498-6328

For donors who supported athletes competing in The D10 HOUSTON benefiting MD Anderson Cancer Center, please contact;
Janet McCloskey
jsmcclos@mdanderson.org
713-794-3231